July 06, 2020
Morality play get campaign drubbing
Labour deputy leader Kelvin Davis has slammed National’s claim it has a moral obligation to win the election.
Labour held its election year congress yesterday, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern highlighting the Government’s economic response to the coronavirus pandemic and revealing its new slogan. Let’s Keep Moving.
In his warm up speech, Mr Davis also highlighted New Zealanders’ efforts in fighting COVID-19, and contrasted it with National deputy-leader Nikki Kaye’s statement her party had a duty to win so it could it manage the recovery.
"Our moral obligation isn't to win. Our moral obligation is to look after New Zealanders. Our moral obligation is to do what is right by our people. There is no moral obligation to win at any cost, so the Opposition is saying 'open up the borders, let people come in,' and we say 'that's going to be at the cost of people's lives.' Our moral obligation is to protect New Zealanders, not to put them at risk," he says.
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