10 Feb 2017

'We are not going to let the populists run amok' - United Future

From The House, 1:02 pm on 10 February 2017

United Future leader Peter Dunne points out the shifting of the doomsday clock closer to midnight is a "timely reminder of the dangerous and challenging times that the world faces at the moment" and says immigration is a good thing in the debate on the Prime Minister's Statement*.

United Future leader Peter Dunne.

United Future leader Peter Dunne. Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

*The Prime Minister’s Statement is the annual equivalent of what the Governor General or the Queen does at the State Opening of a new Parliament (after an election). It serves the same purpose (a mix of state of the nation and statement of intent) but with less pomp and pageantry. The statement is a formal motion asking the House to continue to support the Prime Minister's administration. The House debates and votes on whether it has confidence in the Government.

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