Friday, May 20, 2016


Yesterday, the Greens proposed making a start on a long-term solution to the housing crisis by returning Housing NZ's dividend so they could build 450 state houses a year. Bill English's response? To defend the dividend - money the government gives Housing NZ and then takes back - as "a discipline on Housing New Zealand".

Translation: to Bill English, an abstract financial disciplinary tool is more important than housing an additional 450 homeless families every year. Its a stark reminder of National's priorities, and how they don't care about people.