Tag: World – Europe

Q+A: Expat and UK Leave Campaigner interviewed by Greg Boyed

Press Release – TVNZ Q+A: Expat and UK Leave Campaigner Shane Frith interviewed by Greg Boyed The idea that Britain cannot survive or thrive outside of the EU is nonsense says ex-pat Kiwi. Former NZ Young Nats president Shane Frith who worked on the Leave Campaign …Q+A: Expat and UK Leave Campaigner Shane Frith interviewed by Greg Boyed ‘The idea that Britain cannot survive or thrive outside of the EU is nonsense’ says ex-pat Kiwi. Former NZ Young Nats president Shane Frith who worked on the Leave Campaign and is based in London says people who don’t want to accept the results of the vote are ‘in the first stage of grief. They’re in denial.’ There is no chance of Parliament voting against the referendum to vote to stay in despite a Labour MP calling to do so, he says. “It shows the mind set of some individuals, who think that the will of the people should just be ignored.” Speaking to Greg Boyed on TV One’s Q+A programme, he says “it was not the best example of shining democracy. There were things done on both sides that I thought were appalling”. “On day one when Britain is fully out, essentially what will happen is existing British laws and existing British trade agreements will remain static. Britain can then start to negotiate new ones. And interestingly enough, I’ve seen...

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What happens when the power structure ignores the people

Speech – New Zealand First Party This has been as stunning 24 hours in world politics.Speech by New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters Public meeting Copthorne Hotel Fenton St Rotorua 1.30pm, 25th June, 2016 “What happens when the power structure ignores the people – British exit” This has been as stunning 24 hours in world politics. The British, against nearly all the predictions, have voted to leave the European Union. There has never been a national referendum in any country where so many outsiders, foreign power brokers, and financial market manipulators have intruded. Accompanying that was “expert after expert” telling us that Doomsday for the British was soon to come if they voted to leave. Now the thing about these economists is that they think they are experts when many of them are neo-liberal twits. There are experts in the medical profession and there are experts flying aeroplanes, but if economists were involved in either medicine or aviation half the country would be sick and aircraft would be crashing daily. Once again, in the British context, they got it entirely wrong. Having ignored the mass majority of the British people for decades they have woken up to a serious drop in the stock market and in the value of the pound sterling. As an aside, if they were experts they would have factored this...

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‘Brexit’ – a Window of Opportunity

Press Release – New Zealand First Party Prime Minister John Key may say, “it is in New Zealand’s interests for the UK to remain in the EU, but thatll be news to a great many New Zealanders. Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 21 JUNE 2016 ‘Brexit’ – a Window of Opportunity The Rt Hon Winston Peters is the Leader of New Zealand First and is a former New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister, Treasurer and Foreign Minister. He is also the Member of Parliament for Northland electorate. Prime Minister John Key may...

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Leaked UK Briefing Shows NZ-EU Trade Deal is a Sham

Press Release – New Zealand First Party Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 23 MAY 2016 Leaked UK Briefing Shows NZ-EU Trade Deal is a Sham The Prime Ministers EU trade deal has been shown up to be the sham it is, with a major British newspaper …Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 23 MAY 2016 Leaked UK Briefing Shows NZ-EU Trade Deal is a Sham The Prime Minister’s EU trade deal has been shown up to be the sham it is, with a major British newspaper reporting that France is leading the charge against free trade, says New Zealand First. “The Daily Telegraph has sighted an official briefing, which says France and other EU countries are ‘hampering new free-trade deals because they want to protect their farmers from the extra competition it would bring’,” says New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters. “France embracing genuine free trade with New Zealand is just as likely as it voting for prohibition. “Given Mr Key says he’s confident of a deal with the EU, why did the Daily Telegraph omit New Zealand from a list of countries but did mention Australia? And Mr Key likes to claim he is such great mates with the British Prime Minister, David Cameron. “The...

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Global Dairy Prices Stem From Bad Trade Agreements

Press Release – New Zealand First Party Global Dairy Prices Stem From Bad Trade Agreements New Zealand First is blasting the government for poor quality free trade agreements and exposing New Zealand farming to questionable Chinese investment. How can this government puff out its …Global Dairy Prices Stem From Bad Trade Agreements New Zealand First is blasting the government for poor quality “free trade” agreements and exposing New Zealand farming to questionable Chinese investment. “How can this government puff out its chest on trade when Whole Milk Powder (WMP) prices are 8.1% below where they were at the beginning of this season,” says New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters. “Farmers have to wake up because National is the importers’ mate and not theirs. We’re in this mess because agreements like the TPPA don’t address the US$110bn in subsidies being paid to American, Canadian, Mexican and Japanese farmers. “Now the government wants a deal with the European Union that won’t touch or even mention the €50bn in subsidies doled out to its farmers. As subsidies wreck world trade it’s not what we’re negotiating, but how we’re negotiating. “Russia is the one agreement we ought to have because Russia is the world’s number two dairy importer, but like his logo masquerading as a flag, Prime Minister John Key is opposed. As a result...

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