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.