An excellent article on Wednesday by Stuff’s very measured Chief Political writer Henry Cooke. Its theme was the Police Chief Andrew Coster’s credibility gap with his failure to act on the blocking of the capital’s key streets by protesters vehicles.
I’m told that Coster now has a nick-name with police officers, specifically “Cuddly Coster”.
His handing of the massive disruption by deliberate law-breaking protesters has been shamefully inept. He is temperamentally unsuited for a crime-fighting role for make no mistake, what is happening at Parliament is criminal activity on numerous fronts and Wellingtonians have had enough.
But then again, who knows? He may simply be following orders from the ultimate power, namely the Prime Minister who’s currently missing in action.