A look at how we got into this legal highs muddle and how the government's knee-jerk reaction is all about the drug of power rather than any evidence on legal highs themselves
We all know that drugs have mid-altering qualities and can do odd things to your brain, but who would have thought that legal highs were so powerful that they could alter the minds of nearly every MP in New Zealand so suddenly.
The transcript of Wednesday's question time in the House is not yet available via Hansard. Fortunately, I am able to roughly recreate it below (with some possible inaccuracies, although minor in nature).
Russel Norman: To the Minister of Energy and Resources. Is he any good at his job?
It was a day for two Comeback Kids, as John Key announced who he might dance with on election night and Winston Peters & Peter Dunne returned from the wings to take centre stage
This evening, as high winds continued to batter Auckland, I picked up branches in our front yard and thought about Winston Peters and Peter Dunne.
Three important public law developments fell on the one day. That makes posting a bit of a challenge!
Three pretty interesting public law developments took place today. (I fully recognise that attaching the descriptor "interesting" to the phrase "public law developments" is an open invitation to ridicule, but I stand by the claim!)