Time for Prebble to come clean on NZ First

Published: Mon 25 Oct 1999 05:29 PM
"Richard Prebble's carefully faked refusal to deal with New Zealand First must be recognised as yet another two-faced attempt to con the public," says Labour deputy leader Michael Cullen.
"Prebble blusters about taking a stand against Winston Peters and NZ First but is always careful to leave a gap for his little band of rats to squirm through if they sniff power.
"Prebble has never ruled out forming a coalition with National and accepting NZ First's support from the cross-benches. Nor has he ruled out supporting a National minority government if NZ First supports it as well.
"With these options open, Prebble's anti-Winston posturing is a devious charade. If he needs NZ First support to be Deputy Prime Minister he will snatch it quicker than a starving weasel. He just doesn't want New Zealand voters to know that.
"Prebble had the nerve to ask yesterday for the public's trust. A more untrustworthy, unprincipled, manipulative, scheming, devious party than Act would be hard to find."

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