National looking after its own

Written By: - Date published: 9:43 am, October 2nd, 2007 - 2 comments
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Yesterday NZ First’s Brian Donnelly said schools were “not a commodity to be exploited for profit by National’s privatising mates” and rightly asserted “The key question National has failed to answer is who will get rich from its plans…”

Well a day later we know.

Colin Espiner reports in the Press that one of the private multinationals understood to be interested in owning our schools is Australian bank Macquarie. The bank’s New Zealand executive director is former National Party deputy prime minister Jim McLay.

National doesn’t seem to be able to manage a policy roll-out without a stuff-up but they clearly haven’t forgotten how to look after their wealthy mates.

2 comments on “National looking after its own”

  1. Sam Dixon 1

    intersting line there form Rich:

    Asked whether she supported party leader John Key’s plans for private enterprise in the education sector, Rich said: “I support the leader.”

    Hardly a ringing endorsement of Key, more the leader is the leader and I will put up with him for now.

  2. all_your_base 2

    Yeah Sam, you’re right. She’s clearly a member of the Bill English faction. Reminds me a little of her falling out with Brash over welfare. Like Bill, she’ll be biding her time.

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