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Keep Talking to Strangers, Mr. English!

SOLO-NZ Press Release: Keep Talking to Strangers, Mr. English!

August 5, 2008

If Bill English's mother didn't warn him about talking to strangers, his leader Neville Key certainly will have by now - more's the pity, observes SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo. This after the release by TV3 of a secretly taped conversation in which National's deputy-leader let slip that a National Government would privatise Kiwibank "eventually, but not now."

"The good news is that English's revelation is good news for those who hold out hope that National retains a vestige of a commitment to private enterprise," says Perigo.

"The bad news is that National can't be up front about it and is hoping to win the upcoming election pretending to be even more Kremlinite than Clark/Cullen, appealing to deeply stupid, communistic sheeple whom Mr. English called 'Labour-plus voters.' Neville Key has rushed to insist that a sale of Kiwibank under National is 'extremely unlikely.'

"National is caught in a bind of its own making. Under Lockwood Smith, the worst Education Minister in the country's history, National surrendered education entirely to the followers of Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci and the associated forces of Political Correctness. When Bill English himself became Minister of Education he did nothing to reverse Smith's capitulation. The voters National confronts today are the products of that surrender - feeble-minded, illiterate, conformist, heads full of utter rubbish, dependent on the government to wipe their botties. To the extent that they grasp the term 'free enterprise' it is anathema to them. Yet the party of free enterprise somehow has to win their allegiance. So it promises not just to wipe their botties but to lick them clean as well. This under a leader who once wrote a perspicacious article for my magazine The Free Radical about Clark-Cullen's 'creeping communism.'

"it's a tragedy. All things being equal, Bill English would make an outstanding Finance Minister, and National's 'hidden agenda,' though inadequate - and to the extent we can discern it from Mr. English's impromptu discourse - would serve the country well. But the party is paralysed by fear of the very stupidity it helped engender.

"National will never overcome communistic welfarism by pandering to it, in office or out. Mr. English should be encouraged to talk to strangers more often, and his musings transcribed and declared official party policy," Perigo concludes.


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