Friday, November 19, 2004


On last night's Face To Face, Kim Hill interviewed the Prime Minister, asking her (among other things) about the Ahmed Zaoui case. Helen Clark repeatedly said that she would not intervene in the middle of the process, preferring that it be concluded before the law was changed. This stands in stark contrast to her actions over the foreshore and seabed, where the government responded to a preliminary court case by immediately promising (and eventually enacting) legislation. The conclusion? As far as Labour is concerned, fundamental human rights are less important than chasing the redneck vote.