Greens Will Push For Cancellation Of F-16s
The Green Party has attacked Max Bradford's
"green light" to the purchase of F-16 jets.
"It's an abuse
of power to make such a large long-term financial commitment
just four months out from an election which National is
likely to lose," said Green Party Foreign Affairs
spokesperson Keith Locke.
"The Green Party will push hard
in the new Parliament for an incoming Labour-led government
to cancel the contract.
"The F-16 purchase is another nail
in the National government's coffin. There is huge public
opposition to it.
"An air combat force is irrelevant to
our real defence needs, which centre on peacekeeping,
disaster relief and fisheries protection," said Mr
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