Being lectured by National on racism is like being taught fire safety tips from an arsonist
If Labour were smart, they would compare their concerns about Chinese overseas residential property speculators with the TPPA, because this is ultimately about Tino Rangatiratanga.
Our ability to determine our own sovereignty, be it economic, political or cultural, is at stake if we allow Chinese overseas residential property speculators to dominate our housing market OR if we sign America’s ‘Free trade’ TPPA straight jacket.
Both China and America are competing for dominance in the Pacific, this is the issue we are ignoring. National want to call Labour’s concerns racism because they don’t want any scrutiny of how many of their former and current MPs are defacto members of the Communist Party.
Chinese interests own the National Party, so them to have an opinion more pro Beijing than Wellington shouldn’t be a surprise.
Sure Labour’s Chinese sounding name stats are a farce, but they do resonant with a NZ who are feeling shut out from buying land in their own country. For those activists like Phil Quin who will resign, the Greens are waiting with application forms, for a large chunk who voted National last year, this is the first time in 7 years that Labour have spoken to them.
The next two polls will tell if Labour’s gamble has worked.