More than 20 years since we were dragged kicking and screaming into the real world without subsidies but unions, Labour and Green MPs still don’t get it.
Why would KiwiRail get a New Zealand company to build its new wagons unless it was the best option for the company?
It’s a business, not a charity.
We taxpayers have already wasted millions more than we needed to buying the company, why pour more good money after bad?
If the companies which build wagons can’t compete in that business without subsidies they should put their skills to use in areas where they can be competitive without taxpayer or SOE assistance.