It’s now clear

The Northland Age - - Opinion -

The Prime Min­is­ter’s ad­dress to the United Na­tions has put her, and the Gov­ern­ment’s mul­ti­lat­eral glob­al­ist agenda, front and cen­tre. That’s not an agenda that So­cial Credit agrees with.

It’s now clear why Labour, and their part­ner NZ First, de­spite loud protes­ta­tions be­fore the elec­tion, pro­ceeded apace with the rat­i­fi­ca­tion of the TPPA and are ne­go­ti­at­ing sev­eral more sim­i­lar agree­ments that threaten New Zealand’s sovereignty.

It’s now clear why they’ve al­lowed the high level of im­mi­gra­tion to con­tinue, and why more refugees are to be let in, de­spite the needs of New Zealand cit­i­zens not yet be­ing

met. It’s now clear why weakkneed leg­is­la­tion on stop­ping just a few over­seas buy­ers ac­quir­ing houses was the best they could do, and why high coun­try sta­tions are be­ing gob­bled up by over­seas rich­lis­ters and mas­sive chunks of our best farm land sold to Chi­nese buy­ers. De­spite the coun­try vot­ing for change, they’re fol­low­ing the same agenda as the pre­vi­ous Na­tional Gov­ern­ment.

So­cial Credit would rene­go­ti­ate the TPPA, and if

nec­es­sary with­draw from it com­pletely. The pro­jected ben­e­fits from it of $4.6 bil­lion in 10 years are less than the $5 bil­lion the Gov­ern­ment pays every year in in­ter­est on its bor­row­ing.

So­cial Credit would de­liver that ben­e­fit im­me­di­ately by fund­ing gov­ern­ment from the Re­serve Bank, like Ja­pan is do­ing right now, and spend that $5 bil­lion an­nu­ally on hos­pi­tals, roads, rail and ed­u­ca­tion. We would dra­mat­i­cally cut the level of im­mi­gra­tion, at least un­til the

coun­try’s hous­ing and in­fra­struc­ture had caught up with the needs of New Zealan­ders.

Rich-lis­ters and Chi­nese buy­ers would have to look to some other coun­try for land pur­chases, be­cause such sales would be off the ta­ble if we were play­ing a part in gov­ern­ment.

So­cial Credit would not com­pro­mise on New Zealand’s sovereignty.

CHRIS LEITCH So­cial Credit Party leader

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