Shame on MP

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I was dis­ap­pointed to read MP Scott Simp­son’s ed­i­to­rial in this week’s pa­per (Ad­ver­tiser, Novem­ber 29) as he spoke against two things that are near and dear to my heart, which is be­ing able to drive on a road with­out fear of be­ing killed and not hav­ing my rights as a worker re­duced.

Up until now I had thought the MP had said the right things in re­gard to the is­sues around SH2 be­tween Tau­ranga and Waihi. His lat­est ar­ti­cle has sud­denly be­come politi­cised and he ap­pears to try to gain political favour at the cost of the dozens of fa­tal­i­ties we’ve had to en­dure over the last years.

Shame on you Scott. This isn’t an is­sue that has popped up since the last elec­tion, so why doesn’t he call up Si­mon and ask why this wasn’t taken care of when he was Minister of Trans­porta­tion? Was it be­cause Na­tional had also al­lo­cated that money else­where? Was it be­cause Tau­ranga is seen as a safe blue seat? Why does ev­ery politi­cian who comes here say some­thing needs to be done and then when we ask when that’s go­ing to hap­pen, they put up their hands and say “that’s an NZTA de­ci­sion”.

As far as in­dus­trial ac­tion goes, this is just a re­sult of the chick­ens com­ing home to roost af­ter nine years of Na­tional

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