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Wake-Up Call For Democracies Everywhere

Rt Hon Winston Peters

New Zealand First Leader

Member of Parliament for Northland
24 JUNE 2016

Wake-Up Call For Democracies Everywhere

This is a massive wake-up call for the British establishment and the high-placed bureaucracy, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.

“It’s not just a wake up for the UK, or the EU, but to democracies everywhere.

“The people who pay the taxes and face some of the greatest competition for jobs, working conditions and a decent economic and social future simply are not going to go on being ignored or treated as invisible.

“They are sick and tired of so-called experts fobbing them off with promises and pixie dust.

“This was a campaign where the experts employed fear and predictions, most of which related to the wellbeing of the few against the interests of the many.

“The Remain campaign had all the money, and the advantage of political and occupational incumbency.

“The trigger point which focused so many voters was the effect of mass immigration on their country, and their own economic and social futures.

“The irony is that this happened to a population of 64 million bringing in under 250,000 people a year in contrast to New Zealand with a population of 4.6 million bringing in comparatively three times that number, whilst totally ignoring the economic and social consequences.

“It was a bad day for Prime Minister Cameron and an even worse day for the UK Labour Party so out of step with UK workers.

“I joined the Leave campaign at the Leave campaign’s request and I am delighted the British people exhibited the same character they showed when they confronted Hitler.”


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