Maggie Barry quits, Shane Jones doubles down & what an arsehole is Christopher Luxon?

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National Party MP Maggie Barry is stepping down at the next election.

I’ve had personal run ins with her in the past, most notably at a 2014 Public Broadcasting election meeting where she and I ended up yelling at each other over National’s role in Dirty Politics.

Maggie was always donkey deep in any back room scheming and plotting and I think in the end she just burnt too many bridges internally with her colleagues to stick around. She had complaints about bullying which were difficult to ascertain because I think her personality was just always aggressive as opposed to openly malicious. She could be petty, but she was one hell of a battler and I think I kind of admired that in her. She was a poor woman’s Judith Collins and leaves with few achievements for her time in Politics. She is a cautionary tale that if all you come to Parliament with is piss & vinegar, you can’t get that far.

Shane Jones on the other hand is once again staying on brand and showing how a master plays the game. He’s not dog whistling divisiveness with this attack on Indian anger at Immigration crack downs, he’s Hound Fluting.

The more the migrant Indian community scream he’s racist and threaten  ‘something big‘ if he isn’t sacked immediately for making reference to going ‘back to your village’, the more powerful and effective Jones becomes.

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By over egging Jones comments and decrying him as a racist, the more the majority will side with Jones. Asking Immigration NZ to insist Indian couples have been living together before they can successfully move to NZ won’t be seen as the great sin the activists have painted it out as, so doubling down and calling him racist and demanding his resignation will sound groundless.

The majority of NZers will see Jones comments as cheeky and naughty, not racist and the attention and news oxygen will probably have NZ First over 5%. The Migrant Activists have really misplayed this entire fiasco.

Finally, we come to the new corporate anointed replacement for John Key, Christopher Luxon. In less than  day we’ve seen how far right the new National MP for Botany really is. Asked if solo mothers should be docked for not vaccinating their kids, he emphatically told Radio NZ, YES!

If that wasn’t bad enough he then doubled down and said anyone receiving working for family payments and who doesn’t vaccinate their kids SHOULD ALSO have their payments withheld.

It’s amazing how Luxon can go from a petty tyrant who used Air NZs monopoly position to price gauge and skimp on service to wide eyed right wing eugenics sadist in the space of 24 hours.

For the record, once again for our vicious National Party friends, the research clearly shows poverty & work/time pressures were far bigger factors in failing to immunise than any other thing. So financially punishing will make those rates worse!

What a day in politics.

31 COMMENTS

  1. Surely the education sector is the biggest failure of all. To many Zealanders have undeveloped talents. The financial sector and business and the government should be giving students the tools to developed their own passions and meet them with societies needs and wants. What ever The National Party means with its social engineering could only widen the inequalities.

  2. “For the record, once again for our vicious National Party friends, the research clearly shows poverty & work/time pressures were far bigger factors in failing to immunise than any other thing. So financially punishing will make those rates worse!”

    If poverty&work/time pressures are the crucial factors here, then nurses should be sent into schools and pre-schools to vaccinate children whose parents agree.

    This is how polio vaccines were routinely administered when I was a child, and we also had a regular health check at school from nurses, stripped to our singlets and knickers.

    If the Health Dept leadership is as totally inept as it appears to be, then this is where the Minister should be telling them to look at options which worked well in the past. It could even be done at churches.

    If bully boy Luxon is prepared to financially deprive families, then he should stop masquerading as a Christian – Jesus’s teaching on little children was crystal clear – but even without that, it is monstrous behaviour to penalise the poor – and lazy thinking – if he even knows how to think, which I very much doubt.

    The whole current National mantra of punishing the poor for being poor is mentally and morally sick.

    The Minister of Health really needs to step in here, as the Health Dept appears as clueless as Luxon.

  3. Maggie did one thing right = voted against “assisted death”.
    Shane Jones has done much for our provinces, so he is o/k.
    Christopher Luxton is yet another ‘slime ball’ like Key and Joyce were all three speak with forked tongue, so he will trip up ‘sure as hell’.

    • Maggie was just a bully plain and simple. She also changed the language on the euthanasia bill, so lost at the first ballot. Maggie achieved nothing, very much like her leader, she barked at parked cars and said yes to anything her previous leader Key said.

    • Yes. Shane Jones immigrant attitude would be right up your alley. Is cleangreen the result of green washing? Just wondering…

    • He (lux on ) has already tripped up Cleangreen by declaring his truth nasty self and he will do it again he cant help himself so judgemental is he he calls himself a Christian who are amongst the most judgemental people on the planet.

