Mike Hosking: Government is spinning bollocks over border blunder

Author
Mike Hosking,
Publish Date
Wed, 17 Jun 2020, 8:00PM
Jacinda Ardern and Ashley Bloomfield. (Photo / NZ Herald)

Mike Hosking: Government is spinning bollocks over border blunder

Author
Mike Hosking,
Publish Date
Wed, 17 Jun 2020, 8:00PM

This is this government to a "t." All noise, no delivery.

Even as the two women were let out of quarantine on compassionate grounds were exposed as being two new cases we shouldn’t have had, the Prime Minister, yet again, was spinning the bollocks she's spun this entire time through Covid-19.

That's how well prepared we are, why we test, and how rigorous our testing is. It meant nothing because most of it isn't true.

The same way it wasn’t true when she defended no quarantine, because self-isolation was full proof because the police were knocking on the doors, until, of course, it was discovered they weren't. The same as yesterday’s fiasco where people are released from quarantine early with no test.

And as a result of that cock up Ashley Bloomfield fronts up, and tells us how it's good this has been discovered so we can tighten those rules further. Was he perhaps hoping at no point anyone goes, "mate, we thought you would have thought of testing them before they leave because that’s about the most obvious thing you can do, and we all thought it went without saying you were doing it?"

If you're thinking we should be keeping the borders closed, don’t. It's not the border's fault, or the people who turn up here to see dying relatives. The answer is not to prevent people coming here or be more conservative, the answer is for the people who are supposed to be doing their job, to actually do their job.

Yesterday, it was revealed the police didn’t do their job either, and that’s why the madman in Christchurch in March last year got a licence for his guns. The answer was never a gun buyback, it was to do the job properly in the first place.

This, by the way, is the same Ministry of Health who in yesterday's health review essentially got a lot of the system taken off them and handed to what is recommended to be an entirely new agency.

This is the same Ministry, the head of which the Prime Minister, as we have said over and over again, has foolishly hitched her inexperienced wagon to, and driven the economy into the ground by being overly fascinated, zealous, and obsessed with a numbers game around a virus while jobs burned.

And now the same bloke who ran that obsession, lets peoples out from quarantine without testing them. And let us not get started on those who scarpered from the funeral.

For all those obsessed with Bloomfield, who bought the t-shirt, who wanted him knighted, he's a policy wonk no smarter than the rest of them advising a government that’s spins bollocks to hide their ineptitude.

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