National has a long history of opposing and mocking Auckland’s City Rail Link – A brief history of National MPs trashing the rail link they just funded.
Yesterday Key folded and agreed to (probably) cut back the five year delay he had previously insisted on. Naturally this was reported as exciting leadership on the issue.
So what’s up with Steven Joyce today? From Labour – Joyce destroys Government rail link certainty
“Steven Joyce has again poured cold water on network charging as a way for Aucklanders to pay their share of the City Rail Link. Today he suggested the Government may require the sale of public assets as a precondition for paying its half share.
“This is in sharp contrast with the Prime Minister’s indications yesterday that he is open to considering network charging.
“The Government is all over the place. Within 24 hours of the Prime Minister’s announcement on the City Rail Link, all that certainty is now in doubt,” Phil Twyford says.
Expect Joyce to be force-fed some dead rats shortly.
— Rod Emmerson (@rodemmerson) January 27, 2016