Shearer Comes Unstuck on Foreign Ownership, Ctd

David Shearer’s first venture into new policy has turned almost immediately pear-shaped.

For those that missed it, the Labour Leader used his first appearance of the year on telly yesterday to launch a Private Members Bill that would ban farm sales to foreigners.

Laying aside for now that a Private Members Bill actually has to be drawn to be debated, Mike Hosking asked Mr Invisible what would happen if the benefits of foreign ownership did not materialise.

The answer?

Labour would confiscate the land.  This Bill is quite clearly a shallow stunt – aimed at trying to steal a few of Winston’s supporters.

Here’s the clip where he confirms Labour’s new land confiscation policy.


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  • Mark C

    This is stupid, desperate stuff from a party that is clearly lost. NZ would look to other countries like a sad banana republic.

  • brian

    the only thing stopping nz being a sad banana republic is our inability to grow decent bananas
    something national cant fix by selling everything
    whats john keys economic miracle after everything is sold

    • Euan Rt

      Wake up Brian, NZ is not selling everything. In fact only a very small percentage of our total assets are up for sale, and we have the opportunity to invest in them personally which is something really worth considering. Win, win, win, win, win, …

    • In Vino Veritas

      And brian, National are not selling “our” land, since “we” don’t own it. In this country, individuals have property rights. People like you would be the first to line up and squeal outrage if you were stopped from selling something that is yours to the highest bidder. And the only reason NZ has headed down the banana republic track, is that Labour, in 9 years of the best economic conditions in a generation, spent and did nothing else.

  • Guest

    This is disastrous stuff for Shearer. I was laughing at the end of that clip.

  • AnonWgtn

    Grant Robertson’s wet dreams are just beginning to come to light.
    Shearer is playing into his hands.

    • Philip ure a cock

      Ewww, I don’t want to see anyone playing into Big Bear Robertson’s hands!

  • Grandstream

    Who is advising Shearer ? Is he really thikc, or does he think NZ public will just buy into the politics of rhetoric ?

  • @BoJangles

    And sheep shagger still hasn’t addressed leasing of “our” land………..


    Confiscate land.We are still dealing with the last lot of confiscations,and look at the pain in the arse that is.Labour,have you not learnt a thing.