Tue, 04 Sep 2012 6:21p.m.
The fight between Maori and the Government over water rights is getting closer to court.
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6/09/2012 2:00:49 p.m.
What a joke!!!
5/09/2012 1:34:09 p.m.
Key's refusal to talk with the Maori Council and only deal with individual Iwi is classic National divide and conquer. He divided Pakeha against Maori with his constantly braying "nobody owns the water"; now he seeks to divide Maori against Maori.
Not a single argument National has put forward to justify their plundering of our vital infrastructure has held up.
Asset sales won't reduce debt. Asset sales won't boost the economy. Treasury conceded that savings on interest payments from lower debt will be less than the foregone profits. Every analyses agrees that selling our strategic, income generating infrastructure will leave NZ worse off.
Considering the market conditions, the water rights issue and the looming referendum, pushing ahead with this plan is ideological pigheadedness at best, economic treason at worst.
Only the willfully ignorant can't see that pushing ahead with this will cost National the next few elections.
Don't be surprised if Key ultimately backs down, calls off the asset sales, and attempts to pin the blame on Maori in a racist dog-whistle to National's core constituency. Then steps down before the end of his term, only to be gifted the knighthood he so desperately craves by his successor.
5/09/2012 12:17:04 p.m.
thank you to the maori people of this great country! you are the only ones brave anuff to save our asset sales.. the rest of us pakeha should hang our heads in shame..
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