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Does John have the Wright stuff?

5 July 1999
Media release

Does John have the Wright stuff?

New Zealand Democrats' John Wright says the party has never been closer to power than they are at the moment, but the question is exactly what power does he want?

"Mr Wright holds the esteemed positions of business development, regional development and State Owned Enterprise spokesman, and he obviously has his heart set on a financial portfolio in a Labour/Alliance bloc government," said Roger Sowry, Leader of the House.

"I challenge Helen Clark to say that she'd accept his financial expertise in any Labour-led government - or even to say she'd consider his monetary advice."

"While Labour have had only nine years to come up with no ideas? the NZ Democrats have been slogging away at it for 45 years now.

"So far their policies seem to comprise replacing corporate control of business with some weird democratic arrangement, outlawing competition and restricting foreign investment in New Zealand."

ENDS


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