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A Day Of Infamy?

A Day Of Infamy?

Parliament resumes at 2 pm today. The first item on the Order Paper is the Supreme Court Bill. Just twelve ten-minute speeches and a division now lie between us and what may be a black day for New Zealand. There is no sign that the Government is weakening in its resolve to "steamroller" our Constitution.

The Labour, Green, and Progressive Coalition parties will have committed a shameless act of Constitutional vandalism if they pass this Bill. The Government is not simply proceeding with a Constitutional reform with only a bare majority in Parliament; it is proceeding knowing that its plans are opposed by most New Zealander's.

The latest New Zealand Herald-DigiPoll shows that nearly 80 of those surveyed believed that a referendum should be held before the Privy Council could be replaced by a Supreme Court. The number of New Zealander's who support the continuation of appeals to the Privy Council has also grown considerably, and comfortably outnumber supporters of the Supreme Court.

Not even the most "popular and competent" Prime Minister can continue to ignore public feeling on this issue. The Bill must be stopped now.


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