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Robson stands with Kiwi families at meeting

3 June 2005

Hon Matt Robson MP, Progressive Deputy Leader

Progressive MP stands with Kiwi families at Sunday meeting

Public meeting: Pakuranga Community Centre
11 Reeves Road
Sun 5 June 11am – 1pm

Progressive MP Matt Robson met today with organizers of Sunday’s public meeting being held in response to Mr Peters naming, under Parliamentary privilege, three New Zealand citizens as accomplices of the Saddam Hussein regime.

Two of those who met Matt Robson today were named by Mr Peters.

At the public meeting further information will be available about the source of Mr Peters’ defamatory allegations.

"It is fair and right that loyal and hardworking New Zealanders, and their Kiwi-born children, stand up against the incredible allegations directed at them from National's potential coalition partner, the NZ First Party.

“National and its junior partner NZ First have so far not shown any sense of fairness or fair play.

"Most distressing has been the effects of Mr. Peters' campaign on New Zealander-born, Kiwi kids. Everyone in Pakuranga is welcome to come along and stand up alongside them at this traumatic time," Matt Robson said.

“On Sunday, I will repeat my call for all other parties to renounce New Zealand First as a potential coalition partner in any future government. There can be no talk of a kingmaker if there is no kingdom for him to enter,” the Progressive MP said.

Next week Matt Robson will seek to table documents in Parliament about the New Zealanders that have had incredibly damaging allegations made against them by Mr. Peters under the protection of Parliamentary privilege.

ENDS

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