Let them eat cake


Here’s a question:  Why are the Labour Party and the Green Taliban still feverishly going around collecting Asset Sales Referendum signatures?

On the 4th of January 2013, this was all over the news:  

New Zealanders will have their say on asset sales this year after a petition to force a referendum reached the 300,000 signatures needed, campaigners say.

Grey Power national president Roy Reid said the group had collected more than 340,000 signatures, allowing for a percentage of signatures that did not meet the requirements under the Citizen Initiated Referendum Act.

After checking the figures at the end of 2012, Mr Reid was confident they now had the numbers to push through the referendum.

Could it be that their 340,000 signatures had lots of duplicates and fake names?  At least 40,000 and apparently more?  How did their own checks fail to spot the multiple entries for Rod Donald?

We’re talking at least one in ten names being fake or unacceptable.  How can you not spot that even on a cursory cross-check?

At least the Green Taliban are bribing the kids with cake.  Because if you know students, you know they’re always hungry and will sell a signature for food.


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  • peterwn

    ‘Treating’ with respect to elections is illegal – same should apply to signature collection for such referendums. Years ago a National Party Womens Section (they left politics to the men then) apparently copped it for serving an ‘over the top’ supper after an election meeting. After that they dared not even offer a cup of tea.

    • Chris

      “‘Treating’ with respect to elections is illegal – same should apply to signature collection for such referendums.”

      Nobody’s holding a gun to anyone’s head, buddy. Take a leaf out of your own book.

  • what do you think the chances are that Delahunty took train or bus to waikato rather than flew?

    these collectors have been everywhere, they even had one nutter bothering people at the jousting the other weekend in the hutt, they did not get a lot of positive reinforcement thankfully.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      Alan – note the following:

      (a) Aunty Hunty walked to Waikato. So stop it

      (b) Labour and the toxic Greens want to collect million signatures to rub it into Emperor’s face. Hence Sheep is ramping up his efforts all over the country

    • Patrick

      she pitched a tent to avoid evil capitalist hotels, & has avoided using chemical soaps etc. A decent pull on the bong in the morning & hi ho off to work we go

  • blokeintakapuna

    … and of those 340,000 signatures, I wonder how many have been asked if they’d like to help in the cause fighting this evil, with just a small donation…

    • John.Doe.

      And how many of thsoe signatures are valid ? Peronally have signed at least 12 times now, last time as P. Benedict. Occupation Bishop of Rome.

  • Mr Sackunkrak

    The threat of the mad cow singing at people probably forced a few to sign though.

  • BJ

    I think I’ll start a campaign for signatures “Save NZ from the Green Taliban”

  • sheppy

    The signature signers appeared at Music in Parks over in Henderson the other week walking among the crowds, fortunately they understood “no thanks” the first time it was said.

  • Phar Lap

    Seems that pack of cocksuckers and arse lickers have lost.The Maori claim to the Supreme Court has failed.Common sense has prevailed

  • redeye

    Why is Grey Power taking such a political approach? I thought they were supposed to be bipartisan. Anyone check their constitution?

  • cows4me

    Wonder if we could organise a referendum to be presented to parliament on something like ” any referendum present by the green party must be considered null and void’. I think we would piss in with 300, 000 genuine signatures.

  • Steve (North Shore)

    The signature gatherers at Brown’s Bay Market usually move well away when they see me wearing a WhaleOil tee shirt.
    Fucking tossers

    • Cadwallader

      Where can I get one of those? (Or 20 of them?)

  • David Broome

    Is this treating that i thought was illegal under electoral law!