National’s new housing spokesperson has admitted the party was wrong to sell and convert more state houses than it built when it was last in office.
Nicola Willis, who took the housing portfolio in a recent reshuffle, told RNZ the net reduction in state houses under the last National government showed that governments needed to continue increasing the number of state houses.
Willis said National sold or converted “a couple of thousand” state homes.
“I think what we can see from that is yes, the Government needs to build state houses,” she said.
…let me see if I can get this completely straight.
The privatisation of State Housing that National embarked upon, using a false meth hysteria to claim State Tenants were smoking the P so National could throw them onto the streets and erode any sympathy for them is now, according to Nicola Willis, possibly a bit on the nose?
Housing NZ and National being told in 2016 that they had misinterpreted their own meth contamination policy and HNZ acknowledging to the Drug Foundation that they had misinterpreted it might be, according to Nicola Willis, a bit far?
Being told in 2016 they were applying their own policy on meth contamination falsely, and then admitting that they were applying their own meth testing policy falsely AND YET needlessly spending $120m on decontamination, throwing a 1000 beneficiaries onto the street at the height of a homelessness crisis and pimping this to the click bait media so they could continue privatising State Housing, according to Nicola Willis, that might have been wrong?
How fucking charming.
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