Post by Kiwi Frontline on Apr 3, 2019 17:31:05 GMT 12
PETERS FORCED TO APOLOGISE FOR SAYING BRIDGES HAS 'RACIST VIEW' DURING CAPITAL GAINS TAX DEBATE OVER MĀORI LAND
Winston Peters has been forced to apologise for saying Simon Bridges employed an "ethnic and racist view" during a capital gains tax debate over Māori land in Parliament today.
"Will Māori land recovered under the Treaty of Waitangi settlements be exempted under the Government's proposed capital gains tax as Meka Whaitiri has suggested recently to The Gisborne Herald?" Mr Bridges asked.
Mr Peters, who was answering as the Acting Prime Minister due to Jacinda Ardern's absence, gave an answer that didn't sit well with Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard.
"Can I just say that this attempt to provide an ethnic and racist view on a very serious study is bound to fail," he said.
The Speaker then made Mr Peters withdraw and apologise as "he cannot suggest that member is racist".......