We’ve been receiving reports of some appalling statements by National MPs on the campaign trail. They mesh with the arrogance and heartlessness that shines through in the secret agenda tapes.
A writer reports on David Bennet’s performance at a forum on mental health policy in Hamilton:
Mr Bennett came absolutely unprepared. he had no knowledge of the subject area, had obviously not even taken the trouble to contact the national party research unit nor the national party health spokespersons to get any insight into the area…he talked about the current economic downturn and international crisis, and used this to say that social services would not be so well funded in the future because of this. Unfortunately, I don’t have a recording, but if that is the policy, it’s appalling. When times are tough, they’re going to take it out on the vulnerable by cutting or capping funding? it sure didn’t go down too well at the meeting.
An outraged resident of Mapua wrote to us about Chris Auchinvole’s racist comments at a candidate’s meeting there:
When questioned on his view on GE he said he woudn’t want it in NZ but in tropical climates where workers won’t work hard it could be very useful.
These comments from Nats are really disturbing. If you hear a Nat revealing their secret agenda, let us know. It really is worth getting stuff on tape if you can, too. It is the only way the media will pick it up.