The Nats have just passed a motion to put the house into urgency to get their ETS passed. What a dog’s breakfast. They have fuelled the fires of division and prejudice by doing exclusive deals with sectors and corporations that shift costs onto poorer and less priviledged Kiwis. In opening up the Conservation estate to select iwi corporations and foreign investors, there will be inevitable suspicion about every other part of the legislation and it’s objectives. Horsetrading to get support for the Bill has been far from transparent and Nick Smith consistently misleads the country with statistics that suit his purposes in both ACC and now around the ETS. Given the statement that farmers are supposed to be the beneficiaries of this deal why does Don Nicolson, President of Fed Farmers, think this whole process “a mess”, “a shambles” and “a growing disaster”, to use his own words. Makes one wonder whether we should start from scratch?? Feds even suggested a carbon/emissions tax. Shame they campaigned against what they called the Fart tax. Hope they show more vision in the future. The country needs agriculture.