Labour Untruths About State House Sales
Before the election, Helen Clark told the people of
Invercargill, and others, that Labour would stop the sale of
Yesterday Minister of Housing Mark Gosche
confirmed that the Government would sell State houses.
Gosche is trying to justify this hypocrisy by saying any
State house sales will not be widespread.
that the Government tries to explain away breaking the Prime
Minister's pledge by hiding behind weasel words.
Zealanders took the Prime Minister at her word," Mr Ryall
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