In many of our cultures we had the notion of allowing people we didn’t agree with, even at war with, safe habour so a conversation could be had. Â While under the protection of the host, the guest was treated with respect and dignity.
For an MMP party that never has been part of working together withÂ anyone unless it suited their selfish ends, the Greens are the the problem yet again.
It’s time that we grew up as a nation when it comes to diplomatic courtesy. It’s time the Greens revoked their “unofficial ban” on visiting political leaders addressing the New Zealand Parliament.
Some of the world’s most powerful leaders like Germany’s Angela Merkel and China’s Xi Jinping are headed our way later this month after they’ve been to the G20 Summit in Brisbane.
Having political leaders of such calibre addressing our Parliament while it is sitting is not going to subvert our democracy. But the Greens’ overblown and juvenile stance that only New Zealand politicians should be allowed to address a sitting session makes us look absurdly pretentious…
“GIVE ME BACK MY FLAG!”
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