November 22, 2022
Labour unfazed by early Peters’ posture
Labour Party deputy leader Kelvin Davis is shrugging off accusations of lying from fellow northerner Winston Peters.
The New Zealand First leader says he won’t go into coalition with Labour if he holds the balance of power next election because when he was Deputy Prime Minister it failed to inform his party on work to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Mr Davis says he has a lot of respect for Mr Peters, and the slam is just politics.
“It’s early days yet. We’ve still a year out from the election. We don’t know how the cards are going to fall, whether New Zealand First will even be in parliament, so it’s just water off a duck’s back to be honest,” he says.
Recent polling shows New Zealand First within reach of the 5 percent threshold.