“Jacinda Ardern is trying to re-write history with comments that she ran an ‘outward facing’ election campaign”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.
In a new interview, the Prime Minister said ‘The suggestion in any way that New Zealand wasn’t an open outward facing country, the suggestion that I was leading something that was counter to that value, made me extremely angry.’
“Labour’s policy during the election campaign was to cut immigration numbers by 20,000 to 30,000.
“One of its first actions was to restrict foreign investment in rural land.
“The Government has pushed ahead with a plan to ban foreigners from buying New Zealand homes.
“The one outward facing policy the Government has delivered – the CPTPP – the Labour Party campaigned against.
“The idea that Labour ran a campaign that was open to the world is completely false. It has now delivered on its promise and is running a xenophobic government.
“The PM might fool the world’s media and foreign leaders, but New Zealanders will see her government for what it is.
“The Prime Minister is trying to re-write history. It won’t wash”, says Mr Seymour.