Buzz from the Beehive
Who will blink first – Russian oligarchs or Kiwi duopolists?
We ask because our government has further tightened the thumbscrews on both.
It has introduced a bill to crimp the powers of the supermarkets in this country and it has imposed further sanctions to express this country’s disapproval of Russian and Belarusian military action in Ukraine.
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark said the supermarket duopoly has been given plenty of warning.
“If they fail to adequately open up their wholesale market voluntarily, government will make it happen,” he said.
If Putin fails to pull out of Ukraine voluntarily, it is unlikely the Ardern government can pass a bill to make it happen. Continue reading “Clark has a new Bill to back up his threats to supermarkets – let’s see if Mahuta can similarly bring Putin to heel”