You would think a sister like Jacinda and a brother like Kelvin would look out for another sister like Metiria.
Kelvin Davis’ monosyllabic cop routine where he snarled about beds and lying in them on The AM Show over Metiria’s courageous act of rebellion was a sadly missed opportunity.
Kelvin is so straight and vanilla, if he were the Kama Sutra he’d be 3 pages long; Missionary, doggy and missionary again. He is so bland he manages to make cornflakes and trim milk look a 7 course degustation. He seems to have no comprehension at all of his own Party’s legacy when it comes to MPs who break the law or the extreme double standards at play here.
the first Labour Cabinet contained a whole swag of radical activists whose youthful union activities in the Red Feds regularly involved breaches of the law. Labour’s second prime minister, Peter Fraser, had been jailed for sedition during the First World War.
…that’s right, half the front bench of the first Labour Party were all political activists with criminal records.
Are Kelvin and Jacinda really slapping Peter fucking Fraser, our second Labour Prime Minister in the face by saying he shouldn’t have become Prime Minister for his criminal conviction of sedition?
Jacinda and Kelvin both get sedition during the First World War was a slightly larger crime than welfare fraud committed 25 years ago right?
What of the deplorable double standards here? Metiria’s ‘supposed’ crime (and I say ‘supposed’ because the Electoral Commission over the last 24 hours has frantically been trying to tell youth voters who fall into this category a lot that this isn’t criminal behaviour)…
…is of enrolling in a different house. Well, hold on, both Bill English and John Key did the EXACT SAME THING AS METIRIA DID!!!!
National Party rising star John Key won’t be able to vote in the Helensville electorate he represents in the election this year.
The shadow finance minister will appear in the 2005 rolls in Epsom, where he shares an $8 million Parnell home with his wife and two school-age children.
The former banker, who owns six New Zealand homes, said he made the change to clear up potential misunderstanding. Mr Key and his wife, Bronagh, are listed in electoral rolls for 2002, 2003, and 2004 as “residing” at a Waimauku address in the Helensville electorate, but have never lived there.
So let’s get this straight, Metiria has to stand down from being a Minister because she broke the law (like most of Labour’s first front bench did) and for doing something that isn’t illegal as far as the Electoral Commission is concerned and for doing something that both John Key and Bill English did?
This highlights the deplorable double standards of NZ political media, and it sickens me that Metiria has had to twist in the wind for the courage of speaking up for those vulnerable NZers who are abused, damaged, harassed, frightened, hurt and broken by WINZ, Ministry for making Vulnerable Children, Corrections, Probations, Housing NZ and MSD staff every day.
I get that Labour have moved to cauterise a wound that was angering those that vote, but what about the tens of thousands who don’t vote that Metiria gave hope to? Beneficiaries who should be voting Labour but who were never welcomed home by Helen Clark after the mother of all budget welfare reforms weren’t repealed.
Some would suggest it shows the strength and leadership of Jacinda, others will mutter this is the exact same Labour Party who have always with expediency thrown the weakest under the bus so they can cling to power.
Maori saw it when Helen Clark rammed through the largest confiscation of Maori land with the Foreshore and Seabed land steal, are beneficiaries seeing it with Jacinda?
Is Jacinda Mother of Dragons or Lover of Bandwagons?