Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Key in Fear of Similar Brexit Backlash in NZ

Rt Hon Winston Peters

New Zealand First Leader

Member of Parliament for Northland
27 JUNE 2016

Key in Fear of Similar Brexit Backlash in NZ

The Prime Minister John Key is scrambling to reclaim ground after favouring Britain to stay in Europe and now he’s in fairy land over New Zealand’s immigration, says New Zealand First leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters.

“Open immigration into Britain was a major factor in the Brexit vote outcome which Mr Key knows, and now he’s propagating the myth his government has controlled immigration.

“New Zealand’s immigration is four times greater than Britain’s immigration intake per head of population – we have over 125,000 arriving annually and 69,000 net staying.

“Mr Key is very worried; he’s just seen the backlash the UK establishment received from a serious majority in Britain.

“The result left him like a stunned mullet because he has no plan B.

“Like the UK, hundreds of thousands of ordinary New Zealanders have been treated by the Key government as though they do not count and do not exist. It is these people who have put up with the huge stress of housing, health, education and infrastructural costs and they are sick of being preached at by a the power elite trying to tell them that all is well.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The
America’s Cup

The fact New Zealand now reigns supreme once again in the most sophisticated contest in the world’s most elite sport – yacht racing – can’t help but reflect the trajectory the country has been on since the 1980s...

Elite sport used to feel more like a collective, shared experience. It was our team, composed of people who lived and worked like us. Now, not so much. More>>

 

PM's Press Conference: Red Socks And Secret Tapes

Prime Minister Bill English began his post-cabinet press conference by explaining how well the National Party's annual conference went. He also mentioned today's announcement of changes to the EQC disaster insurance legislation and wished Emirates Team New Zealand well in the America's Cup. More>>

Max Rashbrooke: On How To Make Government More Open

International surveys, while often complimentary, have also pinpointed major weaknesses: political donations are badly regulated, for instance, and appointments to government boards frequently go to those with strong political connections. More>>

In Court: Hamilton Student's Lawsuit Over Climate Change Policy

A law student from Hamilton is preparing to challenge the Government in the High Court on Monday over what she says is a “failure” to properly address climate change. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Fallout From The Barclay Tape

This is hardly a case of cleaning out your desk and being turfed out onto the pavement. As others have pointed out, the disgraced Clutha-Southland MP will remain on the public payroll for three months until the election, and for three months afterwards. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog