National lay fresh privileges complaint

National has laid another complaint with Parliament's privileges committee asking it to investigate "threats" made by Immigration Minister David Cunliffe against National Party MPs. 

Last week in Parliament Mr Cunliffe refused to answer questions about embattled Labour MP Taito Phillip Field's visa applications, but went out of his way to detail cases supported by National MP's

Bill English said he had written to Speaker Margaret Wilson saying it was the Opposition's job to hold ministers to account and reports and for Mr Cunliffe to threaten to bring up cases of National MPs was a breach of privilege.

I don't like their chances with this complaint, not with such partisan support of the Government by her Margaret Wilson..


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