2020-03-08 07:51:10 UTC
We like to think that we have rational discussions, with decisions
made by getting the best advise and information, making good decisions
to balance competing interests, and having laws and regulations that
enhance our freedoms, our safety, and the world for future generations
But are we instead selling policies for money? :
Known as one of New Zealand's most controversial employers, the
National Party somehat surprisingly gave a knighthood to one of the
Both NZ First and National have been 'helpful' to fisheries over
compliance with regulations - despite widespread evidence of
non-compliance - and now there are specific payments being queried to
*** Gun control:
"Under National's SOP, the Christchurch accused would have been able
to obtain a firearms license even if Police had known about his
extremist views, because he had not been convicted under the HRA or
and "Under Brett Hudson's SOP, extremists like former National Front
secretary Kerry Bolton and members of the white supremacist group
Action Zealandia would be able to gain a firearms license ."
Do we really need about 6.5 times as many guns per capita as residents
of the UK and 2.5 times as many as Australians?
Why do National and NZ First resist even a register like Australia
*** Seats in parliament.
The infamous discusson between Jami Lee Ross and Simon Bridges get a
lot of airtime for the issue of hiding a donation, but what about
selling a position on their list to become an MP? And have they done
that already? Left open is what the Chinese Communists may have
thought they could get for their money . . .
and this may not have been the only donation from that source: