Tuesday, July 26, 2005



Motions

Via Frogblog: Parliament has just passed its motion on Zimbabwe:

That this House, noting with grave concern the oppression by the Government of Zimbabwe of its own people and its gross violation of human rights, calls upon New Zealand Cricket to abandon the proposed Black Caps tour to Zimbabwe, and urges the International Cricket Council to exclude Zimbabwe from international tours while gross human rights abuses continue in that country.

This is good, but they need to go further. If the Black Caps continue their tour, Parliament should pass a second motion disowning them. If they can not or will not take legislative action, then they can at least make it absolutely clear that the New Zealand public opposes the tour and contact with the Mugabe regime, and that the Black Caps do not represent us in this.

2 comments:

ACT and the Maori Party voted against it.

Posted by Phantasmagoric Political Junkie : 7/26/2005 08:00:00 PM

I cant wait for the Beijing Olympics.....

Posted by Sector 7G : 7/27/2005 03:22:00 PM