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Truth Hurts Labour Says Peters

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5 April 2005

Truth Hurts Labour Says Peters

New Zealanders should be grateful that John Tamihere is finally telling the truth about the power crazed leaders of the Labour minority government, says Rt Hon Winston Peters.

Mr Peters usually declines to comment about the internal workings of other political parties but he said today the Tamihere article in the Investigate magazine was “a refreshingly frank” appraisal of Labour from someone who should know.

“It is well known that the old political parties are riven with dissent and division because instead of concentrating on policies and principles, they focus on grabbing power and holding on to it.

“Labour is no longer a party that delivers social and economic justice to working people, families or small enterprises. It is a party of social engineers and control freaks with an unbalanced, manipulative social agenda.

“New Zealanders are sick and tired of being told how to think by people without any understanding of New Zealand values.

“The real joke of course is that Liane Dalziel was told to go away for telling lies, while John Tamihere is being told to go away for telling the truth.

“The Investigate article is even more revealing than the revelations about Don Brash’s old moth-eaten pyjamas and his culinary disasters with corned beef and frozen peas,” said Mr Peters.


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