Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Road Kill - Labour

Labour just got hit by The Last Cab Off The Rank.

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It seems that while they were screaming about the 'politicised' Privileges Committee, Labour were going around behind the back shed trying to get themselves some political privilege in the only way they know. Bullying and stand over tactics.

Thanks God Dr Peter Sharples and Owen Glenn are honest men.

Here's Dr Sharples' press release via Kiwiblog.

Maori Party Disgusted at the Winston Peters’ Attack
Dr Pita R Sharples, Co-leader 24 September 2008

Dr Sharples, Co-leader of the Maori Party today poo-poohed the personalised attack on the Maori Party by NZ First Leader, Winston Peters.

“I emphatically reject Mr Peters’ criticism of us “riding the waves of sentiment” by publicly supporting him, and then “selling him out,” said Dr Sharples.

“Our stand has never been about Winston Peters – it’s about accountability and integrity, and these principles are important for every MP, not matter who they are.

“All of us in the Maori Party have deliberately refrained from criticising Mr Peters in the public arena - in fact we have gone to considerable lengths to point out to his detractors his considerable achievements within his current ministerial portfolio, and over the years. In addition, both my Co-leader Tariana Turia and I have offered our personal best wishes to Winston to see him through this enquiry,” he said.

“More importantly, the Maori Party refrained from jumping to any conclusions about his behaviour until we had seen and heard all the evidence presented to the Privileges Committee.”

Dr Sharples said the party’s representative on the Privileges Committee, Te Ururoa Flavell, presented a very clear analysis of his findings on the matter to the House yesterday at 4.00pm. “The Maori Party concurred with his analysis and, therefore, despite any personal feelings of support for Winston, our caucus was well prepared to make the hard call on his behaviour on the basis of the evidence provided,” he said.

“An attack on our credibility over this issue by Winston is totally out of order, and without any substance at all,” said Dr Sharples. “The Maori Party values its political integrity and has spent three years in the house - walking our talk.

Dr Sharples said he was not only taken aback by the personal attack from Winston Peters, but was disappointed at the personal lobbying by a NZ First staffer and a government Minister over the past weekend to influence the Maori Party’s decision prior to the vote.

“I personally had two separate phone calls from a senior Minister urging me to vote in favour of Winston, and suggesting that there would be unpleasant repercussions from Maori people if I didn’t. Both Tariana Turia and myself were disgusted with this kind of activity, aimed at perverting the course of justice and fair play.

“But one thing Winston Peters said is right, and that is - the people will decide on November 8. His populist antics versus our integrity,” said Dr Sharples.

15 comments:

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

I hope Dr Sharples also has written to Madam Speaker, naming names, dates and times.

Anonymous said...

I would have thought SOs compell Pita to complain to the Speaker and he should also complain to the Police

gd

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

The story was number two on RLW news at 1400. Followed on from the $139mil Fonterra write down of San Lu. Now worth only 69mil.

ISeeRed said...

I really hope so Labour is road kill. An ACT supporter, I hope that for the sake of our democracy, Labour is decimated, devastated, destroyed in the election. They need a serious wake-up call to do some soul-searching, purge the corruption and rebuild their brand and base.

Sus said...

Lead story on TRN at 3pm. Suggested the caller was Horomia.

Anonymous said...

They need a serious wake-up call to do some soul-searching, purge the corruption and rebuild their brand and base.

??? from a supposed ACT supporter???

Labour are illegitimate in a democracy, along with the Union mates. They should be disestablished, their assets returned to taxpayers, their leaders jailed, their followers banned from further participation in political processes (as voters or candidates) or civil service employment.

finally a corruption commission should be established, and the electoral commission empowered to ensure that no unions or corrupt "labour" style parties can ever again rise in New Zealand.

Inventory2 said...

Hormia has admitted ringing Sharples, but denies any threats

ISeeRed said...

Yeah, "anonymous", ban the Labour Party. Why don't you just scrap democracy while you're at it? Business interests are just as capable of influencing and corrupting political parties as organised labour. Just look at the US and all the corporate lobbying of both parties that goes on there. And lest we forget, it was a courageous LABOUR party that stopped the slide into national bankruptcy in 1984 through its economic reform programme.

WAKE UP said...

Single-issue parties like the Maori party cannot be trusted with anything beyond their own narrow self-interest. As much as Labour MUST GO, don't be naive about other politicians.

Anonymous said...

ISeeRed writes more socialist lies paid for my OUR TAX DOLLARS:

Yeah, "anonymous", ban the Labour Party. Why don't you just scrap democracy while you're at it?

I don't want to scrap democracy: I want to preserve it - or rather, return NZ to democracy.


Business interests are just as capable of influencing and corrupting political parties as organised labour.


NZ's history shows this is simply not true.
Rather, the biggest corruption is the Labour lefty corruption of allowing unions, pushing up benefits and state salaries (like yours no doubt). Unions and left parties must be banned: no-one who has ever been in a state sector job or no a benefit (including WFF) should be allowed to vote.

. And lest we forget, it was a courageous LABOUR party that stopped the slide into national bankruptcy in 1984 through its economic reform programme.


Labour just slapped a bandaid and got rid of Mulddon. The real changes - as ever in NZ - were made by National under Ruth Richardson - and it took only one courageous budget to do it

Anonymous said...

"ISeeRed writes more socialist lies paid for my OUR TAX DOLLARS:"

I'm not on Labour's payroll. I don't even live in NZ anymore! I voted ACT in 1999, 2002 and 2005. Politically, you and I are friends more than foes, so stop making shit up. IMO, Labour started the job then dithered, National continued the job then dithered. They both deserve a medal, but only a bronze, not a gold.

ISeeRed said...

Oops, forgot my handle in the post above. At least I only forgot once, right "anonymous"?

Cedric said...
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Cedric said...

Hey Hey what about
Crosby-Textor
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Clunking Fist said...

Wow cedric: are you saying it were Crosby Textor that put pressure on the Maori Party??

Or are you saying it is C-T that is advising Hulun to destroy the country in order to stay in power??

WTF