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Clark challenged to disavow dirty tactics

John Key MP
National Party Leader

6 August 2008

Clark challenged to disavow dirty tactics

National Party Leader John Key today challenged Helen Clark to distance herself and her government from the dirty tactics being employed against National.

“The dirty tactics used by those who infiltrated the National Party conference at the weekend and secretly bugged MPs’ personal conversations are disgusting.

“I call on Helen Clark to say whether she condones or condemns these tactics.

“Is this what she meant when she told Labour activists recently to put on their ‘hard hats’?

“The contrast between the two major parties is revealing. National is focused on what really matters to New Zealanders. At our weekend conference we outlined our 10-point blueprint to build a stronger future for New Zealand.

“At the same time the Labour Party is showing they have no plans for the future and no vision, beyond descending to the lowest level to cling on to power.

“Helen Clark needs to tell the country whether the level of dirty tactics now being revealed is what we can expect from her Party up the election.

“National does not intend to descend into the gutter. I intend to run a clean, positive campaign, focused on the issues that really matter to New Zealanders.”


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