  4. It is apt that Luxon is an arsehole after all it is designed to emit shit.

    I don’t think anyone is ready for the second installment of the mythical ” brighter future ” unless you are financially independent but want more and more at the expense of the sleepy hobbitts.

    He will sooner or later be the leader of the opposition and then PM and the he will be as Key was the next Jesus Christ with the predictable media endorsement.

    And the hobbits will vote for him guaranteed.

  5. I said bully Barry wouldn’t be there next election. I like fighters, like you, but she punched down apparently. Not least m’self. That’s how journalism works.

    No regard from a gardener for a gardener. always felt she was false. Sure she can argue her case with St Peter.

    • Ding dong, the witch is dead, the wicked witch is dead…

      Now, if only Paula ‘Bride of Frankenstein’ Bennett would take the hint.

  6. Kkkkkkk, click. This is your captain speaking, welcome aboard Political Airways 2020. A special hello to Christopher Luxon, aka Christ, on the flight today. Chris we ask that you refrain at all times on this flight from smoking New Zealand’s less fortunate with dog-whistle redneckery. To your right you will find a motley collection of political exits, publicly-funded frequent flyers and the toilets. Don’t worry about the left side of the plane, you probably won’t venture over there. We trust that you enjoy your flight and political journey with little turbulence and flatulence. Thank you for choosing Air Quango and FFS use sunscreen on that chromedome homey. Click, kkkkkkk.

    • Just about right on the mark. Jacinda must immediately remove him from her Business Advisory Council, because he was CE of Air NZ, not a political adversary.

    • Amazingly Luxon has more than a passing resemblance to Piggy Muldoon if you refresh your happy memories of the great man in his earlier less grumpy looking days. Maybe he might be called Piggy also

    • retired working man – Gosh you’ve got a nerve saying that Luxon looks like Humpty Dumpty – I thought exactly the same. Then I felt mean for judging a man on his looks.

      I’m sure that men have never judged women on their looks.

      (Why do balding men shave the rest of their hair off ? I’d quite like to know. Does it mean something ?)

      When I saw that good Christian Chris was another commerce graduate from Canterbury University I thought,’ Oh no, we’ve already had one of them, and he really dirtied the place up.’

      Then I read that Luxon has sold everything from soap to icecream, and I thought, ‘Well at least if he dirties politics he can clean them up again, but then I thought, ‘Do we really want the country run by a salesman?’ and, ‘Is there anything much left to sell ? ‘

      Then I read that Luxon lowered the starting wages for cabin crew, and I thought,” Yep, that’s one way a company can make money, pay the workers as little poss – they’re only workers, they don’t matter, and the Nat party makes it clear that keeping people poor is good, and the boy has to toe the party line.’

      But when I read that Christian Luxon had outsourced Call Centre Operators, I was very very seriously peeved, and I thought, ‘You bastard.’

      Wherever possible I use companies who have NZ call centres, and employ our people. It’s one reason I switched from Spark to Slingshot, because the latter have an NZ call centre, providing jobs for Kiwis.

      Who wants an MP who pro-actively discriminates against NZ workers ? National, unfortunately.

      • Re: the balding thing…

        I think the general consensus of opinion is that you either have a lawn, or you have linoleum. A bonce covered in thread-bare carpet tiles is generally regarded as looking a bit naff. Not as naff as a toupee or that hilarious spray-on hair stuff, but still naff.

        • Wensleydale Thank you. Bro had sad wisps sort of arranged on top, but there’s some politicians who’d be better just minus their heads altogether.
          Spray-on hair ? Spray-on ? Oh boy.

  7. I agree Martyn.
    As much as I think Jones is a total cock, this was just Jones using his typical wanky language to say what a lot people think.
    That said as someone who sponsored his wife’s residency, it is quite tough in some cases to live together before getting married.
    My wife and I met here before she returned to her home country after study.
    I went there to get married and hence we never actually lived together prior to the sponsorship.
    So as with most things, it’s not all cut and dry.
    Where I am happy is with the restriction on the insane policy that enables immigrants to bring theverything extended family here despite it negatively affecting us personally.

  8. “Eugenics sadist”? Over-egging the pudding a little maybe? But indeed, the last thing we need is another CEO PM of AotearoaCorp, with so many bitter memories of the Key government. Let’s hope Humpty Dumpty has a great fall before election time.

  9. lux – ons interview with Susie Fergusson from RNZ showed he has a lot to learn ( and she was soft on him) and is no where near PM material. He might be an astute businessman but politics is a different ball game so far he has shown NZers he is judgemental, he is old fashioned, he is mean an punitive and not very christian like and he is living in the dark ages. Now do we really want someone like him to be our PM, nah! he cares more about infrastructure than people again not very christian like either.

