It looks like Winston Peters has a couple of turds in his punch bowl.
NZ First MP Denis O’Rourke has vowed to resign if the party adopted a policy that would see “new settlers” forced to take out medical insurance for a decade.
The idea was proposed at the party’s annual conference in Rotorua on Sunday and a heated debate followed.
O’Rourke immediately stood up to declare the policy was discriminatory, illegal under the Bill of Rights and would open up NZ First to ridicule.
If the “disgraceful” remit was adopted, the list MP said he would considered withdrawing his membership.
His colleague Mahesh Bindra, who was born in India, also argued against the idea. Read more »