Key dampens down Winston’s rallying cry for the people to take back power

Winston Peters was the only NZ politician to predict Brexit occurring.

Understandably, he is crowing about it and telling voters that they too can take back their country…by voting for him of course.

John Key has other ideas:

Prime Minister John Key is not buying the line from NZ First leader Winston Peters that the UK vote to leave the European Union is a wake-up call for democracies everywhere, including New Zealand.

“I don’t think you can really compare and contrast something that’s happening half a world away with very different circumstances,” Mr Key told reporters on Saturday.

If anything, New Zealanders may appreciate the stability they have.

On Friday (NZT) the UK voted in a referendum to leave the European Union, causing turmoil in world financial markets and triggering the exit of UK Prime Minister David Cameron by October.

New Zealand is in a vastly different position to the UK, Mr Key says.

“We can control our migration, they can’t,” he says.

The New Zealand economy is also in a much stronger position than the UK’s, he says.

All interesting points except that John Key ignores his base many times. Immigration and refugees is a case in point.

Many of his ministers have developed an arrogance that comes with incumbency. The ingredients for a reaction are there.

Mr Peters said the situation of New Zealanders living in the UK may improve.

“I think the British will reach towards New Zealand, Australia and Canada. And the second thing is our young people will get a fair go in the UK in the future,” he said.

Mr Key doesn’t see any implications for the Commonwealth.

I can see positive implications for the Commonwealth because, realistically, it is the only home the UK has right now. That is especially the case after Obama said a FTA with the UK is last cab off the rank.

The UK has spent a long, long time looking at and focussing on Europe. That ended the other night.

Watch for idiots like Martyn Martin Bradbury to claim that an uprising in New Zealand is required to take back our country. He is of course ignoring the polling out there that is showing Kiwi voters are pretty happy. He will also be praying and hoping for a global financial meltdown, like he always does. The last time that happened the voters returned the National government.



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