Reality check on opposition to free trade

Once again it is up to Chris Trotter from the left to insert some sanity into the often shrill debate about free trade:

And if we, the people, were serious about preserving our patrimony, a majority of us would’ve voted for the political parties  the Alliance, NZ First, the Greens, Mana  which promised to do exactly that.

But, the closest the New Zealand electorate’s come to voting against free trade (27 per cent) was the election of 1993. In 2011, the anti-free trade vote was just 19 per cent.

It’s a little late, now, to shout: “Stop!”


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