Nothing Less than a scandal, Ctd

I note today, the Labour aligned teacher unions have had a go at Bill English, trying to suggest that he is in breach of electoral law. Of course this is still sloppy stuff from Bill English who appears to have the ball handling skills of Quade Cooper.

But hypocrisy from Labour and the teacher’s unions is staggering.

Attached are images from a school newsletter, featuring a Parliamentary-funded advertisement from Carol Beaumont, under the slogan “Please Support Our Sponsors”

School Newsletter

This was published within the regulated period.  Furthermore, I understand Carol Beaumont paid for the advertorial space, which is blatant campaigning and has no authorisation. Bill English has said that he will account for it in his election return I wonder if Carol Beaumont will do likewise.

It appears it’s only wrong in the teacher union’s eyes when National does it.

Of course the teacher’s unions are also blind to the blatant electioneering by their own members in school newsletters.

The School Trustees Association has it right:

Schools Trustees Association president Lorraine Kerr said individual school boards made decisions about advertising but she could see a problem with schools getting involved in politics.

“Schools can’t afford to align themselves to one political party because they don’t know who their community, their families, represent or not,” she said.

“Rather than get into that sort of battle they’re better to remain neutral.”

And that means free from politicking by union loving principals and teachers as well.

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