Barry Soper launched an attack on Fiji yesterday, unfortunately he was dead wrong. So wrong that the Fiji government issued a press release to correct his egregious errors.
I have written an opinion piece at Truth about it:
This really is a poor effort from Barry Soper who is normally much better than that. One wonders though why he deviated from his usual topics to have a swipe at Fiji?
In one respect he did get something right however and that was the fact that only 3 parties out of an original 17 have registered so far, with most disbanding. Soper of course failed to inform the readers and listeners of NewstalkZB that the reason behind that is the new regulations prohibit narrow focused parties or ones based solely on race. In fact many of those 17 parties have declined to such an extent that they had effectively ceased to exist anyway.
The new regulations require 5000 members and I have blogged at Whaleoil before about the new regulations. It is strange that the mainstream media have taken so long to beat up this story from what is essentially a non-issue.