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Why left-wing critics of Islam are ostracised by Labour in Britain

Robbie Travers. (Photo: © Robbie Travers)

Robbie Travers. (Photo: © Robbie Travers) Travers is a left-wing student of law at Edinburgh University. He is the Executive Director at Agora, a non-partisan think tank for young people and he is also involved with the Human Security Centre, a non-profit foreign policy think tank based in London.

I was challenged the other day on the blog, by a commenter who was critical of an article  where I criticised the Left for their silence on Islam. I hope this article will contribute to the discussion, as it shows why people like myself have gained that impression of the Left. It turns out that there actually are some on the Left who would combat Islamism but they are prevented from engaging in an honest dialogue because of the following problems within the Labour/Left-wing movement:

  1. Many share the racism of low expectations.
  2. Many feel that the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
  3. Many support movements and ideology without understanding their beliefs or considering the consequences.
  4. Many feel self-loathing and “white guilt”.
  5. Many share a determined belief that an Islamist is just like them and isn’t actually motivated by the Koran.
  6. The Labour Party has lost its way and no longer represents the needs and views of the working classes it purports to represent.

It seems to me that the left wing here in New Zealand have a lot in common with the left wing in Britain. Perhaps we need a non-partisan think tank here in New Zealand, where conservative activists like myself can work with left-wing activists. Together we could promote a common cause and engage in an honest dialogue about the incompatibility of Islam with the values of our progressive, democratic society.

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Mallard continues to show Labour are criminal-friendly

We’ve had Kelvin Davis running interference on behalf of the Corrections union smashing up Serco, then he went on to cuddle up to violent criminals, murderers and rapists in detention centres in Australia.

Andrew Little and Davis along with other Labour MPs have had a love in with Arthur Taylor at Paremoremo prison several times. They opposed legislation stopping criminals in prison from voting.

All this leads to the impression that Labour is criminal-friendly.

Now Trevor Mallard has shown the same inclination…sticking up for criminals.

Labour MP Trevor Mallard has asked the court to allow an illegal racer to escape conviction for lying to police.

The man, 24, was caught, and has been convicted, after illegally racing another car at speeds of up to 210kmh on State Highway 2, Lower Hutt, in September.

When police caught up with him later, he allegedly lied, telling them someone must have stolen his car.

His actions were described by the sentencing judge, Judge Chris Tuohy, as “the most serious of its type” and police called the racing “appalling”.

However, Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard still wrote a letter of support, under his official Labour Party letterhead, for the man.

In the letter, Mallard urged the court to suspend the man’s conviction for lying to the police.    Read more »

Tony better put some ice on that because he just got burned


I was on David Seymour’s facebook page when I came across this amusing exchange. It is a screenshot of an exchange between two people who are discussing the TPPA. One of them got burned badly.

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Are you here for an argument?


This should have run at 8pm last night, but I ended up having too much fun in Backchat and then having to help Cam once he was back home.

Tonight, at 8:01pm, we’ll hold our second debate.  The first was a little all over-the-place, but it got sorted in the end, so hopefully tonight’s will go even better.   I’ll help by even choosing a less ambiguous topic! Read more »


What a day to become a New Zealander


Jeff Montgomery, a spokesman for the Department of Internal Affairs, said choosing to be a Kiwi was a big decision, especially if an individual had to give up their original citizenship or links to another country. Read more »

Labour won’t pull out of the TPP – Little

andrew little labour leader

Yesterday morning we heard that Andrew Little had only skimmed around 10% of the TPPA before deciding he was against it.

Now we hear that, while he is against it, Labour won’t be withdrawing from the TPPA either if it comes to power.

Labour leader Andrew Little has told Mark Sainsbury his party won’t pull out of the TPP if it gets into power.

“We won’t pull out, but what we will do is fight tooth and nail to stop those things that are undermining New Zealanders’ democratic rights,” Little told Mark Sainsbury.

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Welcome to Waitangi Day


A lot of the problems we’re seeing over the last few days, and in weeks and months to come, will be due to ignorance and willfully telling people who don’t know any better lots of lies. Read more »


Whaleoil General Debate

keep-calm-and-don-t-shoot-the-messenger-3Morning everyone, and welcome to Whaleoil’s daily General Debate post (another one called Backchat will start at 6pm).  To participate you’ll need to register a free Disqus account.

There are some rules, and if there is one thing about Whaleoil that  you need to know is that these rules are dispassionately and strictly enforced.

Face of the day

Muslim Rapist Left HUMILIATED When Girl Pulls Out Odd "Secret Weapon"

Muslim Rapist Left HUMILIATED When Girl Pulls Out Odd “Secret Weapon” Beloved house cat “Minnos” fought off a rape attempt when a 20-year-old man attacked her owner.

Today’s face of the day, Minnos the cat, makes me take back every mean thing ever said about cats here on Whaleoil. Cats are the best and every woman should have one if they will defend her like Minnos did. Cats are cool. Cameron can say whatever he likes but this cat is proof that cats do care about their owners.

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