PM's Slip Offends 30 Million

Scoop: PM's Slip Offends 30 Million

Helen Clark is not having a good week so far. Lets check the score.

  • Annette King has embarrassed her through her husband, whitewash in progress.
  • Fiji driven into arms of Chinese
  • Poll show Labour still copping a flogging, so spin about smacking debate hurting them proven to be b.s.
  • Poll shows that she is still not the fairest in the land

And now to top it all off she has offended 30 million sufferers of Leprosy with her intemperate remarks over Fiji.

[quote]“This is shockingly inappropriate –indicating that Bainimarama will be “treated like a leper” is degrading and insulting to the millions of people, who through no fault of their own, have or have had leprosy,” David Hall has said in a statement.

“Stigma such as this not only makes it more difficult for people to come forward for treatment, it often leads to human rights abuses. People affected by leprosy should be treated the same as everyone else – they are no different. We would not describe someone who has had measles as ‘a measle’ so why should people affected by leprosy be described as ‘lepers’?"

“Prime Minister Clark is promoting stigma and discrimination by using the word ‘leper’ when she means that Bainimarama will be ostracised by the South Pacific leaders.”

New Zealand is a signatory to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states in article 7: “All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.”

“We demand an apology to those 30 million people who have been affected by leprosy and that she never use the word ‘leper’ again. “[/quote]

Yeeah, bitch, apologise and then resign.

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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.

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