Apr 16, 2008

Winston's Speech Highlights Absurdity Of Last Week's Positioning

Winston Peters today delivered a major speech on New Zealand's foreign policy. He announced the new funding package for MFAT during the speech. The speech is a mixture of hypocrisy and admission - admission that trade is an integral part of our foreign policy, admission that countries of lower per capita income than New Zealand are legitimate FTA partners, and hypocrisy for complaining about budget cuts and post closures in the 1990s when for some of that period and some post closures Winston was controlling the purse strings. It will be interesting to see how the MSM treat this speech.