So Rodney Hide is finally stepping up to the mark and criticising the Emissions Trading Scheme. I'm sure the huge volume of e-mails he has had from supporters has jolted his conscience, just like it did with his profligate overseas travel spending.
The Herald reports that Maori Party MP Rahui Katene returned the swipe, beginning her speech by noting it was a joy to work with a party "not tied down in Hide-bound ideas". What he or she (I've really no idea which) means is that it is good to deal with a party (National) that has no principles. How true!