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The worm bites back


Hon Roger Sowry National Deputy Leader

15 September 2002

The worm bites back

United Future MP Bernie Ogilvy is stretching credibility to think he should receive a real Doctorate after serving as a volunteer at the 1984 Olympic Games, says National's Deputy Leader Roger Sowry.

"This smacks of the John Davy saga all over again and it is just a shame this more detailed scrutiny of United Future candidates didn't happen prior to the election.

"The superficiality of United Future is now being exposed and this comes after a week where they voted against their own principles just to appease the Government. Something they claimed they would never do.

"Who would believe that a political party lead by Peter Dunne would vote to remove the work test for sole parents. This is something he has always voted for and his past voting record didn't indicate any change in direction.

"The public now will be rightfully feeling extremely sceptical of United Future.

"Since the election, United Future Leader Peter Dunne has had one MP ousted after being found not to be a New Zealand citizen, another exposed as not being a doctor at all, and a change in direction in the values they claim to hold so tight. The worm has certainly turned for United Future," says Mr Sowry.

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