Maybe Kelvin feels this way because his leader Andrew Little doesn’t think that his politicians should debate the issues.
“Labour is a political party not a debating society.”
Why didn’t Kelvin discuss the points made in the letter rather than dismissing the writer’s views as being ” crap ” because he disagrees with them? If Labor Party politicians follow Andrew Little’s lead and refuse to discuss/debate different points of view then politics really have gone to the dogs. Sadly these days (particularly on the left side of politics) trying to silence opposition viewpoints by calling people twits, bigots, racists, Islamophobes et cetera seems to be more and more common. Politicians should not be afraid to argue the issues dear to their heart clearly and concisely.