Looks like we have a New Zealand branch of One Nation being set up complete with the same sort of innate racism and reckless disregard of reality that its Australian cousin also has.
One of the leading lights is Kym Koloni who was last year a New Zealand First candidate. She achieved some notoriety when she said last year that New Zealand First would remove the treaty clause from legislation. Winston Peters replied by saying this is why she was number 38 on their list.
A New Zealand First candidate has announced a radical bid to scrap the Treaty of Waitangi from New Zealand law.
But the party’s leader Winston Peters has laughed off the comments and told media “that’s why she’s ranked 38 (on the list)”.
Kym Koloni announced her plan at a fiery ‘meet the candidates’ event for the Northcote electorate on Auckland’s North Shore on Monday night.
She envisions ditching the Waitangi Tribunal, removing all references to the Treaty of Waitangi from legislation, as well as removing iwi clauses in the Resource Management Act.
Koloni said, “We want Kiwi, not iwi,” as she underlined her party’s desire for universal law for as opposed to racist separatism.
Her address prompted cries of “shame” at the well-attended event.
“Racism flourishes in our country. Our New Zealanders now can be treated differently based on our race,” she said.
“No living people, black or white, are responsible for what other black and white people did many generations ago.”
She has popped up again, this time as an independent candidate in the Northcote by election. She appears to be the leading light of One Nation New Zealand.
It looks like the local version has all of the idiot beliefs of Pauline Hanson’s unit with a splash of Donald Trump’s insanity to add colour. They believe white people are the oppressed ones.
The group has a facebook page which relies heavily on the writings of Amy Brooke, a self proclaimed writer and commentator I have not heard of before. Her site contains articles about how corrupt the Clintons were, how white voices are being suppressed and has a helpful link to Investigate Magazine in case you have any need to understand how she rolls.
Kym also has a blog but alas currently it is a shell and tells us nothing further about her.
If you want to get that feeling of disappearing down the rabbit hole by all means have a read of the facebook page or Amy Brook’s blog.
And for its latest political activity One Nation has chosen to protest outside the English High Commission against the imprisonment of Tommy Robinson, a far right thug who has been jailed for breach of the peace. He was previously implicated in the attempted undermining of a case brought against a white supremacist who was found guilty of engaging in a terrorist attack on users of a North London Mosque.
The local group is that outraged at poor Tommy’s treatment they took part in a local protest that occurred outside the British High Commission.
I suspect this is not the sort of coalition partner it was looking for …