Chris Leitch interviewed by Lisa Er
on Green Planet FM
26th July 2018
Neo liberal economics, turned loose on New Zealand by Roger Douglas and Labour in 1985 (and still adhered to by both Labour and National today) has failed.
The results speak for themselves - hundreds sleeping on the streets, in cars, in sheds and garages, hundreds more living in taxpayer funded motel units because they have no homes, full time workers unable to afford their rent, a health system in crisis, inequality at its highest level ever, roads, sewage systems, water supply and other infrastructure in disrepair, our "clean green" country under threat.
We need an economic system that works for people and the country. Such a system exists. It's called Social Credit. It has been tried before in New Zealand and other places and worked brilliantly. It is being increasingly talked about internationally. It could work for us again.
Chris Leitch is Leader of the Social Credit Party and its finance spokesperson, and will share Social Credit’s ideas in this enlightening interview.
Chris Leitch interviewed by Neale McMillan
on Otago Access Radio
23rd July 2018
Neale McMillan - It's long been our view that the test of a political party - its resilience, its credibility, its staying power - is determined not just by popular appeal, but by the unwavering support of stalwart members, committed to its principles, philosophy, and policies, and without that it will fold - as we've just seen with the announced winding up of the Opportunities Party.
So this week we're focussing on a party which has endured for more than 60 years. Known most recently as the Democrats for Social Credit, but now designating itself purely and simply as Social Credit.
It also has a new leader. Chris Leitch.
With the party dropping the Democrats tag and reinstating itself purely as Social Credit how do we read this? As a rebranding or as a new lease of life?