#BREAKING The Prime Minister has pulled out of attending Waitangi celebrations. STORY https://t.co/RF6OOz3Kup pic.twitter.com/ZsGzrzZCrd
— nzherald (@nzherald) February 4, 2016
After a larger than expected protest at today’s TPPA signing John Key has just announced he has withdrawn from Waitangi Day celebrations. Maybe, in retrospect, today wasn’t such a good day to be signing something as contentious as the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement.
NZ PM Key called 19000 Kiwis a 'rent a crowd' . How much will that cost Mr J Key?!? #TPPAnoWAY #TPPA #TPP pic.twitter.com/UNacfvE1aN
— Karl Pearce (@KarlDotKiwi) February 4, 2016
Prime Minister not coming to Te Tii Marae, Waitangi. #RNZ
— Mihingarangi Forbes (@Mihi_Forbes) February 4, 2016
@FoxyLustyGrover https://t.co/IAqe8oIVUx << interesting pic.twitter.com/CtXxfLjW9O
— ArrestJK (@ArrestJK) February 4, 2016
PM signs #TPP in a house of Gambling without the official NZ flag… why does he hate us so? pic.twitter.com/fcr8Xz6ZbV
— Paul Le Comte (@five15design) February 3, 2016
Surely it's expected of our Prime Minister to attend commemorations of our national day. When's the last time a PM didn't attend Waitangi?
— New Zealand – Chris (@PeopleofNZ) February 4, 2016
Please correct me if I am wrong but didn't John Key heavily criticise Helen Clark for not attending T.T.M in 2007? https://t.co/Gf4yw2oKHF
— Foxy Foxes (@FoxyLustyGrover) February 4, 2016
20,000 in Auckland today marching against signing of TPPA, motorways blockaded #TPPANoWay @PeacePiper pic.twitter.com/6hO4q4SjE7
— edwardcrmiller (@edwardcrmiller) February 4, 2016
John Key calls Te Tii Marae group 'Mickey Mouse' #disney #IPbreech https://t.co/y8n3BIaguM via @nzherald
— The Table (@thetablenz) February 4, 2016
Yet again, John Key's response to not getting his way is to insult: https://t.co/bzoFM4FGRL
— Nathan Simms (@5WinstonSmith5) February 4, 2016
Scale of today's #TPPANoWay protests came as shock to John Key who has just pulled out of Waitangi Day celebrations https://t.co/FzGaAc5KpE
— E2NZ (@E2NZ) February 4, 2016
@Sub_Strata @E2NZ well it would be ironic for him to celebrate NZ's day having just sold our sovereignty. He won't be missed
— ArrestJK (@ArrestJK) February 4, 2016
I'm calling BS on @johnkeypm reasons as to why he's not going to Waitangi after listening to @CheckpointRNZ
— Paul Le Comte (@five15design) February 4, 2016
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5 thoughts on “John Key Withdraws from #Waitangi Celebrations After #TPPA Protests”
In this bizarre country, the vast majority of Pakeha actually are backing up this decision by the prime minister. The maori bashing is so prevalent here that they will give up their sovereignty to corporates, for proving their point. I personally think that these fools deserve this, because such morons they are in this make believe country.
Sorry Tim I meant to say you have read the sixteen thousand documents regarding the TPPA unfortunately I missed out a zero and said you had read the 1600 pages of the TPPA of course to read and understand 1600 pages would be more than most people could do in a lifetime however we are nottalking about pages ,I missed the zero ,these are not pages they are submisissions ,not one thousand six hundred but one hundred and sixty thousand ….Ha may be a billion ,it’s all very funny anyway and will never happen.
frankly, having read the full summary documents of the TTP, which have been online to down load or read for ver 2 months now, I think some of these people could have saved themselves a lot of time and effort by reading them.
I have found nothing to support any of the majority of claims that are being made by those opposed.
I think they have spent to much time listening to people with axes to grind politically and not enough doing some simple basic reading them selves.
Sadly sums up the sheep like mentality of the nation.
You are a good man ,The right Honourable John Key himself today told the public of N.Z and every other Pacifiic partner that there were 16000 documents involved ,you are my hero apparently you have access to and have read all 1600 documents pertaining to the TPPA ,congratulations .
Farmers in Australia and NZ receive far less government subsidies and protection than the US or Europe, so I’m also rather sceptical that any genuine free trade agreement would be signed with the US, given the power of the US farm lobby, NZ would probably be fleeced. Most of the “agreements” are really attempts to make global operations easier for trans nationals, and definitely not based on the free trade theory that I learned at business school. I certainly wouldn’t trust neoliberal politicians to protect the national interest.
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