In a post entitled “Gutted and Grieving”, Claire Curran at Soviet Central shows where the left’s priorities always rest.
Red Alert is the voice of Labour MPs. Lately we’ve been a bit quiet and you can imagine why. Gutted is the word to describe how we’re feeling right now. Darren was a valued member of caucus, our Whip. A very talented and witty man. Popular. Dedicated to Labour. Grieving is what we’re doing right now. So give us a bit of latitude. We’ll be back, strong and focussed. Comments will be tightly moderated.
So one of their gang has had to resign for reasons as yet unspecified. Nobody resigns without a good cause and one does not need to have much of an imagination to figure out what the likely reason is here. There’s (probably) an offender and there’s (probably) a victim. Where is Labour’s sympathy for the latter? Just like Taito Phillip Field is still the victim, so the left have reversed the roles here. Just as with Taito Phillip Field, the left are putting Labour Party affiliations before the law and any natural consideration and sympathy for the (possible) victim.
This event gives us not only a demonstration of the left’s perverted views on justice, but their desperate attempts to keep the news of it suppressed also shows how little regard they have for the public. Goff even had the gall to complain because he suspected news of the event had been “leaked” by the government. Utterly outrageous.
The public had a right to know about the case the instant the Police became involved, and Labour should have acknowledged that right. That they didn’t is a demonstration of how much contempt they have for the electorate. That they expected other members of parliament to help them in suppressing it shows a bizarre and mystifying failure to recognize their roles and responsibilities.
Of course the other side of the coin is how many in the Government knew about this and kept quiet. How many in the media knew about it and kept quiet. As my friend KG keeps saying, there is a political class who have assumed social ascendancy in New Zealand and treat the rest of the country with utter contempt. Labour should be severely criticised for trying to keep this under wraps, but not any more or less than anyone else who knew about it and had a likewise duty to inform the public.
A Senior NZ Opposition MP is under Police investigation for two weeks and the public is not told??? Not by Labour, not by National and not by the media. Incredible. KG is right, and we bloggers are also quite correct when we say none of the present ruling class made up of politicians and media and bureaucrats should be trusted as far as you can kick them. We have to break free of the burden of these self appointed self serving Nomenklatura. What would they be capable of if they thought they could get away with it?