Overwhelming opposition?

Labour constantly says that there is overwhelming public opposition to the government’s mixed ownership model…oh really?

About 50 protesters marched from Wellington’s Civic Square to the grounds of Parliament in drizzly weather this afternoon, yelling “keep public assets” and “no asset sales” as they waited for politicians to address the crowd.

Several politicians spoke but Mr Peters, who had indicated he would do so in a press release yesterday, initially declined to address the protesters – to cries of “shame” from the crowd.

Mr Peters later decided he would speak after all, but protest organiser Jonathan Elliot, from the Occupy Wellington group, would not give Mr Peters the microphone.

“Where’s the microphone?” Mr Peters asked several times.

Mr Elliot accused him of going back on his word and said, “Occupy Wellington does not deal with grandstanding.”

50 people? Pathetic.


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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.

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