Has she no shame

Fresh after meowing on Radio Live about Catherine Isaac and attracting the scorn of Cactus Kate, Deborah Coddington whines in the Herald on Sunday about regulation of sun beds and skin cancer.

Having achieved considerable glory with his Animal Welfare Act, Simon is now considering writing another private member’s bill.

This one will force anyone who charges people to tan on a sunbed to abide by the guidelines which have been drawn up by the Cancer Society.

Yes, the same Cancer Society whose sunscreen trigger spray, advertised as SPF 30, was found by Consumer NZ in 2008 to be only SPF 23.3.

Apparently, customers who use sunbeds are not being warned that if they have fair skin they shouldn’t be under them too long, or if they’re under 18 they shouldn’t even use them, or blah, blah, blah.

I’m not here to save you from yourself if you’re stupid enough to go near a sunbed.

Readers, you have choices.

You must have been living under a rock for the past 20 years to not know that sunbathing and sunbeds are likely to cause melanoma or skin cancer. With or without the use of sunscreen.

This week of all weeks, after her ‘mare last week it is probably not a good idea to be talking about skin cancer and melanoma and Act. Coddington this time far more subtly sticks the knife in where there is concrete.

She is either thick as two short planks or really has no shame at all. She should just STFU and keep her pining to her herself. Light a candle and place it in your window if you are that upset Deborah.


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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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