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Prime Minister’s gloating caned

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Wednesday 8 May 2013

Prime Minister’s gloating caned

“Prime Minister John Key’s gloating over the failure of the ‘Stop Asset Sales’ petition to reach the required numbers, is a sickening example of the arrogance of yet another Prime Minister believing his own spin” Democrats for Social Credit Leader Stephnie de Ruyter said today.

“What Mr Key forgets is that the signatures of 292,000 people opposing the asset sales were valid, and that there are many more who oppose the sales but who have not signed – yet.

“Mr Key’s attitude will have ensured that at least 10% of the population won’t vote National at the next election on this issue alone.

“But he must not dismiss the fact that many of those who have signed up to buy shares, have done so in an effort to stop the assets falling into overseas hands.

“The image of Mr Key smirking like a schoolboy in short pants who had just seen his first centrefold was an insult to those people, and shows how far we have moved away from the statesman-like role delivered by prime ministers such as Keith Holyoake and Norman Kirk.

“But perhaps Mr Key’s smirk can be forgiven. After all, he has just successfully pulled off what must be the biggest scam in New Zealand history.

“He has managed to sell shares in Mighty River Power to thousands of New Zealanders who already owned them, and has robbed the rest of a large proportion of the shares they owned too.

“No doubt Bernie Madoff would toast his daring: the DSC does not.”


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