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Labour Dog-Whistles Support From Anti-Asian Racists

Labour Dog-Whistles Support From Anti-Asian Racists

Libertarianz leader Richard McGrath today said David Shearer's call to restrict ownership of existing homes to New Zealand residents is another direct assault on the free market, and the death knell for Labour's hopes of attracting Asian voters.

"My party has a better solution to housing unaffordability which focuses on supply: deregulate the building process; remove the layers of red tape that add months of time to the construction and tens of thousands of dollars to the cost of a new home; get rid of zoning laws; respect property rights by abolishing all restrictions on home improvements; and allow the further expansion of housing development into rural areas."

"Labour's proposal will bring a smile to the faces of those who fear competition from hard-working Asian immigrants. However, my party has no truck for protectionist laws of the sort Mr Shearer is peddling, which are effectively racist and therefore attractive to those of a certain mentality. His thinly veiled attempts to woo voters from the National Front over to Labour do not look pretty under the harsh light of day."

"The Libertarianz Party believes in an open and deregulated market in housing, where local councils and central government have no political influence over home prices, and do not advocate or enforce discriminatory laws against the citizens of other countries with whom we are not engaged in conflict."

"To this end, my party therefore endorses candidates from the Affordable franchise which will be offering candidates at the coming local body elections."


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