Gulp!

datePosted on 08:36, March 16th, 2011 by Lew

ACT MP and lawyer Hilary Calvert, on the Marine & Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill, in Parliament last night:

“Historical use of the seabed any significant distance from the shore seems impossible to prove, and allowing for title over it to be granted over it to iwi allows for unjust and potentially divisive future claims. No one historically crawled about on the seabed miles from shore. There was just no chance of anybody holding their breath from 1840 til now on the seabed. It’s not gonna happen.

(My emphasis.)

Once again, I think we all owe a debt of gratitude to the ACT party for illustrating so plainly to us what — and how — they really think.

L

3 Responses to “Gulp!”

  1. Bruce Hamilton on March 16th, 2011 at 08:45

    Once again, I think we all owe a debt of gratitude to the ACT party for illustrating so plainly to us what — and how — they really think.

    It’s not required, but just another confirmation that thinking and ACT membership are mutually exclusive.

  2. ak on March 16th, 2011 at 19:32

    Breathtaking.

    These are the people the Slipper relies on to govern.

    And only because he rorted the system in Epsom.

    Quick – show the kids: we may never witness such a spectacular political obscenity ever again.

  3. mickysavage on March 17th, 2011 at 07:19

    Not easy but Hilary Calvert is giving the rest of the legal profession a bad (worse) name …

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