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Scoop Election Briefing – United Future's Dunne

Scoop Election Briefing – United Future's Peter Dunne

Peter Dunne discusses bottom lines, stable government, whether the Maori seats would go under his watch and United Future MP Marc Alexander's recent anti-Labour comments

EXPLANATORY NOTE Re: Scoop's Election Briefings: Over the next few weeks, utilising the latest electronic wizardry, Scoop will be interviewing key players from across the political spectrum. The interviews will be posted in full in audio files in MP3 format with a summary note from the interviewer.

The intention is to provide a venue for a more detailed understanding of the thinking of the political parties and their views on policies than can be obtained from the typical debate style presentations being carried by other media.

Wednesday, 31August 2005 – 3:30 PM – United Future Leaders office Bowen House

  • Extract discussing Maori seats – National's plans to abolish these seats and Mr Dunne's friend, Dr Brash's approach to race relations.

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    Earlier this week United Future's leader Peter Dunne took the time to explain to Scoop what his parties bottom lines will be in post election co-alition talks. Whilst uneasy about National's plans to scrap the Maori seats should they become the next Government - Mr Dunne explained that keeping the Maori seats was not a bottom line for his party, if they were to enter into a coalition with National.

    Mr Dunne also discussed:

  • How his MP's would be kept in check given the 'party hopping law' has now expired
  • Recent comments by United Future MP Marc Alexander which included bagging Labour Cabinet Minister, Steve Maharey
  • The achievements United Future has made whilst providing confidence and supply to the Labour-Progressive Government
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