Friday, August 19, 2005

WIN party loses

The WIN party, established to fight the government's smokefree policy, has withdrawn its name from the ballot, and are now urging their members to align themselves with United Future. I guess they finally realised that they didn't have a hope in hell...

Update: It seems that former WIN party leader John van Buren is now standing as United Future's Christchurch Central candidate...


...and that Peter Dunhill was the tobacco industry's man in Parliament.

UFO anti drugs? - insert adverstising rejoinder here.

Posted by Anonymous : 8/19/2005 01:00:00 PM

Perhaps the WIN Party is a casualty of its own peculiar logic. On their links page, under a link to a quit smoking website, they write:

“Smokers strongest protest against this present government's smoking policy is to quit. If all New Zealand's smokers quit, this government would lose more than one billion dollars a year in revenue, and some anti-smoking zealots will be out of a job.”

That’ll show ‘em!

Posted by Anonymous : 8/19/2005 11:22:00 PM

50 points if you can name all the extremist parties that make up UFO now! Wonder what happened to Kyle Chapman?

Posted by Kakariki : 8/20/2005 09:30:00 PM

He's standing in Christchurch East for the Direct Democracy Party; another of his Nazi friends is standing in Wigram.

It really makes you wonder what sort of a party it is...

Posted by Idiot/Savant : 8/21/2005 02:13:00 AM