When I read of the Peace Pact between China and the Solomon Islands my heart went out to the millions of mainland Chinese citizens who could now breathe a sigh of relief, the threat of a Solomons Islands invasion of China having been thwarted.
Like so many New Zealand Prime Ministerial precedents, aware of their looming political demise, Jacinda has resorted to international photo opportunity posturing with endless political leaders, to hopefully impress the peasantry back home. It never works though, as once the political tide starts ebbing, no amount of Queen Canuting can stop it as the Jacindamania phenomenon is now well and truly over.
Jacinda’s reaction to the Solomon Islands-Chinese treaty was hand-wringingly platitudinous of unspecified concern. Having implicitly agreed not to invade China perhaps she worried they might now turn on New Zealand. Should they invade and foolishly do so first in Auckland, given the daily horror accounts from the Queen city, the poor buggers will all be stabbed to death. Best they re-think an attack and have a crack at Canada.