11 Jul 2008

Opposition allies criticise election strategy

8:49 pm on 11 July 2008

Some of the National Party's likely post-election allies have accused it of refusing to engage in a proper policy debate.

ACT Party leader Rodney Hide says people knew where former National leader Don Brash stood on issues but have no idea about current leader John Key.

Mr Hide says National has a strategy of saying very little and offering no real alternative to the Labour-led Government.

John Key disputes this, saying National has released some policy, and is releasing more in the lead-up to the election, which clearly spells out its differences with Labour.

United Future leader Peter Dunne agrees with Mr Hide and says he is not expecting big changes if National does lead the next Government.

Mr Key says there will be changes, however National is not about to reverse everything Labour has done.