Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Do The Greens And Maori Party Support Rule Of Law

RON MARK MP
16TH FLOOR
BOWEN HOUSE
WELLINGTON

Media Release

18 October 2007

Do The Greens And Maori Party Support The Rule Of Law Or Not?

The Greens and the Maori Party need to declare up front to all New Zealanders if they support the rule of law or not and if they also accept the right of the New Zealand Police to go about their duties, said Ron Mark today.

“We have heard some of the most outrageous claims coming from these two parties as they try and out-do each other in the ‘outraged victim’ pecking order,” said Mr Mark.

“What do these parties expect police to do – ignore their intelligence and the anti-social behaviour of these militant direct-action groups, hoping that they won’t carry through on their threats?

“The Maori Party’s attitude is most disturbing in all this. We expect the weak, guilt-ridden, cringing, liberal Greens to fawn all over this issue. The Maori Party, if it had any thoughts for its future generations, would be calling for Maori to rid itself of this subversive and divisive sub-culture – not promote it.

“There is no future in a divided nation – certainly not one trying to achieve its ends by violent means.

“The simple fact is if you don’t want the negative stereotypes, don’t promote violence or subversive behaviour.

“We must all now wait for the Police to make their case in relation to this matter. But they should be congratulated for taking action where they believe it is warranted, because the consequences of them not doing so are not worth considering.

“If a few sensitivities get offended, so be it,” concluded Mr Mark.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The National Leadership “Contest”

Key’s endorsement of English has turned this “contest” into a race for second place.

This succession was well planned. Lets not forget that English was told by Key in September of his intention to resign, and English was the only member of Cabinet entrusted with that information before it was sprung on everyone else on Monday morning. More>>

Latest: Judith Collins and Jonathan Coleman have withdrawn from the leadership race, leaving Bill English the only candidate to replace John Key as Prime Minister.

 

Education, Marketing, Taxes: Health Groups Call For Actions For Sugary Drinks

The New Zealand Dental Association is launching a new consensus statement on Sugary Drinks endorsed by key health organisations. The actions seek to reduce harm caused by sugary drinks consumption. More>>

ALSO:

More Departures? David Shearer Proposed For UN Peacekeeping Role

Mt Albert MP David Shearer is being proposed for a demanding and exciting role heading the United Nations peacekeeping force in South Sudan, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. More>>

ALSO:

Security Agencies' Reports: GCSB Wants To Give ISPs More Power To Block Threats

The Government Communications Security Bureau wants to give internet service providers more information and power to block cyber threats which are increasing, its director told the intelligence and security select committee yesterday.. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Charter Schools Misleading Pass Rates

Labour: NCEA results for charter schools have been massively overstated... In one case a school reported a 93.3 per cent pass rate when the facts show only 6.7 per cent of leavers achieved NCEA level two. More>>

ALSO:

Rebstock Report Resolution: SSC Apologises To Derek Leask And Nigel Fyfe

Following a complaint by Mr Leask, the Ombudsman found that the State Services Commission acted unreasonably in relation to Mr Leask and identified numerous deficiencies in the investigation process and in the publication of the final report and in the criticisms it contained of Mr Leask... More>>

ALSO:

International Rankings: Student Results 'Show More Resourcing Needed'

NZEI: New Zealand had only held relatively steady in international rankings in some areas because the average achievement for several other OECD countries had lowered the OECD average -- not because our student achievement has improved. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Salvation Army Report: Beyond The Prison Gate Report

A new Salvation Army report says changes must be made to how prisoners re-enter society for New Zealanders to feel safe and secure in their homes and communities. More>>

ALSO:

Surprise Exit: Gordon Campbell On The Key Resignation

The resignation of John Key is one thing. The way that Key and his deputy Bill English have screwed the scrum on the leadership succession vote (due on December 12) is something else again. It remains to be seen whether the party caucus – ie, the ambitious likes of Steven Joyce, Judith Collins, Paula Bennett, and Amy Adams – will simply roll over... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news