Shame on MP
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