Comrade Locke's defunct logic

I realise a relaxing Sunday is the worst day of the week to be trying to understand Keith Locke logic, but here is an interesting one for ya. Keith Locke actually believes that the New Zealand taxpayer should be compensating East Timor for something we had nothing to do with.

Comrade Locke believes this is an appropriate course of action for NZ to take because we happened to recognise that "East Timor could not become independent" during Indonesia’s occupation of East Timor during 1975 – 1999. It isn’t good that Indonesia killed up to 180,000 during that time, but NZ had nothing to do with this, and Indonesia itself has said it won’t pay reparation for what happening.

Instead, Comrade Locke thinks NZ though "lead the way" with our over-taxed pockets. Yes, it is confirmed – Locke is the worst advocate for NZ interests.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.