Title: Not Another Strange Sect Marriage! Credit: Craig Young Comment Wednesday 20th June 2007 - 4:18pm1182313080 Article: 4523 Rights
Taito Phillip Field Taito Phillip Field and Future New Zealand appear to be deep in pre-nuptial negotiations, circumstances willing… Not content with leaving Christian Heritage and United at the divorce courts after the end of the Christian Coalition and disintegration of United Future, Future New Zealand has been holding talks with conservative Christian and Independent/Pacific Party Mangere MP Taito Phillip Field. The benefits for both are obvious. On the plus side, if Field faces a police investigation but is either acquitted or found innocent, he will serve as a bolthold constituency MP for any new hybrid entity resulting from any coalition between Future New Zealand and the Pacific Party. At the same time, Field will gain a national party infrastructure for the Pacific Party, without having to rely on the impoverished constituents of his electorate. However, these nuptials may founder on current realities and their contingencies. At present, Taito Phillip Field is still under police investigation for alleged past financial misdealings and may still face trial, conviction and expulsion from Parliament as a result. Or, he may lose Mangere to a suitably high-profile South Auckland Pacific Island Labour candidate for the seat at the next general election. This is rather amusing, though. First, Taito Phillip Field states that his Pacific Party is going to be a combination of Pacific Island social conservatism and old Labour traditional social democracy, while Future New Zealand's Copeland states that FNZ will be a Tory lapdog if it survives the next general election. Methinks a third strange-sect divorce is in the offing if these two parties make it to the church on time. Which they wouldn't, if the Electoral Integrity Act was still there, and we were rid of Gordon Copeland. Truly, opportunism makes for peculiar bedfellows. Not Recommended: Future New Zealand Craig Young - 20th June 2007    
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