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Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 10. 1969.

Labour Party

Labour Party

I Hope you will find space in your columns to permit me to correct an erroneous impression that may have been created as a result of "Opinion" by Alister Taylor in Salient 7.

Mr Taylor said: "If the young prove too troublesome they're thrown out—like Gager and Blizard." Useful as this assertion may be to prove his point, it is incorrect. Mr Geger resigned from the Labour Party when, as frequently occurs in democratic societies, his disagreements with party policies were such that he could no longer loyally perform the self-imposed obligations of party membership. Mr Blizard is still a financial party member and to my knowledge no attempt has been made to expel him of prevent him from expressing his views at party meetings or outside.

Mr Franks in his articulate letter made a warranted appeal for constructive criticism from a political commentator and activist. I would like to add to this an appeal for accuracy.

D. Butcher,
President, V.U.W.
Labour Club.