In a 3 News Reid Research poll, we asked 1000 voters if New Zealand should partially sell off some state-owned assets. A total 60 percent of respondents said no, just 30 percent said yes.
But regardless of public opinion, Prime Minister John Key still wants to push ahead with the plan to sell up to 49 percent of three state-owned power companies as well as Solid Energy.
“It does show you that we’ve got a job to do, to make sure that New Zealanders understand the merits of this programme,” Mr Key said today.Doesn't that sound a lot like what the maori party are saying about the repeal of the Foreshore and Seabed Act?
And what about these iwi who are salivating at the prospect of these privatisations - time you listened to the people instead of the gnat lines I think.
Hat tip The Standard