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A letter to the editor…

In reference to rising petrol prices,

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NZ petrol prices reach record high

Acknowledgement:  NZ Herald – NZ petrol prices reach record high

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And bearing in mind something that John Key said in a speech five years ago,

Well, I’ve got a challenge for the Prime Minister. Before she asks for another three years, why doesn’t she answer the questions Kiwis are really asking, like

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Why are grocery and petrol prices going through the roof ?”

Acknowledgement:  SPEECH: 2008: A Fresh Start for New Zealand

I thought I would pose the same question to Mr Key;

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from:     Frank Macskasy <fmacskasy@gmail.com>
to:     NZ Herald <letters@herald.co.nz>
date:     Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 10:00 AM
subject:     Letter to the Ed

The Editor

NZ Herald

Sir/madam,

In January 2008, in a speech entitled, “A Fresh Start for New Zealand”, John Key – as then Leader of the Opposition – criticised then-Prime  Minister, Helen Clark,

“Well, I’ve got a challenge for the Prime Minister. Before she asks for another three years, why doesn’t she answer the questions Kiwis are really asking, like…

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Why are grocery and petrol prices going through the roof?”

With petrol prices now at at all time high – 222.9 cents a litre – perhaps he might care to answer his own question?

If it was the governments fault then – is it the government’s fault now?

-Frank Macskasy

(address & phone number supplied)

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  1. 8 July 2013 at 10:15 am

    Can’t wait to hear his reply!

    • 8 July 2013 at 1:47 pm

      Thanks, Allyson. I’ll be keeping an eye out myself! 🙂

  2. mcclairy
    8 July 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Good on you for writing to the Ed rather than to a parliamentarian directly. The more who read it the better for those with brain fade and I presume the PM reads newspapers and hopefully a red face will ensue and cringe at any criticism going out to the general public. Told by a former parliamentary insider most of these letters never reach the PM/Minister they are addressed to. All have minders, gatekeepers, PR ‘liars’ (the PM has thirty) to protect the said parliamentarian’s ‘sensitivities’. On the other hand if it full of praise then that has a chance of getting through……narcissism comes to mind?

  3. 8 July 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Told by a former parliamentary insider most of these letters never reach the PM/Minister they are addressed to. All have minders, gatekeepers, PR ‘liars’ (the PM has thirty) to protect the said parliamentarian’s ‘sensitivities’.

    Indeed, mcclairy. The only thing that sometimes lands on their desks is what their respective clipping services extract from newspapers, magazines, etc, which specifically mention them by name or ministerial portfolio.

    In which case, Key’s media staff will see it and retain it.

    And of course, it may come to the attention of political journos who may use the info themselselves.

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