National peddle right wing conspiracy about UN, Green Party Leader attacked by angry man yelling about the UN…

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So, the National Party peddled right wing conspiracy nonsense about NZ signing up to the UN accord on migration…

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters calls out National on UN’s Global Compact

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has criticised National for attacking a United Nations pact on migration, which he says the party initiated in 2016.

This week National leader Simon Bridges said if his party was in government, it would pull out of the UN’s Global Compact on Migration because of what he saw as its potential to restrict New Zealand’s ability to set its own migration and foreign policy.

He called on the Government to outline its position on the intergovernmental negotiated agreement, which is set to be signed in Morocco next week.

National’s Foreign Affairs Spokesman Todd McClay asked Peters if he was aware the agreement made no distinction between legal and illegal migration and called for restrictions on freedom of speech and the media.

Peters said he had studied the allegations, which had been made by some countries around the world and some people in a worldwide campaign, very carefully.

“Both those allegations are demonstrably false,” he told the House.

…and the Green Party co-leader is this week attacked by someone screaming about the UN…

James Shaw’s attacker shouted about United Nations during assault
The man who attacked Green Party co-leader James Shaw as he walked to Parliament was shouting his name and mentioned the United Nations.

…Political Leaders are responsible for the passions they inject into debate through their rhetoric. National knew the complaints they raised about the UN were spiteful and conspiracy laced, and they did it anyway.

Watching these same Political Leaders rush to decry the violence their rhetoric might have enflamed is charmless.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. 30 countries including Australia and 9 EU members did not sign this agreement . We have our own people living in 3rd world conditions due to bad government decisions of both parties over the past years. I wonder how many of these refugees would meet Winstons parties citizen test

    • Trevor:
      > We have our own people living in 3rd world conditions due to bad government decisions of both parties over the past years

      Agreed. So if bad government decisions are the problem (eg giving out corporate welfare instead of building public housing), why blame refugees, or immigrants of any kind?

      > we have to fix our own problems first…eg housing for all New Zealanders

      So … if we are short of housing, wouldn’t it help to have people move to Aotearoa with building skills? Actually though, I don’t believe we are short of housing. There are huge numbers of unused dwellings all around the country, some of them owned by Housing NZ and local government.

      Others are holiday homes owned by the global rich, used for only a few days a year. One part of dealing with this is bringing in a CGT, so these wealthy property owners at least have to pay tax on the money they get by owning our housing as a luxury status symbol.

  2. This week National leader Simon Bridges said if his party was in government, it would pull out of the UN’s Global Compact on Migration because of what he saw as its potential to restrict New Zealand’s ability to set its own migration and foreign policy.

    Of course they would pull out because how else would they get the slave labour they and the neo libs need to run the economy.

    Everywhere you look you see the desperation that a lot of Kiwis and indian workers who have come here trying to survive on starvation wages.

  3. The National party and its paid supporters are the biggest threat in NZ right now and will continue to be unless the playing field is changed.

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