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LORD HANNAN: Equality, the Treaty, and imported problems


A great speech given by Lord Hannan and hosted by the Taxpayer's Union in Wellington last week.


Daniel John Hannan, Baron Hannan of Kingsclere is a British writer, journalist and currently a Conservative sitting member of the House of Lords. He is the founding president of the Initiative for Free Trade.


"Young Eric", by the way, had been citing Core Crown expenditures. Total Crown expenditures are more suitable for international comparisons, and were 41.1% of GDP in 2023. So we’re not quite as virtuous as Lord Hannan suggested!

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An excellent and important speech, thanks to the Taxpayers Union for arranging it.

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Lord Hannan is right about the rise of tribalism. Our protection of the Magna Carta.arises out of NZ having formal Parliamentary law which has adopted some of the ancient foundational UK law as part of our informal constitution. .

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I will say it in my own simple way. I believe there were no issues, governments were sorting out the wrongs with each iwi. The people of NZ in the main accepted the payouts for past wrongs. Then suddenly one morning we all heard and saw non Māori speaking Māori before English. Then government/council buildings and services were presented to us in verbal and written Māori. If there wasn’t a Māori name or word to describe an organisation our bureaucrats made them up. Māori radicals and their elite saw a weak leader and weak bureaucrats who were suddenly kowtowing to every Māori demand so these Māori did not hesitate to seize on this weakness and now there was division…

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Wow !!! Ill bet that there are now many New Yorkers shouting "Kia Ora Bro" on their way to mahi ???????

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Unknown member
Dec 03, 2023

Lord Hannan correctly notes that the law should be equal,certain and general. The inclusion of Tikanga into New Zealand’s common law is antithetical to the principles of equality, certainly and being of general application. In fact Tekanga is none of those. It applies unequally is uncertain and applies in accordance with the customs and beliefs of a tribe or tribes. And yet our Courts apply it even in contradiction of statute law. So much for the rule of law in New Zealand.

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All pontificating, condescending pom's should keep their interfering snouts out of NZ, especially the smart arse ultra liberal globalists like this one. They know nothing about our country. We're no longer a colony, although some maori supremacists beg to differ.


Moving forward as unified nation requires us to all row together. The racist maori electorates need to go asap & the maori party should be banned, as it's a danger to democracy & unconstitutional. Maori traitors should also be stripped of their NZ citizenship as they're a major roadblock to progress.

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Hancock
Hancock
Dec 06, 2023
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No I can't agree with you either KiwiResitance....but I would fight for your right to have an opinion and express it. I just love the diversity of opinion we have on this forum.

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