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MP breaks law he passed

July 3, 2007

If anyone needs any proof of how illogical the anti-smacking Bill is, guess whose the first to be caught breaking it? David Cunliffe, a Labour MP. He smacked his 2 year old son on the hand for hitting another child- nothing in my eyes wrong with that. His boss, who told him how to vote on the issue, has joined him in criticising Family First for bringing his family into the political debate. The hypocrisy is breathtaking, given that he was the first to bring his son into the debate and told Parliament that he no longer uses corporal punishment on his kids. This means he is potentially, not only a hypocrite, but lied to the House of Representatives. To be fair to Cunliffe, he comes up with a slightly different version of the event, involving him merely puling his son away from the other child.