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SOLO-NZ Press Release—SOLO Hails New Party!
Submitted by Lance on Thu, 2007-09-20 01:40
The announcement by New Zealand's two main parties, National and Labour, that they are to amalgamate has been welcomed by SOLO spokesman Lance Davey as a clarifying move that was logically inevitable.
The two party leaders made the announcement at a lunchtime press conference at the Beehive.
"It was a matter of recognising the obvious, really," National's John Key told journalists."National has long accepted that the Welfare State is ingrained in the Kiwi psyche; Labour has learned that it cannot strangle the goose that lays golden eggs; we both believe in squeezing hard."
Prime Minister Helen Clark concurred, saying, "At this time in our history, it seems silly to be offering a choice of six or half a dozen."
A new cabinet will be announced shortly, with Key a certainty to replace Michael Cullen as Deputy-Prime Minister.
Asked how the two parties had resolved their differences over the Electoral Finance Bill, with National having claimed that it breached the Bill of Rights, the two leaders said they'd agreed to repeal the Bill of Rights.
Clark said, "We're especially thrilled that the new party's name so accurately captures the essence of the old parties."
The new party is to be called the National Socialist Party.
SOLOist Davey concludes: "Nothing more need be said, really."
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