Labour Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Maryan Street said New Zealand should do what other governments were doing and charter or provide an aircraft.
“It is not good enough for the government simply to sit back and say we will give the British or the Americans a call if necessary, to see if they can bump our people up their list,” she said.
“The embassy has told people to leave but are not being given the resources to help them do exactly that,” she said.
Yes that is a Labour MP calling for the Government to forcibly appropriate NZ001 and divert it to Cairo. I’m not sure what power she thinks the Government can do this under – maybe the Canterbury Earthquake legislation!