Sunday, September 25, 2016


Stuart Nash, MP for Napier, is seen by some as one of the few 'good guys' in the Labour Party.   There is ongoing speculation that he is disillusioned with the little man's leadership and is being wooed by Winston First to jump ship.

Be that as it may Nash does his own credibility no good at all when, having given up on trying to land a blow on Judith Collins, he opens up on the Police's Eastern District Commander in the full and certain knowledge that she can't answer back.   The result ... a letter of complaint from National Police Headquarters to the Leader of the Labour Party who at least recognized that Nash was way out of line and told him to pull his head in and confine his battles to the debating chamber

Attacking someone who cannot fight back is cowardly.   To do that to a woman is cowardly2.   Never thought Nash was a coward but perhaps I'm going to have to rethink that opinion.


smttc said...

He is the king of stunts. He pulls them all the time in the Napier electorate. Like his "No Amalgamation" billboards.

It is a great pity Chris Tremain retired from Parliament. We really do not need smarmy politicians like Nash.

Redbaiter said...

I've got no problem with anyone criticising public servants. Whether they can talk back or not, there should be a lot more of it.

They're right there taking credit with press conferences etc when there's an occasion.

And frankly its long past time we started speaking out on the damage to our govt being done by low quality affirmative action promotions/ hirings.

I don't think Nash is a coward. He's just a wet little pussy whipped fag since he apologised to the fake brainwashed half educated Progressive Wellington "journo".

Anonymous said...

Veteran...I don't think you will get any brownie points from the Collins camp trying to engender sympathy by referring to her gender.
Gender is left at the door when you enter politics. I am thinking of the late great Mabel Howard who could give it and expected no quarter in return.

Lord Egbut

The Veteran said...

Egbut ... you misread the post. The Police District Commander is a her. Collins is more than capable of looking after herself, so much so that Nash gave up trying to attack her and went after an easier target in the knowledge that as a serving police officer she couldn't fight back.

I stand by my cowardly epithet.

Anonymous said...

Cutting edge stuff in NZ now....a woman police commander. Who would have thought it. I now see the error of my ways. While on the subject weren't they called Superintendents or Chief inspectors or something.

I have never liked the way the police are being militarised by title, behaviour and uniform. It just widens the gap between them and the public and where, in the UK, the police have been told to get out of there cars and walk the beat crime has dropped because the reporting of crime and suspects has risen.

63% of the vote!!

Lord Egbut

The Veteran said...

Egbut ... the NZ Police operate a very flat structure. There are only five commissioned ranks ... Inspector, Superintendent, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner and three non-commissioned ranks ... Constable, (Senior Constable is not a rank), Sergeant and Senior Sergeant.

They are not being militarised (your words) ... they always have been.

I agree, a visible police presence pays dividends and certainly should be mandatory in high crime areas.

Anonymous said...

Just generalising and not picking on any force. Chief constables in UK are now wanting to called commanders...several forces have started wearing the big side pocket combat trousers in black. Blue is turning into black and a few years ago the SA police force went back to the apartheid era and is now using military ranks. One of the OZ states is now using the upside down US chevrons to denote rank.

Chief Inspector and superintendent are not sexy enough. Everyone wants to be Rambo.

Lord Egbut