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The "New Zealand First Party" is a party of the extreme centre.

Huh!? I thought far-right, or at least populist right? Pandering to the Christian Reich (they want to repeal the anti-smacking bill), making noise against Maori seats and social security for Maoris, and against selling to Chinese investors?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Nov 27th, 2011 at 08:50:32 AM EST
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They are all over the map, equal to the sum of their leader's contradictions.

They are anti-immigration, but I wouldn't characterise them as a racist party. Peters himself is part Maori, and during one parliamentary term they held all seven Maori electorates. They are against foreign ownership, but so are the Greens. They have functioned as the pivot party, governing with both National and Labour.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Sun Nov 27th, 2011 at 12:00:24 PM EST
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