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Dancing on the head of a legal pin

Colin Craig’s lawyer, Stephen Mills QC, says they will appeal on the basis that the jury did not consider the argument of qualified privilege.

That is simply dancing on the head of a legal pin.

Here is the problem. The jury was given what is called a Question Trail. That is a trail of questions they need to answer in a logical manner to step them through the legal complexity of defamation law. The judge spent two hours summing up and directing the jury on how to use this Question trail to come to their decisions.

The Question Trail was drafted by Craig’s lawyer, then approved by Jordan’s lawyer and then finally by the Judge. Mills drafted the Question Trail to start with the defence of Qualified Privilege, then move to truth when that failed and then to honest opinion after that.

The Question Trail contained 14 questions, and there were two counts, so the jury had to step through 28 questions and write up their reasoning beside each one and hand that to the judge after the verdict was given.

The first few questions stepped through qualified privilege. They would not have been required to step through any more questions if the jury had considered qualified privilege and decided it applied. They clearly passed through those questions after quite some time…they deliberated for 10 hours.   Read more »

TriggleyMuzz puts victim blaming Media into overdrive

The rush for the media to demonise the victim of an abusive Muslim female University student in Australia is staggering. They have tried to justify her disgraceful actions by labelling the victim provocative and smearing him with things that they know that he did not do.

If I accosted a Muslim woman and screamed at her and shoved her because she was wearing a hijab and tried to justify my actions by saying that I found her clothing offensive the media would crucify me for intolerance and racism. TriggleyMuzz, Ayan Mohamed targeted her victim because he was wearing a Tee-Shirt that showed his support for Pauline Hanson’s political party One Nation.

If I accosted a well known Muslim political activist and screamed at him and shoved him because his speeches were about women being second class and infidels being inferior the Media would crucify me for my intolerance and racism and they would support his freedom of speech to say what he likes no matter how offensive I might find it as a woman and a non-Muslim. TriggleyMuzz, Ayan Mohamed screamed at her victim because he is a well-known member of the United Patriots Front, a group that wants to protect Australian culture and is critical of Muslim culture.

If I accosted a well known political activist wearing the hijab and told her she was not welcome at my university and that she should leave and my friend told her to REDACTED I would be pilloried for denying her the right to attend her appointment at the University. Despite this and the points, I have made above the Media have piled into Dennis Hut who was the victim of TriggleyMuzz’s abuse

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Australia has a serious problem with child brides

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I am seeing it all over facebook. Article after article and video after video. Australia has a serious problem with child brides. They are not even part of Europe yet this is already a serious problem for them. Forget the danger of Islamic terrorism. Islam is bringing pedophilia to Australia’s shores. New Zealand will be next and in fact, we would be naive indeed to think it isn’t already happening.

We need to work with lefties to expose this and to protect these poor girls. No true feminist should turn a blind eye to this evil.

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EXCLUSIVE: David Seymour’s thoughts on Islamic Immigration

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With overseas terror attacks and mass migration of un-vetted refugees into Europe, many people are concerned about the connection between Islam and terrorism, along with the social unrest that can accompany large-scale migration.  While New Zealand has been relatively insulated it would be incredibly naive to think we are immune to the challenges faced by Europe and the US.

Too often, the left labels those raising concerns as racists or bigots – a cynical attempt to shut down debate through name calling. Debating the ideas and beliefs of any religion shouldn’t be forbidden and the practical difficulties of integration, especially where there is a clash of values, should be openly discussed.

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Some facts that seem to be escaping politicians and Media party over Fiji arrests

The politicians on both sides of the house and the Media party are having kittens over what has happened in Fiji with the arrest and detainment of opposition politicians and union ratbags in Fiji.

Everyone seems to be blaming Fiji PM Bainimarama from David Shearer to Murray McCully and of course the idiots in the Media party like Sally rounds and Michael Field.

None of them live in Fiji, are in Fiji or understand how Fijian judicial processes work. They simply move to their anti-Bainimarama default position and rant and rave. Worse still are their editors of those in the Media party who allow this carry-on.

