NZ First's "carpet policy" refreshing step back to 1970s
10 JULY 2017
Clearly Winston Peters has had a flashback to the 1970s when he was MP for Hunua under Rob Muldoon with this 'Fortress New Zealand' proclamation that under his watch no civil servant would walk synthetic again.
Earlier today, Petetrs issued a press release setting out NZ First's 'carpet policy' which favours wool and fibre over everything else.
Taxpayers' Union, Executive Director, Jordan Williams says "While some will be scratching their heads that 76 days out from the election Winston Peters' priority is the carpets, the issue is actually an important reminder of why taxpayers must be ever-vigilant".
"Carpets, as well as all other government supplies, should be selected on value for money alone. This sort of crony favouritism by politicians is exactly the sort of thing which sent New Zealand bust in the early days of Peters' career".
"Here's hoping Peters' release is merely an ill-timed joke and that he hasn't come full circle".