Wednesday, March 14, 2007

section 59 debate


It is well known that Labour is not allowing a conscience vote on the smacking bill. What is not so well known is the number of Labour MPs don't want to vote for the Bill, but are being whipped into shape - and half them are electorate MPs who want to represent their electorate and the conscience of the people who elected them into Parliament. National MP Chester Burrows refused to name at least six MPs on Morning Report today but I understand that the electorate ones are Harry Dynhoven, Damien O'Connor, George Hawkins, and Mahara Okeroa.

Dover Samuels is not happy about being whipped either.

Were Labour to allow a conscience vote, the bill will be dead. Instead, it will probably pass next month, and there will be just one person who is responsible for passing this bill: Its not Sue Bradford, its Helen Clark.

2 comments:

Peter McK said...

doesn't benson-Pope like to be whipped by his Mistress Helen - so i suppose he doesn't need to be counted in this instance.

Barbara said...

MARCH ON PARLIAMENT

Against Anti Smacking Bill

DO YOU VALUE THE RIGHT TO RAISE YOUR CHILDREN THE WAY YOU CHOOSE, NOW OR IN THE FUTURE?

Then do something about it BEFORE it's too late!

Join us in a PEACEFUL protest

Wednesday 28th March 2007

Beginning at Civic Square at 12pm then advancing to Parliament

http://www.FamilyIntegrity.org.nz/page/844292 has all the information.

This is quite likely the most significant protest march you will ever attend - do not miss it. We must show the Government - who have been ignoring the public - exactly what Kiwis do think on this crucial issue.

Good parents will be criminalised if Bradford's bill becomes Law.

Make sure that it doesn't by supporting the march!

There will be marches also in Christchurch, Nelson and Fielding. http://www.FamilyIntegrity.org.nz/page/844292 has all the information on these marches, plus news updates, petition forms and info on how to email the MPs.

*This march will be peaceful, and children will be present. If anyone turns violent, we will be helping the police cart you off to jail.

For more information, see

http://smackingback.blogspot.com/
or e-mail
antiantismacking@gmail.com

Pass the word around about this please