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Media Failing In Not Exposing Winston's Hypocrisy

Media Failing In Not Exposing Winston's Hypocrisy

21 AUGUST 2017

Winston Peters’ claims that National and Labour are making expensive promises they cannot afford are better left for the McGillicuddy Serious Party, says the Taxpayers’ Union. New Zealand First is promising by far the most expensive set of policies according to the Bribe-O-Meter, the election costing tracker commissioned by the Taxpayers’ Union.

Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union, says, “Winston is trying every trick in the book to hide the fact that NZ First is the most fiscally reckless party in New Zealand politics. His ‘pot- kettle-black’ style of politics needs to be called out and, the media need to stop letting Mr Peters get away with such nonsense.”

“By accusing other parties of reckless election bribes, Winston thinks he can deflect attention from his own party’s fiscal free-spiritedness. In reality, NZ First has promised $23 billion in new spending over the next three years – $13,324 per household. This does not even include the entirety of NZ First’s policies, just the policies that are transparent enough for our economic team to cost.”

“Winston needs to cut this hypocritical rhetoric. The last thing New Zealand needs is a return to the fiscal irresponsibility that defined Winston Peters' earlier years in politics.”


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