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National billboards are an insult, says Jacobs


Labour Candidate for Epsom


David Jacobs
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Media Statement

10 November 1999

National billboards are an insult, says Jacobs

Labour candidate for Epsom David Jacobs last night told the Epsom Rotary Club that he is angry about National party billboards with a picture of Mrs Shipley telling New Zealanders to “value your country” by voting National.

“By implying that anyone who doesn’t vote National is unpatriotic, the billboards are an insult to the 72% of voters who intend to vote for other parties,” said David Jacobs referring to Monday’s poll on TV3.

“I value my country so much that I’m currently devoting most of my waking hours towards rescuing it from the damage which her government is inflicting on it.”

“I want my 5 year-old child to grow up in a country which has recovered from the divisive, mean-spirited politics of the 1990s.

“If we don’t give our children a better future than the one offered to them by the National government, don’t expect them to forgive us. They will simply leave us for other countries which do give them a better future.”

“New Zealand can be everything we want it to be. It can be a fair society in which all New Zealanders have a fair go at achieving their potential. It can be a clean, green and prosperous country. And it can be a creative nation, where innovation is encouraged, not stifled.”

“If we want that future then we must open ourselves to the fresh ideas and the innovation which we need to make it happen,” said David Jacobs.

Contact: David Jacobs (09) 631 5151 or (021) 631 151

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