Prime Minister John Key spoke today outlining his government’s plan for sending in troops to Sky City.
The government has been concerned about the brutal group and their distressing methods of business for some time. Late last year Steven Joyce, Minister for Business, Innovation and Extermination, said that the government would not bow down to the terror group.
The National Party leader gave an impassioned speech to parliament.
“Sky City’s outrageous actions have united an international coalition of 62 countries against the group. This brutal group and its distressing methods deserve the strongest condemnation.
“New Zealand is already considered part of the coalition because we have previously signed certain deals with the casino operator which they are unable or unwilling to keep.
“The Government has been carefully considering its options to expand our contribution to the high rollers lounge offering humanitarian aid to those uber-wealthy hostages currently being held there.”
The Prime Minister was adamant this was absolutely the right thing to do.
“Mr Speaker, New Zealand is a country that stands up for its values. We stand up for what’s right. We have an obligation to support stability and the rule of law internationally and here at home. We do not shy away from taking our share of the burden when the international rules-based system is threatened. We have carved out our own independent foreign policy over decades and we take pride in it. We do what is in the National Party’s best interests.”
John Key said we could not be complacent and it was time the country stood together to fight against the scourge of Sky City.