Someone said this on the 22nd of March 2007:
The Labour Government has shown utter contempt for New Zealanders and the democratic process with its plan to railroad the anti-smacking bill through Parliament, says National Party Leader John Key. “The Labour-led Government knows the measure is deeply unpopular, so it plans to act against the wishes of the majority of Kiwis and ram the bill through under urgency. “This is a deeply cynical abuse of power as Labour tries to clear the decks of this controversial issue.
It’s almost unimaginable, in light of his reponse to public denunciation of the law change, that the person who said this is the same person who now leads the government. Let’s not let him forget.
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