Sir John Key: Former Prime Minister stands by his ideas

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 27 Sep 2021, 7:31AM
Former Prime Minister Sir John Key. (Photo / File)
Former Prime Minister Sir John Key. (Photo / File)

Sir John Key: Former Prime Minister stands by his ideas

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 27 Sep 2021, 7:31AM

Sir John Key isn't standing down on his claim that New Zealand has a "smug hermit kingdom" mentality it needs to break out of.

The former Prime Minister claims Labour is ruling with fear, likening its leadership to that of North Korea.

Some experts say Key's suggestions like offering small incentives for getting jabbed and introducing home isolation for MIQ are simplistic or naive.

But Sir John told Mike Hosking he stands by his ideas.

“We cannot carry on doing what we are doing. We have to reopen. Australia’s made it very clear at 80 per cent they're opening up. We’re a country of traders, we have been for 70 or 80 years.”

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