A minor blip on the electoral radar this weekend as Metiria Turei called out Peters’ “very racist approach to immigration”, and Peters responded with denials and warnings of “consequences”.
Before anyone gets too excited about this friction between possible coalition partners, do recall that in the last few weeks Winston Peters has laid a Parliamentary complaint against Bill English, and called on him to resign. In his turn English has called Peters “irresponsible” and “misleading”.
No one should read too much of anything into anything that Peters says or does. As usual he is posturing left and right in attempt to maximise the vote from those who don’t know or don’t care which party he supports in government. No one should count on Peters for anything.