Wednesday, 19 July 2017 09:23

Not a puff

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Winston Peters, has proven again to be all hat and no trousers.

The latest example is the member for North Korea’s – sorry, Northland’s – deafening silence over the sale of a farm in his electorate to Johnny Foreigner. While the tiny MP is quick to rail against Chinese ownership and farm sales, no one has heard a peep out of him over the sale of a 316ha farm within his electorate to Andreas Calantzopoulos, the Switzerland-based chief executive of tobacco giant Philip Morris. Peters was recently on the road – care of the taxpayer and not fronting up in parliament – on a regional bus tour, with his stump speech bagging “the massive sell-off of New Zealand land” and the “land grab by foreigners”. However, he failed to say a word against the sale to Calantzopoulos. Perhaps if he spent more time in Northland he may know about these things.


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