Proof that advocacy would cop it

Kiwis set to choke on used car prices – 25 Nov 2007 – Motoring News – New Zealand Herald

The HoS runs an article about the government's crazy emmissions policy that is set to drive up the prices of second hand cars, ironically most affecting Labour's core voters and the advertising response by the Industry representative groups.

It is when they get to comment from Judith Tizard that the alarm bells start ringing.

[quote]Judith Tizard dismissed the criticism over the emission standards, saying it represented the views of a "vehement fringe".

"It's a political campaign. This is a sign they [the IMVDA] are in trouble… they are having trouble selling some of their rubbish.
The IMVDA is supporting carrying on importing smokey old clunkers and transferring the cost of testing them onto New Zealand owners."

But she admitted "one outcome" could be a rise in the cost of vehicles, although she did not accept this would disadvantage buyers.

"There is a glut of cars. For people for whom the cost is a major issue, they tend not to buy new or used cars off the boat.

"People have more choices about vehicles on the market than ever in history."[/quote]

Proof postive of labour's penchant for abusing opposing views and Labour's increasing paranoia in wanting to shut down political discourse. With that attitude it is absolutely certain that the IMVDA campaign, reported to be costing over $300,000, would be classed as electioneering and be banned or the association and its financial agent prosecuted because they are a"vehement fringe" and "it's a political campaign".

Be afraid New Zealand, be very afraid.

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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.

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