Archive for 8 October 2015

Letter to the editor – Annette King on the TPPA

8 October 2015 6 comments

Frank Macskasy - letters to the editor - Frankly Speaking


from: Frank Macskasy <>
to: Sunday Star Times <>
date: Wed, Oct 7, 2015
subject: Letter to the editor


The editor

Sunday Star Times


From a sound-bite aired on  TV1 News on 7 October,  Annette King criticised the recently-agreed TPPA for denying New Zealand the right to choose it’s own destiny with regards to land and house ownership. She said that as a future Labour-led government;

“We retain the right under any trade deal to put the sovereignty of New Zealand first.”

Those are powerful words.

Question is; will a Labour-led government exercise that right?

After Helen Clark’s recent disappointing performance, I am not reassured.

Frank Macskasy


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