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Déjà vu

Written By: - Date published: 10:58 am, August 6th, 2008 - 6 comments
Categories: same old national, slippery, youtube - Tags: ,

If you didn’t already have enough doubts about whether to trust John Key, Bill English and Lockwood Smith by virtue of the recent revelations here’s another one to ponder.

A promise to resign over future policy isn’t new territory for the Nats.

Neither is failing to keep it (click image for larger version).

6 comments on “Déjà vu ”

  1. Tim Ellis 1

    That was a disgraceful breach of promise in 1990 and even worse hair from both of them. Well done digging that up ayb. You guys have very good research going on, well spotted.

    Both Labour in 1984 and National in 1990 made foolish promises that they couldn’t keep. I think Labour and National have both learned from that experience. Helen Clark said before the 2005 that she wouldn’t change the smacking law because it was against human nature, and that came back to bite her a bit, but that wasn’t a big issue. On the big issues I can’t see any party promising one thing and delivering another again. They would just get too heavily punished.

    It should also be noted that in both 1984 and 1990 the incoming governments were faced with much worse financial position than the outgoing government admitted to during the election. That won’t happen again with the fiscal responsibility act. In 1990 Labour went into the campaign claiming a budget surplus. Helen Clark was deputy prime minister of that government, and she knowingly lied to the public about the true state of the government’s finances, just as Rob Muldoon lied in 1984. Never again can the government cover up things like they did in 1984 and 1990 to force the new government to take desperate measures.

  2. Paul Williams 2

    Hey hey, I was there and the bloke who co-signed is a mate. Lockwood flat-out lied.

  3. Quoth the Raven 3

    Where are the righties jumping to Lockwood’s defense? Question to the righties: Do you think he should still be in the National party?

  4. the sprout 4

    Is this the same Lockwood that a couple of years back was dragging a poor hapless woman about with him pretending she was his girlfriend?

  5. George.com 5

    And I had to interview Lockwood for the Student magazine when he turned up to speak and signed the pledge. Luckily I had a joint around one of the lakes before the interview. Lockwoods teeth were the whiteist thing I had ever seen. Bad drug flash back moments eh.

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