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8:00 am, June 21st, 2014 - 110 comments
Categories: corruption, david cunliffe, election 2014, national, public services, same old national - Tags: coat-tailing, Donghua Liu, muck-raking, whaleoil
At the last election, the high non-vote spoke to one important truth – many voters saw no reason to turn out. The media had told them that National would win by a landslide and they either didn’t mind or thought that one vote wouldn’t make any difference.
This election is radically different. It is rapidly becoming clear that we are losing control of our country. The National Government is dirty and corrupt to its core, the public service are no longer neutral, the police toady to Government politicians, the media has sold out every single journalistic virtue and there are no other brakes which can be applied.
The National Government has long promoted the idea that you can buy anything in NZ if you have enough money. Their dealings over SkyCity, Warner Bros, Donghua Liu and Oravida have shown that there is literally nothing they will not sell. When the Labour Party’s attacks on their dirty deals got too much for them to bear, they struck back with the lowest smear campaign NZ politics has seen in some time. The Prime Minister is completely unashamed of the obvious direct line from his office to Whaleoil to the NZ Herald. Far from avoiding accusations of being involved in muck-raking, he is now happy to publicly wallow in it and rejoice in his success.
The public service deciding to appoint the Prime Minister’s candidate to the head of the GCSB and their blatantly political decision to release letters that Labour MPs wrote about Donghua Liu but keep those written by National MPs private, and to give David Cunliffe only half an hour’s notice of the release, shows how just deep the corruption runs.
The police have been willing helpers of the National Government from the moment John Key decided to throw a fit about Bradley Ambrose’s recording of the 2011 Epsom ‘cup of tea’. They have covered his arse, and John Bank’s arse and kowtowed to Maurice Williamson when he interfered in one of their investigations.
The media have been the tools of the Government, excusing and protecting John Key, John Banks and Judith Collins over their respective ‘brain fades’, fraud and corruption. By contrast they have gone absolutely nuclear on David Cunliffe for not remembering a form letter he signed over a decade ago and reported rumours and innuendo about donations as if they were fact. They have hounded Labour with a triple whammy of dodgy polls, Government-manufactured ‘scandal’ and hysterical opinion pieces. Their position is obvious – they do not mind being used by the National Government to destroy their political opponents and they believe they need not bother with Labour because they have ensured that they will not win the forthcoming election.
There is only one way to stop the rot and stuff up National’s stranglehold on our democracy.. Vote on September 20, and vote against this Government.