MP criticised for 'foolish' racial comments
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MP criticised for 'foolish' racial comments

Blenheim : New Zealand | Oct 21, 2008 at 3:31 PM PDT
Source: Wellington Dominion
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National MP Lockwood Smith has talked himself into trouble, saying Asians have small hands that make them more productive and Pacific workers need to be taught to use toilets and showers. Dr Smith, National's immigration spokesman, was campaigning in Blenheim yesterday when he talked about expanding... FULL ARTICLE AT Wellington Dominion
 
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