Look, it was bad enough that National allowed their alleged Chinese spy to organise Simon Bridges to meet the head of the Chinese secret police and then praise China afterwards, but to arrange for Simon Bridges to meet a Philippines politician who is an active Nazi sympathiser and promoter of extrajudicial killings without criticising the politician or publicly speak out against it is just outrageous…
…it’s a privilege to meet this guy…
…who says these things?
…this shows a jaw dropping lack of standards by the Leader of the Opposition!
Simon said he would hold the Philippines to account for their appalling human rights record, did it happen? Well, the official publication on the Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs website said that they only discussed issues on people-to-people relations, trade, investment, agriculture, science, and defence.
So much for standing up for New Zealand’s values Simon!
Imagine if a Labour leader met a foreign politician who was a Nazi sympathiser and who supported extrajudicial state killings and that Labour leader didn’t denounce the politician. Every media outlet in NZ would demand the immediate resignation of that Labour Leader, and never let up.
Will the NZ media start holding Simon to that level of accountability?
You know they won’t.
The double standards applied to Labour vs National in this country are just astounding.