NZ First has go at Govt over asset sales
Sun, 02 Sep 2012 1:42p.m.
New Zealand First is this morning condemning the Government for even considering its asset sales programme tomorrow.
The controversial bill, which plans to partially sell the country's four state-owned energy companies, was passed in Parliament last month.
But on Q+A today, New Zealand First MP Winston Peters says the matter needs to be put back to the people to vote on.
“What they’re doing is selling one of the gilt-edge assets that our grandfathers and forefathers built up that is a massive profitable venture that even Treasury, which hardly is a left-wing outfit, says is economically and fiscally unsound as a move,” says Mr Peters.
This comes as the Green Party gathers signatures to try to lodge a citizens-initiated referendum on the bill.
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3/09/2012 10:45:33 a.m.
People need to stop thinking that this is a democracy only 1 day in three years. I thought in this democracy of ours our voices should be heard everyday. What a sad state of affairs we are in when people try and defend actions taken by a government, when the majority of our people dont want it to happen. Stop quoting the election day results and thinking that is justification for going against what the people want. Maybe they did vote National, and now they change their mind because they can see the smoke and mirrors for what they are. We are in a democracy, stop supporting and trying to defend this totally undemocratic decision this government is implementing. Shame on you.
3/09/2012 10:19:58 a.m.
Don't even bother listening to this charlatan led bunch of has-beens.....they don't even have any constituency seats.
3/09/2012 9:58:51 a.m.
Oh Eddie... the truth hurts you doesnt it... not many people lke John Key... infact in a recent poll two thrids of all women surveyed believed John Key to be arrogant, smarmy and dishonest.
Dont like to mention facts though do you eddie... just garbage upon garbage.
Dont actually believe I have ever seen you post the truth.
3/09/2012 7:47:45 a.m.
Haahaa DAVID, still employing The Standards "and he only got 33 percent of the total available vote on election night.. his coalition got 33 percent of the total vote... translating into 48 percent of people who showed up to cast a vote"...ohh dear you really need to dry your eyes and move on DAVID..election was 10mths ago!!. DAVID if the situation was reversed and Labour/left coalition got the %ages you quote, can we all take your blinkered word that Labour would have no mandate for it's election promises (GST off Veges and CGT?) and if any from the right espoused what you are saying you would be understanding and agree with our concernes?...insert TUI ad here! heehee...to quote your hero Cullan "We won you lost, eat that!"
3/09/2012 6:07:30 a.m.
Bill Stewart wrote:
Who are you Peters, you are just a two bit cockroach list mp, who would not be there if it wasn't for a tape. This referendum Green party are doing ,are they taking note of who voted and who did not, don't vote you cannot complain and they cannot have any say. They had there chance on election day. they didnt take it, end of story.
2/09/2012 9:02:37 p.m.
Because the system is corrupt John and the current leader of the National Party is the parties most morally bankrupt and ethically corrupt leader in the parties history.
He doesnt respect what the people want... he manipulated the electoral system to get himself re elected... and he only got 33 percent of the total available vote on election night.. his coalition got 33 percent of the total vote... translating into 48 percent of people who showed up to cast a vote.
John Key is the most arrogant and out of touch leader that this country has ever had and I have seen a great many Prime Ministers come and go.
But he most certainly doesnt have a mnadate and only a moron would argue that he did... leaves space for Mike and Eddies posts here....
2/09/2012 4:20:28 p.m.
Why is it not LAW that something as big as this needs more than just a nod from the PM and his National buddies? GO WINSTON!
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