The Government's much lauded, but also criticised, emissions
trading scheme legislation should pass into law today,
leaving Prime Minister Helen Clark with no further excuse to
delay naming an election date, except she does not have to
As New Zealand First leader Winston Peters reappears before
the privileges committee this morning to answer questions
relating to a $100,000 donation from expatriate billionaire
Owen Glenn, Prime Minister Helen Clark has raised concerns
about the politicisation of the process.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters escaped a major
beat-up in Parliament yesterday, mainly because he was not
there, and National leader John Key decided to try to make
some dents in the credibility of Prime Minister Helen Clark.
Introducing 780 amendments to the complex emissions trading
legislation days before it became law was reckless and
irresponsible, National Party climate change spokesman Nick
Smith said yesterday in Parliament.