Alfred Ngaro is an arsehole who needs to be wiped
The National Party scum have reacted to the attention on their housing failures by threatening Urban Maori, Salvation Army and John Campbell…
The associate housing minister Alfred Ngaro led the charge in a presentation laced with political menace against those who question National’s performance on housing.
He even suggested Labour list candidate Willie Jackson could expect to lose Government support for his Manukau Urban Māori Authority interest in a second charter school, and its Whānau Ora contract should he “bag us” on the campaign trail.
“We are not happy about people taking with one hand and throwing with the other,” Ngaro said.
“Do not play politics with us. If you get up on the campaign trail and start bagging us, then all the things you are doing are off the table. They will not happen.”
The MP’s extraordinary blurring of party politics and government policy implementation came after he claimed to have told Jackson of the risks directly. “I even went to see Willie Jackson at Waatea Marae.
“He has put another application for another Kura that is a Charter School. Their MUMA has taken a contract with Whānau Ora.”
But Jackson told Newsroom from the Labour Party Congress in Wellington the claim was hard to understand.. He had not met Ngaro but sent his deputy, who had reported back “something along those lines, but not as direct as what you are saying.”
“I don’t know what he is on about there. I talk to any party, National or Labour. I would not be doing my job as a community official if I didn’t”
Jackson said he would “bash National whether I was in Labour or not. I have told them all for years I have never voted National. Just because I talk to them does not mean I am going to agree with their policy.”
Ngaro didn’t limit his attacks to Jackson, however.
He also attempted to paint the Salvation Army as divided over its criticisms of government housing policy.
He had been told by the Prime Minister Bill English “at a priority session” that English had met the Army’s policy leader Alan Johnson at an airport. Johnson had reportedly told the PM he was part of a media campaign against the government’s homelessness measures.
Ngaro said: “The Prime Minister said ‘I need you to get close to him. I need you to love him.” The associate minister had joked back: ‘I think that’s a bridge too far.’
But Ngaro met Johnson (“not alone”) on Friday.
He told the conference there were issues within the Salvation Army. “With the Sallies, you have the Church, the social programmes and the policy part. The policy part is running riot and sayings all sorts of things and there’s some tension in the Church because they are not sure about that.”
Ngaro also targeted media coverage of housing. “We have to push back against some of the media,” he said, detailing an exchange he says he had with RNZ’s Checkpoint presenter John Campbell, challenging him over questioning, or the lack of it, over a person housed in a motel.
…these National Party scum, these corrupt slum landlords, these arseholes who have grown the property bubble to bribe the middles classes are threatening Urban Maori, the Salvation Army and John Campbell for daring to point out the utter failure of National’s Housing policy?
How many ways can we count the failure? The thousands in motels costing us millions? The families who live in cars and are too afraid to go to Housing NZ for help? The 40 000+ who are homeless? The fact many are now considering living in Trailer Parks? That entire generations are locked out of home ownership? That tens of thousands of children live in cold houses that make them sicker?
And the National Party response is to threaten those who are criticising the Governments utter inaction over a bloody decade?
That is completely out of line.
What level of arrogance must these fuckwits exist in to dare threaten the critics of their free market madness? Allowing these pricks to threaten Government critics in the manner they have demands an immediate push back.