Written By: - Date published: 2:06 pm, January 23rd, 2008 - 247 comments
Categories: dpf, election funding, same old national - Tags: cameron slater, donations, dpf, election funding, Electoral Finance Act, free speech coalition, hollow men, john minto, MMP, same old national
Well it looks like Free Speech Coalition founder Cameron Slater has taken a break from stalking John Minto and photoshopping underage bloggers’ faces onto porn and decided to finally publish the Coalition’s updated donors list (and only a month after he said he would). Interestingly, a “P Shirtcliffe” is listed as having donated $5000. Now one can only assume this is the same Peter Shirtcliffe who ran a multi-million dollar fear campaign against MMP on behalf of the Business Roundtable.
So let’s see, a front group run by National Party activists David Farrar and Cameron Slater has extended its latest tasteless billboard campaign into Invercargill in support of a mayor who is running a campaign to “bring down the government” over the Electoral Finance Act – a campaign backed and funded by Hollow Men the Talley brothers, who are documented as offering Don Brash $1m in secret donations last election.
According to blogblog, other Hollow Men contributing to the Free Speech Coalition include Don Brash, Michael Friedlander, Doug Myers, Paul Baines and Roger Kerr, among others.
It’s starting to look like the whole campaign against the Electoral Finance Act is being run by the same bunch of clowns that tried to scare us into voting against MMP and secretly backed Don Brash last election. I wonder what it is they’re so worried about?
To top it all off, it now looks like Farrar’s close friend and National Party deputy leader Bill English is in on the act. I think this is the first time in my long life I’ve ever seen a Senior MP – or any MP for that matter use a press release to promote material containing statements like this:
“.just like the pervert Benson-Pope, the thug Mallard, the drink-driver Dyson, the racist Cunliffe, the thieving Cullen, the fraudulent Clark, the pisshead Barker, etc, etc…
..a filthy, stinking Labour liar.”
– National’s core vote, eh Bill?