Harré: It’s Game on in Helensville
Harré: It’s Game on in
Internet Party Leader Laila Harré will stand in John Key’s Helensville electorate because “the Prime Minister has some explaining to do”.
Ms Harré wants to debate Mr Key at candidate meetings in his own electorate – away from his army of spin doctors.
“What happened to the jobs he promised? As many jobs have been destroyed on his watch as have been created. There is no plan from Mr Key. We rely heavily on other countries for skilled people while expecting large numbers of our young to learn on empty stomachs.
“Even with record commodity prices unemployment has been rising. Deep sea oil drilling off the coast of Helensville is not the solution.”
The Internet Party leader says the right to work, for every New Zealander, is one of her top priorities.
“I want to wake New Zealanders up from the anaesthetic trance that John Key has induced with his soothing words. We have been talking about a knowledge-based economy since New Zealand’s traditional industries stopped producing enough jobs for the growing workforce 30 years ago.
“Mr Key’s only memorable mention of technology has been that he believes most people have a smart phone – to access benefits and other government services. That’s it, when the Internet economy could create thousands of new jobs.
“The Prime Minister is holding the rest of New Zealand back with his ignorance of the digital age.”
Ms Harré will outline the Internet Party’s campaign for free tertiary education.
“I’ll also be asking him to explain his Government’s relationship with Hollywood and Skycity. I’ll be asking him to tell us what’s in the TPPA he is negotiating behind closed doors and to open the books on our intelligence relationships.”