So according to John Key, turnout in the referendum is so low it doesn’t mean anything to him (despite his government working hard to get turnout down).
We’re yet to see if we managed to get our 1,000,000 no votes (fingers crossed), but presumably the 1,000,000 National party votes in 2011 don’t mean much either if those sort of numbers don’t count..?
He’s done nothing wrong, even if he’s acted against the wishes of most New Zealanders.
However, as most people in the referendum will be voting to say he was wrong to sell them, this apparently means David Cunliffe needs to promise to buy them back.
This is because National have turned around the state of the books. In direct contradiction of what his Finance Minister and number 2 Bill English said when they came into government – acknowledging the lack of debt (in early 2008 was the first time NZ had cleared its net debt since Vogel borrowed to start having trains in New Zealand) – apparently Labour left the government accounts in a terrible state.
Can I please get just a little fact checking in my news articles?
Just a wee statement of Government debt when National took office (nearly zilch), government debt now (lots, although nothing compared to private debt).
National have indeed turned the state of the books around. Just not in a good way.