The racism of David Cunliffe

We all know that David Cunliffe is a racist, he proved that with his little speech during the election, where he put on an affected Pasefika accent. Now we have more proof, this time from inside parliament.

During the debate on the Search and Surveillance Bill, he was speaking when Simon Bridges heckled him:

Simon Bridges: You’d be complaining.

Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE: The perma-tanned member opposite argues that this is a legitimate power of Government, but he flies in the face of the fact that 90 percent of New Zealanders would say that when only one in five burglaries is being closed by our boys and girls in blue—

Hon Judith Collins: I raise a point of order, Mr Chairperson. I do not think it is appropriate for a member of this Committee to refer to a member who happens to be Māori as “perma-tanned”, and frankly I think it is offensive.

This is the man that the membership wants as leader of the Labour party. A bigot.

David Cunliffe says it wasn’t racist but I can think of no other reason for him to say what he said other than as a racist slur.

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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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.