I just hope that when me and my buddies have something to moan about, that the rest of the country doesn’t get too pissed off with all of us blocking every intersection the length and breadth of the country.
I have no doubt that the truckies have genuine concerns (as did the teachers all through the 90s), but seriously my battle wasn’t with them. Why the hell should they have the right to dominate the physical movements of tens of thousands of people at rush hour on Friday morning.
So, if you see me sitting or lying at the intersection of Colombo St and Tuam St, please drive slowly and think, well the Truckies were able to get away with this.
PS, if you think this is a Labour issue, what has National had to say about it – ZIP!
I’ll still defend their right to protest. But they are taking the piss when the are protesting on the second increase in Road User Charges in 20 years and that they disrupt tens of thousands of Kiwi’s movements up and down the country. Also is it a coincidence that the Chief Executive of the Road Transport Forum (organiser of the truck protest) Tony Friedlander is the former National Party MP for New Plymouth told the government that they were going to do some form of protest weeks ago before the announcement. This from a former National MP in election, on what isn’t an unreasonable charge increase – only the second in 20 years.