13 August 2008

What else did Winston do?

Oh really you DO have to laugh. Winston making speeches condemning National for its rather heavy handed electricity reforms in the late 1990s, which NZ First voted for as National's coalition partner AND fully supported.

The NZ Herald describes this delicious irony, which of course Winston tried to evade assuming his largely elderly audience aren't au fait enough with the history of the energy sector to remember what he did when he was Deputy Prime Minister.

So just to aid in jogging Winston's memory:

New Zealand First promotes electricity reforms
- Rt Hon Winston Peters - 07/04/1998
A better deal for electricity consumers - Rt Hon Winston Peters - 07/04/1998

He also agreed on the scoping of the part privatisation of TVNZ

Terms of Reference for TVNZ Scoping Study
- Rt Hon Winston Peters - 05/05/1998

In his 1998 budget he announced opening up the ACC employer account to competition and the abolition of tariffs on imported motor vehicles - Rt Hon Winston Peters - 14/05/1998

He announces how NZers get first call on the privatisation of Auckland airport - Rt Hon Winston Peters - 04/06/1998. He has other press releases promoting it.

So Winston, given you supported the electricity reforms, supported privatising Auckland airport, supported a study into part privatisation of TVNZ, supported ending import restrictions on motor vehicles - going to rail against other moves to increase competition and reduce the size of the state?

1 comment:


He was also a supporter of work for dole.
But I haven't come across any comments this week on National's welfare polciy to see if Winnie still is.