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Latta Report Shown To Be All PC For Key

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Latta Report Shown To Be All PC For Key

Investigate Magazine and Family First have revealed what many New Zealanders knew all along, that the Prime Minister's promised review of the anti-smacking laws was always going to be a white wash.

The court records revealed in the Investigate story this week show that good parents have been wrongly accused and prosecuted.

It also shows how the host of the 'Politically Incorrect TV Parenting Programme' turns out to be as PC as anyone drawn into the halls of power in Wellington.

Kiwi Party leader Larry Baldock and organiser of the Anti-smacking referendum said presenter Nigel Latta's handling of the facts of the cases and his failure to interview any of the affected parents and children was a very sad abuse of the trust many had placed in him.

"He allowed himself to be used and manipulated by a Prime Minister that has already shown he has no regard for true democracy in many ways," said Mr Baldock.

"The Prime Minister's handling of every major decision is always based upon the desire to govern and hold on to the power to continue to govern at any cost.

"This should come as no surprise, "since power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely" as Lord Acton once said. Our system of democracy allows far too much power to be in the hands of one person.

"Faced with the 87.4% 'no vote' in the anti-smacking referendum the PM should have submitted himself to the protections of true democracy rather than reinforcing his errant belief that he can do as he wills for his own political interests.

"The PM who said he would change the law if there was ever one good parent wrongly prosecuted must now keep that promise or loose any remaining credibility," said the Kiwi Party leader.

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