Key: Greens are “barking mad”

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Prime Minister John Key has described a plan to lower Auckland house prices as “barking mad”.

The Greens say prices need to drop to where they’re three to four times the median household income, where they have historically been. Presently the average-priced home is 10 times that, ownership rates are falling and homelessness is growing.

Greens co-leader Metiria Turei says the party wants to find a way to slowly bring prices down to a point they’re “reasonable”.

Mr Key says that would “literally… burn the savings of every New Zealander”, and Andrew Little says Labour’s plan is to “stabilise” prices, not crash them.

The Greens and Labour have agreed to work together to win the next election.

“Labour and the Greens are in bed together – they’re married,” says Mr Key.

“As we know when they got married they can’t pick and choose… if it’s a policy of the Greens, it’s a policy of Labour. That is a future Government policy to reduce your reduce your house by 50 percent. Personally, I think it’s barking mad.

This will have Metiria’s old friend Russel Norman turning over in his compost heap.  Shaw was meant to be brought on board to be the steady hand, the voice of reason.  We’ve not seen much of him.  Instead we have wild child Metiria going for pretend-drunk joy rides and declaring a policy to wipe up to 50% off people’s house values in Auckland… stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in the processes.

She’s just lost the election for the Labour/Green coalition.

Hand up who didn’t see this coming?

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Andrew Little was also barking mad to cuddle up to the Greens.  They have been, are, and remain electoral poison.  There is no way that a government will be formed that has the Green party as a coalition partner, and on that basis alone, Labour should distance itself rather than be seen to be closely associated.

Vote for Labour, and you might get the Greens.

And people wonder why Key keeps getting re-elected.

 

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