Monday, March 08, 2004

This is a bit rich

According to this Stuff article, Gerry Brownlee is criticising the government for opening the way to new Treaty claims.

It ought to be obvious to all that every criticism the Waitangi Tribunal makes of the government's plans, applies with bells on to National's policy. The National party's plan is simply to legislate crown ownership - and I can't think of any clearer example of a flagrant Treaty-breach than a racially-based expropriation and denial of due process.