Were Winston's coalition talks a 'fraud'?


Judth Collins and Phil Twyford join the AM show to discuss the TPP agreement, the Manus Island refugees, and Winston Peters.
Judith Collins says the post-election negotiations between her party and Winston Peters appear to have been a fraud.

I think New Zealand is owed an explanation.

It was revealed on Thursday the New Zealand First leader's legal action against journalists, the head of the Ministry of Social Development, a number of National MPs and their staff was filed the day before the General Election, which was held on September 23.

On October 19, 12 days after the election results were confirmed, Mr Peters announced he'd come to an agreement with Labour and the Greens to form the next Government.

Ms Collins told Duncan it now appears Mr Peters was playing the National Party, and never intended to sign a coalition agreement with them.

Watch the full panel discussion above.

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