Winston: Key is dictatorial, bullying and arrogant. Takes one to know one I guess

Winston peters is having a grand old time railing against John Key.

Apparently John Key is a dictator, a bully and arrogant…hmmm….look in the mirror pal.

Prime Minister John Key has been accused of “dictatorial” behaviour over his threats to overrule the Auckland Council if it does not agree to free up more land for housing.

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters said Mr Key was “bullying” the council by discussing the prospect of commissioners for the city.

“That’s dictatorial. It’s arrogant,” Mr Peters said in a speech at the University of Auckland today.

Frankly Auckland Council needs bullying. They are looting the ratepayers and delivering less and less services.

The problem with housing lies fair and square with Auckland Council.

In his speech this afternoon, Mr Peters blamed “peak immigration” for the Auckland’s housing problems.

“Too many people. Not enough homes,” he said, noting that half of the annual arrivals of 70,000 were settling in Auckland.

The Government has previously said that high net migration was just one part of an rare “trifecta” which is putting pressure on housing – along with record low interest rates and high confidence in the economy.

It has ruled out restrictions on demand, saying stamp duties and bans on foreign buyers in other countries have not made houses more affordable.

Winston is being rather simplistic in just blaming immigration, for a start many of those living in Auckland are returning from overseas, and Australia in particular.

The homes could be built if Auckland Council wasn’t set in their ways and opposing new land releases. Their focus on an intensified city is causing massive price hikes in houses.

Winston Peters sometimes is a one trick pony and this time is no different.


– NZ Herald

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