We certainly have an interesting situation on the political scene. Don Brash has a very good point in that he wonders how long New Zealand will have ‘The People, and ‘Our People'. He does raise an important point, very skillfully avoided by most candidates for parliament who might just lose a couple of votes along the way. Is this a system that will go on for another hundred years because many chose to look the other way; perhaps the head-in-the-sand trick? Some political parties use the above to score a point and a seat in parliament. The Metiria Turei saga is an example of the many who find it too easy to work the system. Let's have ‘One People' with equal rights for all, then we all win. It will happen, the question is when Jacinda?
R Chamberlain, Otumoetai. (Abridged)