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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Wednesday, 23 June 2004

Be careful 'the neighbours might see'

This is what this shameful 'gagging order' against two New Zealand MPs amounts to. I read about this yesterday in the online version of a New Zealand newspaper, but now I've had a night to think about it have come to the conclusion that it is a truly pusillanimous effort by the NZ government to unsay what I imagine every NZ citizen already knows, whatever they happen to think about the underlying issue, the Civil Union Bill. It really has come to something when a government tries to silence voices of duly elected members of the country's parliament, it's like something out of 'Alice through the Looking Glass'.

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