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James Christophers
2020-10-08 01:22:50 UTC
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With Judith Collins having already got the bum's raspberry from every quarter for her laughable rent-a-mob fakery in Posonby yesterday...

1. Was it reasonable, also, for Collins and her entourage to expect freely to enter a retailer's premises, their intention being to use it as a venue for her political tub-thumping? YES/NO. If Yes, explain.

2. Was it unreasonable for the store owner to refuse entry for the intended purpose, having also courteously explined why? YES/NO. If Yes, explain.

3. Was it reasonable for that same store owner then to be made the target of social media abuse and invective from the political candidates’ lickspittle lackeys, even going so far as to incite a boycott of his premises? YES/NO. If Yes, explain.
Rich80105
2020-10-08 03:33:32 UTC
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On Wed, 7 Oct 2020 18:22:50 -0700 (PDT), James Christophers
Post by James Christophers
With Judith Collins having already got the bum's raspberry from every quarter for her laughable rent-a-mob fakery in Posonby yesterday...
1. Was it reasonable, also, for Collins and her entourage to expect freely to enter a retailer's premises, their intention being to use it as a venue for her political tub-thumping? YES/NO. If Yes, explain.
To be fair to Collins and her lackeys, there were a number of media
people there as well. The nature of the business was not explained,
but they are entitled to not have their business overrun by a group of
people clearly not interested in doing business. So fair enough for
Collins to try, and as far as we can see they did at least back off
when asked.
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2. Was it unreasonable for the store owner to refuse entry for the intended purpose, having also courteously explined why? YES/NO. If Yes, explain.
Not unreasonable at all. A photo-op and potential TCV exposure may be
an unnecessary distraction - they may well have had customers in the
shop
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3. Was it reasonable for that same store owner then to be made the target of social media abuse and invective from the political candidates’ lickspittle lackeys, even going so far as to incite a boycott of his premises? YES/NO. If Yes, explain.
It certainly confirms my view that National are not really
pro-business - they are pro crony-capitalism; those that are National
cronies get a good return on taxpayer money . . .

National must have known it was lame, but faced with growing business
confidence, evident success in wlak-abouts by Ardern, an imminent
poll, andfurther internal problems, National may have just been
looking for a distraction, even one that they must have known was
likely to be neutral at best, and a laughing stock as it turned out .
. .

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