Bill English battles for his job at Queenstown debate
27 August, 2013
There was a full house in Queenstown last night for the ASB Great Debate as Finance Minister Bill English faced off against four men who want his job.
During the sometimes feisty debate some of the nation's top political leaders tackled big issues such as economics and social policy.
Host Duncan Garner was joined by Mr English, Labour's David Parker, as well as Green Party co-leader Russel Norman, Conservative Party leader Colin Craig and Act Party leader Jamie Whyte.
Mr English confirmed he will release details of tax cuts before the election, though he said they would be modest.
Watch the full debate HERE
The Queenstown meeting was lively, even rowdy as English had to face pesistent questioning about “Dirty Politics' and about the secret TPP negotiations.
To say that English was uncomfortable and faltered, seems to me to be an understatement
English was interviewed about tax cuts and about contradictions between statements between himself and the PM.
He sounds uncomfortable and shifty to me and is obfusicates.
An establishment economist interviewed opined that there is currently no place for tax cuts.