One should remember that these are domestic Fijian issues. Fiji doesn’t comment on our domestic politics, and they could, given the precedent set by various governments here. Since this current issue is about electoral law Fiji should ask why it is that not a single politician has ever been charged under our electoral law despite hundreds of complaints being referred to them by the Electoral Commission over the past twelve years. These complaints include sign vandalisation, over spending, non-reporting of electoral expenses and various other clear breaches of electoral law. These laws are important they govern what can and can’t be done in seeking election and are the core of our democracy. But the NZ Police are sending a clear message to ratbag politicians that they can act with impunity, breaching electoral laws willy-nilly.   Read more »

Colin Craig, and the object lesson of why your enemy’s enemy isn’t always your friend

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When Colin Craig published his “Dirty Politics” booklet and then slapped a defamation suit on Cameron Slater, the Slater haters were all cock-a-hoop at the possibilities offered by Mr Craig.

Finally, someone with both the funds and the intent to take that Slater guy down.  Amusingly, even though Colin Craig was the leader of a right-wing party, the hard left flocked to him to support his fight against Cam.

Readers won’t be surprised that Martin Martyn Bradbury has met with Colin Craig to give Craig advice on evidence and strategy.  After all, the world knows that everything that Martin Bradbury touches turns to gold.

Other Slater haters, such as Lyn Prentice and Pete George sided with Colin Craig as the “hard done by” party, and in their enthusiasm managed to allegedly breach court ordered suppression a number of times.   No doubt it was all worth it, because whatever it takes to finally get rid of Cameron Slater is time and money well spent.

Ben Rachinger had similar support, for similar reasoning: that to help anyone that can potentially damage Slater is a “good thing”, and it doesn’t matter what other faults that person may present. Read more »

Why hasn’t this been reported in our media?

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All around the world Universities are falling victim to Social Justice Warriors and other limp-wristed, panty-waist types seeking safe spaces and shutting down free speech in the very places that free speech should be encouraged.

If it isn’t Black Lives Matter it is various gay groups or Muslim Associations howling down freedom of speech.

Well, it’s happened here and to my knowledge hasn’t yet been reported by the mainstream media despite the awful precedence this sets.

Back in August, there was a debate involving Lindsay Perigo and Susan Devoy at the University of Auckland. The moot was “That this House would ban religious symbols in public.”

Lindsay Perigo was howled down as he gave his speech. Strangely there hasn’t been a murmur or a mutter from Susan Devoy about the issue and likewise nothing in the mainstream media. Why is that?

I’ll let Lindsay Perigo explain:

This is the speech I delivered almost in its entirety in my capacity as special commentator, along with Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy, at Monday night’s semi-final in the intra-university Next Generation Debates series at Auckland University. I say “almost in its entirety” because a gaggle of Muslims became very vocal near the end of my speech and demanded, successfully, I be stopped at once for having gone over my allocated time. The point at which I was shut down is noted in the text below.

What a member of Young New Zealand First called “magnificent pandemonium” followed, with epithets flying back and forth, Dame Susan waiving her right of rebuttal and storming off from the table we were both sharing.    Read more »

The now infamous “burkini” incident was a total set-up.

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Labour don’t like parliament’s time being wasted with ridiculous bills

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Labour’s Kelvin Davis has a bill in the private members ballot tin.  It’s the non-fatal strangulation amendment.  This is clearly needed, because Assault, or Assault with intent to injure simply don’t cut it.

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You’ll love the complexity of the Bill.   It runs on for pages and pages, and it clearly is important enough for Parliament to  spend $400,000 of time and resources debating it.  This is clearly not a “waste”. Read more »

The real cost of true ethical spending and investment

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Unfortunately, you can’t invest in a company that does something unethical, like, oh, I don’t know, makes legal products like grenades, or makes cigarettes.   So let’s say you have the choice of not doing that.  Also, let’s imagine you push this so that no local government, no central government, no school, no university, no hospital, and no police force can purchase, use or otherwise financially support a company that we have somehow declared as… unethical.

We’ll leave the process as to how to decide what is unethical to one side for now.  Let’s start with the ones we have been shown as examples by the Green party yesterday.  Read more »