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THAT we must ban all animal testing
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Women can fly airplanes in Saudi Arabia, but can’t drive cars. (Source)
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“It’s appalling because that image has gone around the world and there are now people in countries all over the world saying the way New Zealanders theoretically commemorate or celebrate their national day is with a senior politician having a sex toy thrown at them.” He added that the protest was “crude and basic” on what should be a family occasion.
“The image that has now gone worldwide — it’s been one of the lead stories on the BBC, it’s been huge media coverage around the world — that’s the way now that people from overseas are viewing how we have a celebration on our national day. It just isn’t the right image for New Zealand.” Read more »
I bet Todd McClay can’t wait for election season 2017. As current Trade Minister, Todd McClay is at the front and centre of the debate around the TPPA. This is his dream job and no one will best him in debate over international trade.
Enter stage left: former weatherman and current Labour Party windbag for Rotorua, Tamati Coffey; the same Tamati Coffey who famously announced to the world that New Zealand would get its first female MP in 2014.
Tamati is good at putting on the charm and playing the role of minor celebrity but when it comes to using his university degree in political science there is a lot to be desired.
As a result, in 2014 Todd McClay received the highest number of votes he has ever received as an MP.
Of course, in 2017 we’ll be expecting a repeat, especially with the TPPA front and centre of the debate. You’d expect the Labour Party to be aware of this. They should be making sure Tamati has read the document and is able to debate it fluently. Otherwise Todd will walk all over him (memo to Whaleoil crew: get the cameras ready).
So far there are no signs Tamati has a clue what is in the TPPA and has stuck to the cliched one-liners.