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Harré: It’s Game on in Helensville

Press Release – Internet Party Harr: Its Game on in Helensville Internet Party Leader Laila Harr will stand in John Keys Helensville electorate because the Prime Minister has some explaining to do. Ms Harr wants to debate Mr Key at candidate meetings in his own electorate …Harré: It’s Game on in Helensville Internet Party Leader Laila Harré will stand in John Key’s Helensville electorate because “the Prime Minister has some explaining to do”. Ms Harré wants to debate Mr Key at candidate meetings in his own electorate – away from his army of spin doctors. “What happened to the jobs he promised? As many jobs have been destroyed on his watch as have been created. There is no plan from Mr Key. We rely heavily on other countries for skilled people while expecting large numbers of our young to learn on empty stomachs. “Even with record commodity prices unemployment has been rising. Deep sea oil drilling off the coast of Helensville is not the solution.” The Internet Party leader says the right to work, for every New Zealander, is one of her top priorities. “I want to wake New Zealanders up from the anaesthetic trance that John Key has induced with his soothing words. We have been talking about a knowledge-based economy since New Zealand’s traditional industries stopped producing enough jobs for the growing workforce 30 years ago. “Mr...

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PM’s United States Visit ‘Scary’, Says Internet Party

Press Release – Internet Party The Internet Party is sounding alarm bells over John Keys week-long trip to the United States because the Prime Minister does not have safe hands when it comes to protecting New Zealands sovereignty.MEDIA RELEASE June 17, 2014 PM’s United States Visit ‘Scary’, Says Internet Party The Internet Party is sounding alarm bells over John Key’s week-long trip to the United States because the Prime Minister does not have safe hands when it comes to protecting New Zealand’s sovereignty. “There is so much at stake at these meetings in the US,” said Internet Party leader Laila Harré – referring to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, New Zealand’s potential involvement in Iraq, the ongoing and costly campaign for a seat on the United Nations Security Council and the country’s place in the increasingly tense Asia-Pacific region. “The Prime Minister doesn’t have a track record of saying no to the Americans, be they government or corporate interests. It’s only reasonable that New Zealanders should ask, ‘who’s pulling the strings?’.” Ms Harre said Mr Key had become a lackey to the United States by refusing to challenge President Barack Obama on mass surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency and the Five Eyes spy network, of which New Zealand’s Government Communications Security Bureau is part. “He won’t even bring up the topic. Then there’s the Warner Bros deal, where...

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New Zealand’s Independence Not for Sale

Press Release – Internet Party The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Five Eyes intelligence sharing and the American Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act have put New Zealands sovereignty and independence at risk and must be immediately reviewed, says the Internet Party. …New Zealand’s Independence Not for Sale, Says Internet Party The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Five Eyes intelligence sharing and the American Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act have put New Zealand’s sovereignty and independence at risk and must be immediately reviewed, says the Internet Party. In its draft Independence policy released today, the Internet Party said New Zealand’s sovereignty was being steadily eroded by shady backroom deals with foreign powers, impacting the ability of New Zealand to make its own decisions without undue influence. “Over the past few years, there have been a number of challenges to our independence – the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), Five Eyes intelligence sharing and the Foreign Tax Account Compliance Act (FATCA),” said Internet Party Leader Laila Harré. “We will take steps to prevent the erosion of New Zealand’s independence. We have the right to make our own decisions without kowtowing to foreign countries. The influence of the United States Government, in particular, over New Zealand is truly alarming, and it’s all happening behind closed doors.” Ms Harré said the Internet Party would shift the power to ratify international treaties such as the TPPA away from the...

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