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Young Nats Reject Fitzsimons' "Wild" Accusations

Published: Wed 17 Nov 1999 08:29 AM
Young Nationals have rejected claims made by Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons that it is current Young Nationals policy to support the legalisation of cannabis.
"Certainly Young Nationals have discussed this issue many times, but contrary to what Jeanette believes there is no impetus for change within Young Nationals and the National Party", said Young Nationals Chairman Daniel Gordon.
"National is the most democratic party in New Zealand. Unlike the out-of-control Greens who have links to all kinds of bizarre organisations on their website, we tend to discuss our policy with our colleagues before releasing it to the general public."
"Frankly, I doubt Ms Fitzsimons knows the first thing about our policy. I would urge Ms Fitzsimons to visit to our website at http://www.youngnats.org.nz before making statements to the media. She really ought to spend less time planning to take over the industrialised world and a little more checking her facts before making such wild accusations."
"You won't find links to ultra-left revolutionary groups and eco-terrorist organisations on our site.", said Mr Gordon.
"This cock-up on the part of this clearly disorganised and fragmented party illustrates what a mess Jeanette and her band of wackos would do to New Zealand should they ever get anywhere near Government", concluded Mr Gordon.
For Further Information contact Daniel Gordon on 021 2296812

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