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National: Backing a Loser with TPPA

Rt Hon Winston Peters

New Zealand First Leader

Member of Parliament for Northland
12 AUGUST 2016

National: Backing a Loser with TPPA

The Government’s pet economic project, the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), is dead in the water, says New Zealand First.

“Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s strong reaffirmation overnight she will oppose it after the election and if she becomes president means both presidential candidates don’t want it,” says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.

“Republican candidate Donald Trump has never supported the TPPA and now it looks almost certain the curtain will fall on the whole thing.

“So much for John Key who saw the TPPA as being the great hope for New Zealand’s economy with exaggerated claims that it would yield the country $5 billion and provide financial relief for hard hit dairy farmers,” Mr Peters says.

“Mr Key has constantly boasted of his presidential and prime ministerial connections – it is clear none of those connections count for anything whether they are British, Australian or American.”


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