Winston on cloud nine that democracy isn’t in the hands of the media, the experts or politicians

Winston Peters is in grave danger of having a permanent grin affixed to his face, especially if the wind changes.

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters hailed the Brexit referendum result as “a stunning 24 hours in world politics.”

“There has never been a national referendum in any country where so many outsiders, foreign power brokers, and financial market manipulators have intruded,” Peters during a speech at the Copthorne Hotel in Rotorua on Saturday.

Peters said “expert after expert” had told voters that Doomsday for the British was soon to come if they voted to leave.

“Anyone watching the BBC yesterday saw all these people giving their views and no one went to the working people and asked for their commentary, but suit after suit was talking about working people’s situation,” he said.

The power class are so up themselves they can’t even see the obvious irony of what they are doing. And that phenomena exists in New Zealand as well.

It most certainly does…it is called the Media party.

Peters argued, however, that Brexit represented opportunity for this country.

“For New Zealand it is a tremendous window of opportunity. We can get a trade deal with the UK. We can’t get a decent trade deal with the EU, and whilst the UK was in the EU we were denied access to them.”

Peters also used the Brexit result to launch a stinging attack on Prime Minister John Key and the neo-liberal policies he said British voters had just rejected.

“Whoever we send to negotiate the free trade deal with the UK should not be John Key.”

He could hardly complain if John Key sent Todd McClay. His father Roger is a long time friend of Winston’s and was, and probably still is, one of his bagmen.

The future for Winston Peters is bright and, thankfully for his supporters, a warmer winter because of el Nino will likely see some of them make it to vote next year.

 

– Fairfax

 


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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