  10. People are tired of dowry scams and anything supporting a model to effectively ‘sell off’ women and have them considered less, is not acceptable in modern NZ.

    If it is a real marriage dowry or not, then they can get married BEFORE they come to NZ but then the NZ visa which is valuable can not be used in the negotiations!

    Had it happen to people I know aka Indian family sent their Indian daughter to NZ as a student to redo an teaching degree which they already had, then an arranged marriage to get the new husband over, who met few criteria apart from the marriage and then they could also start bringing their relatives over and having kids here, which sort of invalidated the person’s ‘essential’ skill in NZ that she was accepted into NZ on, as she became a stay at home mum.

    Then there is even worse and the migrant women and charities are trying to stop it, while the stupid wokies turn a blind eye and help the practise to continue by not acknowledging it exists!

    Immigration marriage and dowry scams on the rise, says charity
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12123831

    Migrants on NZ visas or gaining permanent residency to lure women into relationships with fatal results

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/72529233/mandeep-singh-sentenced-to-life-in-prison-for-central-auckland-murder
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/110581372/obsessive-exboyfriend-rohit-singh-sentenced-to-life-in-prison-for-murder-of-arishma-chand?rm=a

    Wokies need to get out more, other cultures have different views on women and protecting and introducing more sexist practises into NZ by lazy, woke laws like dowry, or more violent and opportunistic men gaining residency here, is not acceptable to many NZ women and men! We already have a local problem, we need to solve that before having more and more resources diverted into jailing and rehabilitating the world’s violent sexist, men we encourage here.

    Just look at the amount of ‘compassionate leave’ shown to sex offenders against their victims! Not only does NZ law allow anybody to come her and offend, once they are caught we give them citizenship as a reward!

    Child abuser wins right to stay in New Zealand for humanitarian reasons
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/84891031/child-abuser-wins-right-to-stay-in-new-zealand-for-humanitarian-reasons

    Child abuse dad avoids deportation on humanitarian grounds to stay with family
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76059417/

    Iain Lees-Galloway chose ‘lazy’ option granting residency to drink-driver – Simon Bridges
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/10/iain-lees-galloway-chose-lazy-option-granting-residency-to-drink-driver-simon-bridges.html

    New resident convicted of sex offending twice, won’t be deported
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11837608

    Judge’s difficult sentencing of a former refugee who won’t stop offending
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/111480343/judges-difficult-sentencing-of-a-refugee-who-wont-stop-offending

    Rapist wins case to be allowed to stay in NZ
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/327784/rapist-wins-case-to-be-allowed-to-stay-in-nz

  11. He (lux on ) has already tripped up Cleangreen by declaring his truth nasty self and he will do it again he cant help himself so judgemental is he he calls himself a Christian who are amongst the most judgemental people on the planet.

  12. Mr Luxon reminds of short lived ACT leader Jamie (Uncle Cousin) Whyte, in that Whyte like Luxon, was ok with verbalising warped libertarianism at the expense of common political expediency or self censoring.

    Simon Bridges has got more than expected blowback with his latest “punish the poor for being poor” attempt so it will be interesting to see if the Nat minders try and get Luxon to change his approach. WFF beneficiaries will likely not enjoy being grouped in with WINZ/MSD beneficiaries.

    Bye Maggie, enjoy your anger management sessions…and as for “Masturbation Jones” as one person I know calls him–what an absolute buffoon–I don’t care if all sorts of NZers think the same, political leaders should lead, not pander to the ‘dark kiwis’.

  13. If those who think many on the left are all sweetness and light and aren’t shy in making vile comments about individuals, vomiting pure hate speak, make shit up based on fuck all or just be total dickheads, then reading the comments here will certainly change their mind.

    My food for thought comment would be – Many in this thread are EXACTLY what they often try to claim they despise and are doing their cause more harm than good.

  14. I was unable to get my Chinese wife to NZ for two years after we had married because Immigration NZ said we hadn’t lived together long enough. It was implied that our marriage was simply a way for her to gain NZ residency. That was in 2006 and maybe the law has changed since then, I don’t know.
    But if it hasn’t then I have to ask why the Indian community deserve special favour in this regard? It seems to me that involves Immigration NZ in effect sanctioning arranged marriages, and are arranged marriages something we should be sanctioning in the first place?

  15. The other reason Maggie’s leaving is that next year will be her 9th year in parliament. That coincidentally happens to be the number of years an MP needs to qualify for a full taxpayer-subsidised parliamentary pension.

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