Defending Josie

David Farrar has come out defending Josie Pagani…now I am not going to go to the lengths he has to appear reasonable, I personally think she is a swivel eyed socialist, but she really is copping some unfair flack from people on her own side.

Check out Josie Pagani’s facebook page.

She’s being threatened by unionists and Labour for saying:

“I’ve spent my political life as a working mum, calling for more flexibility. And flexibility has to work both ways.”

The response is vitriolic and Plunket mentioned the intolerance on his programme this morning.

She’s been threatened by unionists:

Enzo Giordani: Josie, this is a politician page that says you are a member of the Labour Party and in the profile picture you are wearing a Labour Party rosette. This is not the policy of the New Zealand Labour Party. You should either delete this or change those settings. Friendly warning before I start writing e-mails.

Fenton wades in and reminds her of Labour policy:

Darien Fenton: Josie : who has the 40 hour week and weekends? Not Ports workers, not AFFCO workers, not rest home workers. I hope you are going to be at the rally tomorrow and talk to some of the Ports workers, so you can find out exactly what life is like for them; they work 24/7 every day of the year, there are no penal rates, they get one weekend off in three.

Darien Fenton: Josie : None of this is new debate in the Labour Party. I’m happy to send you our work and wages policy from the last election if you wish, that has a whole section on non standard work; or these articles :


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And many others have a go too:

Daele O’Connor: Josie wake up & smell the coffee! I endorse John & Jill’s comments & you are free to come along with me to sites and talk to our members, because they will surely give you a reality check. Remind me again what party you stood for at the last election….oh that’s right Labour, not that you’d think with comments like this!

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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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