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A Pile of Reasons Why Gerry Should Go

Rt Hon Winston Peters

New Zealand First Leader
24 JULY 2014

A Pile of Reasons Why Gerry Should Go

New Zealand First challenges Prime Minister John Key to accept Minister of Transport Gerry Brownlee’s resignation.

“But it’s a charade isn’t it, offering his resignation for breaching security,” says Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.

“Is it about taking the heat off around National MP Claudette Hauiti’s departure and questions over her spending?

“We say Gerry Brownlee should resign but for a different reason.

“There’s more than one reason – the two lemons that have been on the Cook Strait run for a start.

“Then there’s his inexcusable bombastic ways with the people of Christchurch who have suffered dreadfully since the earthquakes. The Rebuild has been too slow, he’s upset everyone, he’s out of his depth.

“The Minister has allowed KiwiRail to spend tens of millions of dollars trying to get the Aratere sorted so it can ply the interisland run with regularity. They still haven’t got the ship right but the Minister is still shrugging his shoulders. He’s no decision maker. He’s wasting taxpayers’ money.

“It’s time for him to go.”

ENDS


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