Prime Minister John Key's Budget Video
22 May 2013
The National-led Government's
Budget, which we released to New Zealand last week, has
been extremely well received. That's because it delivers in
the areas that matter, and it supports our families who need
When I spoke in Parliament on the Budget last
week, it was great to have the chance to talk about our
success in Government. I also took the opportunity to point
out that the Opposition have adopted our mixed ownership
policy as their own.
Watch my latest video to see exactly
what I said.
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On The Last Rites For The TPP
The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is one of those litmus issues that has always had more to do with one’s place on the political spectrum than with any imminent reality.
To date, the Greens have opposed (a) a wide range of the leaked content of the TPP (b) the secretive way it has been negotiated and (c) the undemocratic way in which any final document would be ratified. Labour has shared some of those concerns, but while remaining generally supportive of the deal itself.
National has, for its part, been very enthusiastic about the TPP, while still giving assurances about Pharmac being protected... For the TPP’s friends and foes alike though, the end now seems nigh. More>>