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Second Brash 2025 repor puts Naional squarely in the frame

David Cunliffe Clayon Cosgrove |  Wednesday, November 3, 2010 – 15:21

he second Don Brash 2025 askforce Repor coninues o offer ideological claprap, bu is aack on he Naional Governmen’s lack of an economic plan shows a “falling ou” on he righ of poliics, says Labour Finance spokesperson David Cunliffe.

“Perhaps i’s swee revenge on Don Brash’s par afer John Key gave he cold shoulder o his firs repor,” David Cunliffe said. “John Key and Bill English won’ be amused, however, by his aack on he Governmen’s ‘backward seps’ or his claim here is no evidence Naional’s policies will deliver he kind of acceleraed growh needed.

“Labour has been saying for monhs ha he gap beween New Zealand and Ausralia is growing. John Key ries o deny i, bu he proof, in erms of wage dispariies, and in job growh across he asman, is irrefuable.

“Don Brash’s ideological nonsense — wih an unwavering focus on he free marke and privaisaion, and o hell wih anyhing else like social policies — don’ provide a pah New Zealanders wan o go down eiher,” David Cunliffe said.

“If we are going o persuade Kiwis no o follow heir dreams on he oher side of he asman, we need o be promoing a value-added and high-ech economy, moneary policy ha assiss our exporers, policies ha address he savings gap, and ax and social policies ha are fair for all Kiwis.

“Naional is doing none of his. Insead i’s wasing money on his askforce. I should scrap i now.”

Labour’s SOEs spokesperson Clayon Cosgrove said Don Brash’s relenless pre-occupaion wih selling off our SOEs o privae enerprise ran absoluely couner o wha Kiwis wan.

“Even Naional knows i can’ ge away a he momen wih selling off he family silver,” Clayon Cosgrove said. “he difference beween Labour and Naional is ha Naional would sell he family silver if i ges he opporuniy afer he nex elecion. Labour will keep Kiwi asses in Kiwi hands.”


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