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What else did Williamson say?

Written By: - Date published: 10:10 am, August 27th, 2008 - 13 comments
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I notice that, while the Nats have attempted to play down Maurice Williamson’s promise of $50 a week in tolls, they haven’t retracted Williamson’s over statements from the same interview, specifically:

RAWDON Okay let’s look beyond roading, where else do you see PPPs being the answer?
MAUCRICE …I mean I would have thought we could even look at doing that with things like at least getting the prison built, not running it privately but at least building the damn thing … governments in Australia are doing it with their polytechnics and with their hospitals and with their schools …

So, we can expect private companies to own public assets like schools, hospitals, and prisons if National wins power?

And then there’s this quote:

RAWDON What’s your dream job, as a successful National Party at the election what would be your dream job?
MAURICE To be a Minister in the Cabinet doing stuff that I enjoy and I obviously enjoy this sort of stuff [infrastructure].
RAWDON So possibly this?
MAURICE Maybe yeah, I might get small grain and seeds or Women’s Affairs, you never know.

So, that’ll be the Tories showing how much they value women again?

13 comments on “What else did Williamson say?”

  1. insider 1

    More interesting is the revelation that Winston, someone you spent an awful lot of time defending (well someone had to), personally solicited donations from Owen Glenn…

    Isn’t Winston a member of the Govt?

    [lprent: I don’t think anyone has ‘defended’ Winston. Personally I just haven’t fallen in line with the lynch mob of idiots like yourself who are willing to condemn without evidence.

    So tell me on the basis of your statement above and using your rules of evidence, should I treat you as a fuckwit of low intelligence and low personal standards of behaviour. ]

  2. lukas 2

    Labour are hypocrites for going after National on tolls

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/4669955a6160.html

  3. John Stevens 3

    Labour are taking away in what they give in tax cuts with Tolls and ETS charges. End result, we will pay much more tax than what we get as a tax cut.
    Williamson was expressing Labour policy as well as National policy last week, he didn’t want the credit for Labour:)

    [lprent: better – maybe not a troll]

  4. More to the point, what did Labour’s biggest ever donor, Owen Glenn OONZ say?

    http://keepingstock.blogspot.com/2008/08/glenn-letter.html

    Hee hee – captcha = man racks – Winston’s Spanish Inquistiton strikes again!!

    [lprent – threadjacking should require a liquidation. ]

  5. monkey-boy 5

    SO, between Lational and Nabour, on tolls – it appears, to paraphrase George Bernard Shaw “We’ve established wht they are, now we are just working out the price…’

  6. there is one new project the Govt is considering making a PPP an imposing tolls on.

    in contrast, national’s infrastructure spokesperson is talking 5-10 new projects being tolled, at higher rates, and including Kopu bridge, for which there is no alternative free route as needed under the current law. Williamson also talked about tolling the harbour bridge, which is also illegal in the current law.

    (I happen to oppose both PPPs and tolling – I would prefer transport pricing to come from higher tax on oil).

  7. BeShakey 7

    “So, that’ll be the Tories showing how much they value women again?”

    A bit unfair – I don’t think there are many actual or potential Cabinet Ministers who would see Women’s Affairs as one of the top portfolios (remembering too that the vast majority of the work that benefits women is done through other portfolios).

  8. Scribe 8

    MAURICE Maybe yeah, I might get small grain and seeds or Women’s Affairs, you never know.

    So, that’ll be the Tories showing how much they value women again?

    SP,

    I usually respectfully disagree with you, but what a stupid thing to say.

    Maybe National will make him the minister of Men’s Affairs. After all, men are a minority.

  9. Better Dead Than Red 9

    “So, that’ll be the Tories showing how much they value women again?”

    Yeah well, giving them the legal and moral right to start selling their bodies at sixteen years old is a great demonstration of how much the left values them ain’t it?

  10. recognising that prostitution is a reality and the best way to minimise harm arising from it was decriminalisation was a way of showing that women’s welfare is important.

    Williamson considers the Women’s Affairs portfolio as being like getting ‘small grain and seeds’

  11. Paul Williams 11

    I mean I would have thought we could even look at doing that with things like at least getting the prison built, not running it privately but at least building the damn thing governments in Australia are doing it with their polytechnics and with their hospitals and with their schools

    Not as far as I’m aware they’re not… roads yes and that’s a mixed bag as I’ve explained over at Public Address. I could be wrong, but I’m not aware of PPPs being used to build TAFE (we don’t have polytechnics) facilities, not in NSW at least. I think he’s making stuff up.

  12. Scribe 12

    Williamson considers the Women’s Affairs portfolio as being like getting ‘small grain and seeds’

    Okay, Steve, what has the ministry of women’s affairs achieved?

  13. Phil 13

    Steve,

    “Womens Affairs” as a portfolio, belongs on the historical trash pile, along with the “Minister for Auckland”

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