Disgusting Filthy Bastards

Larry Williams is not impressed with the rent-a-mob scum who spat at and abused business leaders attending a budget briefing today.

Police had to physically push anti-poverty protestors back after they tried to block the entrance to Vector Arena where Prime Minister John Key was due to give a post-Budget speech.

Guests trying to get into the event this morning had to navigate through the protestors to get inside with help from police.

Auckland Action Against Poverty (AAAP) organised the picket after accusing the Prime Minister and Bill English of turning New Zealand into a “millionaire’s playground”. 

Group spokesperson Sarah Thompson says the National Party’s Budget, announced yesterday, firmly established a revolving door of “low income people on and off the benefit and into and out of state houses”.

About 20 members of the group picketed outside the arena as top Auckland business people arrived for Mr Key’s speech to the Trans-Tasman Business Circle.

The protestors chanted “one-two-three-four stop the war on the poor” and “John Key’s a millionaire that’s why he doesn’t care”.

Businessman Simon Gillespie said he wasn’t fazed by the protestors, despite their attempts to block the entrance.

“People have the right to say what they want to say.”

But guest Andy Debney said the group were going about the protest the wrong way.

“They’re just trying to be annoying,” he said. “They’re probably trying to get in the way.”

As Amanda Parkes came in she saw people getting tussled about.

“It was a bit rough actually.”

Mana Party member Sue Bradford had to be physically moved by police as she, and other protesters, stood with arms outstretched trying to block people’s way.


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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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