Thursday, 25 September 2008

From the Herald - Maori everywhere should be proud of the Maori parties principled stand

This from the Herald

More evidence that Labour and NZ First have no respect for the institution of Parliament.

Labour and New Zealand First last night denied attempting to pervert the course of justice over the privileges report on New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.

The serious accusation was made by Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples - who also condemned Mr Peters' attacks on the Maori Party.

The accusations follow Tuesday's majority vote of censure by Parliament against Mr Peters for knowingly filing a false return of pecuniary interests, notably a $100,000 donation for his legal expenses from Monaco-based billionaire Owen Glenn.

The Maori Party held the balance of power on the vote in the House and it supported the censure motion.

If it had changed its vote and joined Labour and New Zealand First, it could have blocked it.

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1 comment:

Swimming said...

Its not just Maori who should be proud of the Maori Party's principled stand. Remember, just like the rest of us, more than a third of Maori can't vote for Maori candidates likely to be elected in 08