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Coalition blues ahead, warns Dunne

Coalition blues ahead, warns Dunne

Coalition blues lie ahead unless United Future is the main support for the next government, United Future leader Peter Dunne told Rotary Club of Wellington members this afternoon.

Mr Dunne that either a Labour/Greens or a National/New Zealand First coalition would be too extreme for most middle ground New Zealanders, and would prove to be unworkable.

He said if a Labour/Greens coalition comes to power:

- No new roads will be built, with gridlock in Auckland and Wellington crippling those cities and the regional economies.
- Cannabis will be legalised and pseudo methamphetamine or “P” downgraded as a serious drug.
- There will be even more social engineering and politically correct social legislation.
- New taxes will be introduced on foods considered to be unhealthy.
- Nandor Tanczos will sit in Cabinet as Attorney-General.
- If a National/New Zealand First takes office, Mr Dunne said:Tax cuts will be gone by lunchtime.
- Immigration will be based on the colour of a person’s skin, rather than the skills and qualifications they possess.
- There will be racial tension and social division.
- The government will be paralysed by divisions over its leadership.
- There will be an election in 18 months.

Mr Dunne said that by contrast United Future would:

- Ensure stable government as a reliable partner for either major party, and having been the first support party to stay the course for a full three years.
- Knock the extreme edges of either Labour or National to bring them back into the mainstream.
- Ensure the next government had a strong family focus in its tax, education and social policies.
- Make New Zealand the world’s best culturally diverse nation.
- Provide quality Ministers to a coalition government.

ENDS

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