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 Northland By-Election
Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland has exposed the simmering dissatisfaction with the government that exists out in the provinces. Yet it remains to be seen whether this defeat will have much significance – and not simply because if and when Labour resumes business as usual in the Northland seat at the next election, Peters’ hold on it could simply evaporate.
On Saturday, National’s electorate vote declined by 7,000 votes, as the 9,000 majority it won last September turned into a 4,000 vote deficit – mainly because Labour supporters followed the nod and wink given by Labour leader Andrew Little, and voted tactically for Peters. In the process, Labour’s vote went down from nearly 9,000 votes six months ago, to only 1,315 on Saturday. More>>