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Furious farmers should get with the programme

Friday 22 Sep 17 10:00am

FLASHBACK ... Bill English's tractor stunt in 2005


POLITICAL PROTESTS this week over fart taxes and water charges are at odds with research showing the agricultural sector knows it has to pay for its pollution.

About 500 farmers held a rally in Labour leader Jacinda Ardern’s hometown Morrinsville on Monday – and even dragged out the tractor National Party leader drove up the steps of Parliament in a 2005 protest over a proposed carbon tax.

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Related Topics: Agriculture | Carbon prices | Politics | Tax | The House

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