Economy

ELECTION 2020: Collins says govt dropped ball on UK FTA; Parker refutes claim

Rebecca Howard
Tue, 15 Sep 2020

Rebecca Howard
Tue, 15 Sep 2020
National leader Judith Collins charged the government with dropping the ball on a free-trade agreement with the UK after Japan struck a post-Brexit deal but Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker called her claim “embarrassing.” According to Collins, Labour's lack of focus had "cost the New Zealand economy a massive opportunity at a time when we most need to kick start it.” She said the Labour-led government “has lost ground to other nations as it pursues a woke foreign policy, at the expense of Kiwi jobs.”   "A National governm...

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