Jul 18, 2008

Remember This?

The pledges made before the 1999 election

Labour leader Helen Clark launched her election campaign yesterday aiming to capitalise on public anger over party-hopping politicians and waste in the public sector.
"Our mission is to clean up Government and to clean up Parliament, too. We want the defectors out," she told a cheering crowd in the Auckland Town Hall already in party mood after a 45-minute routine by Pacific band Te Vaka.
Labour's law to force MPs who left their parties to resign from Parliament would be accompanied by a new era of moderation, frugality and integrity in the public sector, she told the meeting.
"The party is over for the senior management and of all those other Government organisations who have wasted public money."