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Don Brash responds to election date announcement

Don Brash MP National Party Leader

25 July 2005

Don Brash responds to election date announcement

Leader Don Brash says the National Party intends to focus on the important issues affecting ordinary New Zealanders in this election campaign.

"This election is about finally tackling the issues of mainstream New Zealanders, after six years of Labour's PC social engineering.

"It is about restoring for ordinary New Zealanders the right incentives to work hard and to get ahead, for the benefit of their families and their country.

"It is about providing the right incentives in the tax system, in education, and in the welfare system so that our children and grandchildren don't feel the need to move to Australia to have a decent life.

"It's about bringing the Treaty grievance industry to an end, and reining in a Labour spending machine that has collected and wasted most of the economic growth of the past six years.

"This election is about mainstream New Zealanders finally saying to the Labour Government 'that's enough - it's our turn'," says Dr Brash.


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