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Key Running Scared Over TV Debates

Rt Hon Winston Peters
New Zealand First Leader
5 JUNE 2014

Key Running Scared Over TV Debates

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters has accused John Key of running scared away from election television debates.

The Prime Minister has pulled out of a planned TV3 debate that includes Mr Peters, Labour and the Green Party.

“Typical John Key - the chance of a fair, robust debate about the future of the country and he runs a hundred miles.

“The people of New Zealand are entitled to see how Mr Key performs under pressure.

“Well, they’ve seen how he performs – he does a runner.”

Mr Peters says he could not imagine past National leaders running away from an open debate with other political parties.

“They would say ‘bring it on’, whereas John Key says ‘turn it off’.

“Frankly, only those who haven’t got a defence as to what they are doing are not prepared to face questions,” says Mr Peters.

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