I bet this is a headline that you never expected to see on the Standard but when someone does something deserving of praise they should receive it, even if they are Judith Collins.
The context is David Seymour being a dick about Golriz Gharaman and tweeting this:
To Seymour and ACT’s social media can I remind them about slain UK Labour MP Jo Cox was shot and killed by a far right wing nut job. Rhetoric matters and violent rhetoric can have terrible effects on some people.
And Golriz is not a threat to freedom of speech. It takes a particularly twisted view of reality to arrive at this extraordinary conclusion.
What makes this particularly inappropriate was that this week we learned that Golriz had been the subject of conversations among right wingers who joked about her receiving physical harm.
For David Seymour to make these comments two days after the threats had been publicly disclosed shows how particularly distasteful his comments were.
And Judith agreed.
Poor old democracy mum did not know what to do.
And it was odd but refresing to see Golriz and Judith agree.
Judith Collins, take a bow. David Seymour you should be ashamed.