Celebrating 25 Years of Scoop
Special: Up To 25% Off Scoop Pro Learn More

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Greens Will Push For Cancellation Of F-16s

Keith Locke

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 Locke.

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading

Are you getting our free newsletter?

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.

© Scoop Media

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels


 
 
 
 

Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.