I was on the Huddle again last night with Josie Pagani. Tim Dower was sitting in for Larry Williams.
We were talking about.
John Minto moaning about being left out of the delegation to pay their respects to Mandela â€“ what a cry baby. Heâ€™s an embarrassment.
Then weâ€™ve gotÂ ANOTHER child poverty reportÂ which again just moans about people with no money breeding â€“ then blames everyone else. It would be nice to have an action plan with actual ideas about how to stop the poverty cycle rather than the same old boring people coming up with the same problem blaming everyone else.Â Read more »
The left-wing is distracting themselves by creating a petition and campaigning for John Minto to got to South Africa to attend Nelson Mandela’s funeral
But in their haste to push Minto forward they need to be reminded of this from 2008.
An anti-apartheid activist who organised protests in New Zealand during a tour by South Africa’s rugby team in 1981 has rejected nomination for an award from President Thabo Mbeki’s government.
John Minto, organiser of the Halt All Racist Tours campaign, declined the Companion of O R Tambo Award, saying the changes in South Africa since the end of white minority rule had benefited only an elite.Â Read more »
South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela, has died.Â Read more »
BBC journalists are some of the most over-rated repeaters in the world. Right up there with Radio New Zealand union flunkies.
And yet again they have been found out for the left-wing scum that they are.
BBC staff who went on strike yesterday said they were prepared to return to their desks if Nelson Mandela died, however the staff’s generosity stopped there.
After news that the 94-year-old was in hospital broke, union leaders declared that in â€śthe sad event of his death, and for BBC news coverage of that story onlyâ€ť the staff would postpone the strike.
However when the strikers were asked whether the ailing Lady Thatcher, scourge of the unions in the 1980s, would be treated in the same manner, there was a marked change of approach.Â Read more »
South Africa’s Catholic Archbishop of Durban, Wilfrid Fox Napier says paedophilia is a psychological “illness, not a criminal condition”.
The cardinal told the BBC that people who were themselves abused as children and then abused others needed to be examined by doctors.
He was one of 115 cardinals who took part in the conclave at the Vatican to elect Pope Francis earlier this week.
The Church has recently been dogged by scandals over clerical sex abuse.
Cardinal Napier referred to paedophilia as “a psychological condition, a disorder”.
“What do you do with disorders? You’ve got to try and put them right.
“If I – as a normal being – choose to break the law, knowing that I’m breaking the law, then I think I need to be punished.”
With all the fuss in Europe over a bit of tasty horse meat you could forgiven for thinking this is a problem.
In South Africa they have found out that theyÂ haveÂ been eating donkey and water buffalo burgers instead of beef.
Research released this week found that donkey, water buffalo and other unconventional ingredients had been found in almost two-thirds of hamburgers and sausages tested in Africa’s largestÂ economy.
But 4 years ago it wasn’t just donkey and buffalo.Â Read more »