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No Future, Old Copeland?

Thu 14 Jun 2007 In: Comment

Gordon Copeland According to today's news, Future New Zealand MP Gordon Copeland now says he'll vote with National on matters except confidence and supply. He's taking a lot for granted. For one thing, John Key has indicated that even if elected, National won't repeal the anti-belting bill. For another, what happens if National's social liberals point out to the rest of the party that they need to assert themselves to insure that the party don't lose any further social liberal voters, and render their situation within the cities more difficult? Would Copeland still vote with the Oppostion then? When asked about Copeland's latest rotational eccentricities, Acting Prime Minister Michael Cullen casually mentioned the Electoral Integrity Act, which was allowed to lapse at the end of last term, and would have made short work of the former UFNZ detritus List MP. Unfortunately, such was not the case, and we will have to put up with Gordon, his pontifications and his questionable parliamentary status until the end of this parliamentary term. We can take comfort from the well-deserved oblivion which will then undoubtedly descend on this carpet bagger. And oh yes, Future New Zealand now has its own rudimentary website, along with a Gordon Copeland Letter. Back in the mid-nineties past FNZ/Christian Democrats founder Graeme Lee also had a Letter of his own. Given his ineptitude as Minister of Internal Affairs, I suspect it was D. Not Recommended: Future New Zealand website Craig Young - 14th June 2007    

Credit: Craig Young

First published: Thursday, 14th June 2007 - 4:25pm

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