Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Debating all Dunne?


Debating all Dunne?

Libertarianz Deputy Leader Stephen Berry took the rare step of defending a Green MP, following emissions more toxic than cannabis smoke from Peter Dunne's office.

After refusing to debate Nandor Tanczos on the cannabis issue in Ohariu-Belmont - apparently because Tanczos' presence would 'affect house values' in Dunne's constituency - Peter Dunne has now 'conditionally' agreed to debate the cannabis issue with Tanczos. These conditions include Tanczos stepping down as an MP, handing himself into police for his 'crimes,' and giving the name of his cannabis supplier.'

Berry calls this "typically gutless talk from Dunne, who is nothing short of a body-controlling fascist." Tanczos may not be doing everything that is needed on cannabis law reform, says Berry, who maintains Tanczos' advocacy of liberalisation is a far better step than Dunne's alternative of imprisoning cannabis users.

Dunne says that as a law-breaker, Tanczos' role in Parliament is fraudulent; Berry says that given the laws that Parliament sees fit to pass that being a law-breaker sometimes has more integrity than being a law-maker. As Bob Dylan said, 'To live outside the law you must be honest.' "Should I go to Parliament," says Berry, "it would be as a representative of those demanding freedom from state control, rather than as a 'law-maker' function of the ilk of Dunne."

"I will also take this opportunity to offer a debate with Mr. Dunne over the validity of any drug laws" concludes Berry. "Mr. Dunne only has the name the time and place and I'll enthusiastically take him and his busybodies to task over his need to mind others' business. Does he have the guts?"


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word. In reality, Peters will have power only up to the point that he uses it.

By next week, he’ll have become just another junior player in an MMP governing arrangement, battling to hold onto the gains he was promised. More>>

 

Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election