Under privilege in Parliament, Mallard said the former staffer was someone “who the police investigation found sexually assaulted someone”.
But Police told Newshub no charges were filed.
In a statement police said: “The matter was referred to Police and fully investigated. Following a review of the evidence no formal charges were filed.”
The Right have been floundering around trying to ignite the reactionary rage that columnist Jehan Casinader described this week as ‘stale, pale and male’ woke virtue signalling.
To date this attempt has revolved around trying to pretend He Puapua is some kind of secret plan for Māori seperatism.
Calling He Puapua ‘a secret agenda’ is disingenuous to the words ‘agenda’, ‘secret’ and ‘a’.
He Puapua is a wish list of hopes and aspirations, it is not a secret blueprint for the takeover of a country by radical Māori, to attempt to frame it as such is bordering on QAnon conspiracy fantasy.
Most Pakeha will see in the Māori Health Authority a solution to poor social statistics – they won’t envisage Tame Iti and Hone Harawira in balaclava’s shooting AK47s in the air.
Mallard is different, this is a culture war backlash of immense potential for the Right.
Mallard has taken a religious belief position by stating he believes the women, regardless of no jury trial or evidence of guilt beyond a persons word against anothers.
In the world of the Woke, all men are rapists, due process is a cis white male privilege, To Kill A Mockingbird has been cancelled and the evidential threshold is that of the Salam Witch Trials.
If a woman says it, she must not only be immediately believed, ANYONE challenging that statement must also be immediately smeared as a concubine of Beelzebub.
Which is exactly what Mallard did to Bishop in the House last night.
That Mallard would accuse a man of rape simply because he chose to always believe the woman is a standard of justice that would make most reactionary males recoil in furious whiplash.
Mallard’s woke justice is the reactionary rage the right have been looking for, not Māori bashing dog whistles.
The burning down of due process and promotion of a woke justice is the existential fear of the reactionary stale, pale male.
Chippy is already trying to walk this back now…
Hipkins told reporters on Wednesday he plans to speak with Mallard.
“I sat through the debate last night. I don’t think it reflected well on Parliament as a whole. I don’t think it reflected well on pretty much anybody that was taking part in that debate,” he said.
“I don’t think the debating chamber of Parliament is the place to deal with these types of issues. I don’t think that was a victim-centric approach. I don’t think it was fair on the person who the allegations were against either.”
Hipkins said Parliament needs to “step back” from the issue.
“I think continuing down this road isn’t the appropriate course of action for anybody at Parliament.”
…Labour know that outside only the most woke echo chambers, this fiasco could explode in their faces.
Why bother with a trial if the person making the allegation is always right?
An allegation should be taken seriously, not believed!
Mallard has sided with woke middle class fourth wave feminism where it is far better 10 innocent men go down than 1 guilty one walks free, because you know, ‘patriarchy’.
If the right can calibrate their attack, this is going to get very messy very quickly.
When the Woke Twittratti are singing Mallard’s praises, you know you are horribly out of step with middle NZ.
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