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Dunne advises National to take the longer view

Thursday, 24 February 2005

Dunne advises National to take the longer view

United Future leader, Peter Dunne, says National’s spokespeople should think about the longer-term effects of their announcements before making them.

He was responding to reported comments from National’s welfare spokesperson, Judith Collins, that the career prospects of the Families Commission and its staff are slightly bleak, if National wins the next election.

“The Commission is strongly supported by United Future and should National and United Future begin talks about forming a Government after the next election, then the future of the Commission will certainly come up for discussion.

“For Mrs Collins to pre-empt Dr Brash’s position in those potential talks is at best very courageous for an ambitious politician and at worst, very foolish,” said Mr Dunne.

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