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Conspiracies within conspiracies in Parliament today

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Maryan Street
Maryan Street

By Maggie Tait of NZPA

Wellington, June 15 NZPA - Labour MP Maryan Street appears to be the key to a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma that confused the hell out of everyone in Parliament today.

Conspiracy theorists had their day in the sun during question time as National MPs accused Ms Street of backing a petition against the evil United States for poisoning New Zealanders with toxic chemicals.

Ms Street's name is on the Clear Skies Action Group petition which is convinced that the US is poisoning New Zealand air space with "chemtrails" in an attempt to control the world's population.

However, Ms Street has previously made it clear she had not signed the petition and the group used her name, and Labour Party logo, without her permission.

She referred to the campaign as "the purest form of conspiracy I've seen in a long time" when interviewed by the Nelson Mail about it. Ms Street told the newspaper that as an MP she had given advice about how to do a petition and let organisers put one in her Nelson electorate office but had removed it now.

Cabinet Minister Nick Smith, who is also MP for Nelson, said the chief petitioner Will Ryan had assured him that Ms Street had given her enthusiastic support to the petition.

"I think it is appalling that the new Labour spokesperson on foreign affairs is spreading conspiracy theories," Dr Smith said.

Clearly Dr Smith believed Mr Ryan over Ms Street. However, he did not appear to also believe in chemtrails saying they were jet engine trails.

Labour's Charles Chauvel wondered if there was something in the water in Nelson that Dr Smith had drunk.

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