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Salient. Newspaper of Victoria University of Wellington Students Association. Vol 41 No. 3. March 13 1978

Closet Tory?

Closet Tory?

Dear Simon,

If Bob Tizard's performance at the forum last Tuesday is illustrative of the present Labour Party attitudes to current issues, then I can only wish the party the very best of luck in what will be a long and difficult period as opposition.

At times, one might have been forgiven for wondering to which party he really belonged. His refusals to answer directly, especially when questioned on the repeal of the S.I.S. Act, the speed with which he resorted to argumentum ad hominem, asking people if they needed his glasses when he was accidentally called a wrong name, and his general patronising smart attitude, are all characteristics displayed by those on the other side of the House from Mr Tizard. He seemed out of touch with the feelings of those students who are fast realising that the differences between labour and National are of degree and not of quality.

Rire Scotney.