John Key and Andrew Little went toe to toe in parliament yesterday but Andrew Little, as usual, was slaughtered.
He only had himself to blame for his forked tongue on the TPPA. Little said Labour opposed the deal, they went large on that stance and some MPs even marched in the protest. Phil Goff was given a dispensation but David Shearer was castigated for supporting the deal.
When pushed, though, we found out that Andrew Little was lying to the public over their opposition to the trade deal. When pushed he confirmed that Labour won’t use the exit provisions of the deal to remove New Zealand from the deal. Worse still, he has also said they won’t vote against the enabling legislation.
So when Andrew Little says he opposes something then it is probable he is lying to you as a voter. And when he says he supports something, then based on his positioning for opposing things, you really can’t believe him on that either.
Labour has misled the public over the TPPA; he has played one song for the hard left and quietly played another song for other voters.
Voters aren’t stupid, but Labour and Andrew Little have treated them as stupid. Voters will see this and they will remember.
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