Friday, March 28, 2008

A politician with ethics

Next month, Helen Clark will be flying to Beijing to sign a preferential free trade agreement with the Chinese regime. Several other MPs are supposed to accompany her, but there's a fly in her ointment: United Future leader Peter Dunne is refusing to go in protest at China's bloody crackdown in Tibet. It's good to see that someone in Parliament (a Minister, even) has a backbone over this.

Meanwhile, what I want to know is who else has been invited - and whether they will also refuse to go, or whether they are willing to cuddle up to a regime which imprisons dissidents, denies freedom of speech, and murders protesters in the streets?