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Brian Connell apologises

Don Brash National Party Leader - Brian Connell MP for Rakaia

8 November 2005

Brian Connell apologises

Rakaia MP Brian Connell has apologised to the National Party caucus, and to party leader Don Brash, for comments made over recent weeks which have been seen as critical of the leader and the party.

Dr Brash says both he and the caucus have accepted the apology in the spirit in which it was given.

"Mr Connell's comments today clear the air and allow us to move forward as a united caucus, focusing on the flaws of this already tired and discredited Government."

Mr Connell says he deeply regrets the way his comments were interpreted.

"I remain loyal to the National Party and to Don Brash as leader. I am looking forward to putting these events behind me and working with my colleagues to unseat the Clark/Peters Government."

ENDS


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