Friday, March 07, 2008

National wil sell the trains

Bil English's response to the news that the government is planning to buy back the trains:

National's finance spokesman, Bill English, said the last thing New Zealand wanted was the Government to own the rail company.

"We certainly wouldn't be buying Toll ... We need to look after the taxpayers' interests and the network and the best way to do that is to have a competent operator."

If the purchase was completed under Labour then a National government would get out of the business as quickly as possible, he said.

And they say they're no longer interested in privatisation. Instead, it seems they're still stuck in the 90's.