Greens acknowledge Kerr as respected opponent
29 October 2011
Greens acknowledge Kerr as
The Green Party today
acknowledged the death of Roger Kerr, saying he was a
principled man and respected opponent.
a leading figure in the debate over the direction of the new
Zealand economy. He played the issues not the person,”
said Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei.
disagreed with most of his views but he was prepared to
debate them openly and frankly.
“We extend our
sympathy to his family and friends for their loss,” said
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