Uncowed

Written By: - Date published: 12:57 pm, August 6th, 2009 - 9 comments
Categories: democracy under attack, democratic participation, education, national - Tags: ,

Shh. Hear that sound? It’s National’s mud throwing machine gearing up again.

Inevitably, they’ve released Labour’s ministers’ spending. No evidence of any rort but the big numbers work into the media narrative. It’s all about taking the focus off ministers ripping us off by taking allowances they shouldn’t and making it ‘gosh, everyone spends lots huh?’.

Labour can take care of itself. But private citizens who have to watch out.

Robyn Hambleton, who led the protest against National’s cuts to adult community education. Julie Baker, whose daughter Britteny has become the face of those who are suffering from National’s cuts to special needs education assistance. Will they be the next targets of National’s smears?

Don’t put it past this lot. If Tolley feels too embarrassed by the public seeing the human effects of their actions, she’ll go after them. To bully them and others into silence. Just like Bennett did with Key’s blessing.

Anyone who dares stand up to them risks having their personal affairs splashed in the media by Key and his mates. Unfortunately for National, they’ve grossly underestimated the courage and determination of ordinary Kiwis to stand up to bullies.

9 comments on “Uncowed”

  1. Tim Ellis 1

    Robyn Hambleton, who led the protest against National’s cuts to adult community education. Julie Baker, whose daughter Britteny has become the face of those who are suffering from National’s cuts to special needs education assistance. Will they be the next targets of National’s smears?

    I don’t know if they will be targeted by National zetetic. Is Labour currently misrepresenting the facts of their situation to the media and exploiting their difficult situations in front of the press just for cheap political shots, only to abandon them when the full facts come out?

    On past history, you would have to say it is quite likely.

    • Labour did not misrepresent the facts in relation to the two ladies, they discussed the “issue”. But the issue itself wouldn’t create a “feeding frenzy” (captcha: feeding) of beneficiary bashing, so PB had to help it along.

  2. Pat 2

    Is that the school bell ringing, Zet? You better get back to class.

    • MikeG 2.1

      wonderful contribution Pat. Anything to say on the issue or are you just going to try and denigrate the messenger?

      • Pat 2.1.1

        OK then: “Labour can take care of itself”.

        Yes, it looks like Labour has been taking VERY good care of itself. First class all the way for that lot.

  3. Ianmac 3

    National’s Sean Plunkett this morning joined in the merry fray by quoting unknown sources (Matthew?) who said that Annette and husband had had a 22 day holiday after a conference in Europe. Dark stuff. She is a bludger but wait. She phoned in to say that she had been on Government business naming the meetings in Europe, London, and Australia over 18-19 days, with one day not in meetings but spent travelling. Sean of course apologised for misleading the house. Like Hell! Damage done and so the Right-smear machine moves along.

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