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Krim Dotcon still wants to be the proprietor of a political party

TVNZ reports.  Sort of.

Flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has confirmed that he is planning to start a political party.

Excellent.  Can’t wait.

What will it stand for?

Speaking at the launch of Orcon’s new broadband campaign today, Mr Dotcom said he shares the Internet provider’s “passion” for making broadband more affordable.

What’s that got to do with a political  party?  

“I’m very passionate about changing what’s wrong in New Zealand and what’s currently causing New Zealand to be so far behind and actually be third world when it comes to internet connectivity,” Mr Dotcom said.

OK, I can understand New Zealand’s Internet connectivity reflects that we are an island nation far away from the rest of the world.

But I really would like to know more about this political party.

He also said he would like to see data caps done away with.

Quoting an OECD report, Orcon says that data caps are not in line with other parts of the world, with the United Kingdom, Europe and America having access to developed internet services.

New Zealand is at the bottom of the pile, lagging behind alongside Australia and Iceland, Orcon said.

I get it.  Internet. Internet. Internet.

I realise he needs the Internet for his companies to flourish.


Accordingly, Mr Dotcom told reporters that he is planning on starting a political party with the goal of achieving cheaper access to the internet for all.


He wants to start a political party so he can deliver cheaper Internet?

That’s it?

A whole party?

That sounds like a business plan, not a political party.

There has to be more to this.

“I think what happened recently with the GCSB and privacy intrusions are something I am passionate about, I want to change that and I want to have laws in place to protect our basic human right to privacy and internet freedom.

“The political plans are primarily around this digital future for New Zealand…. I think it [the internet] is going to be the biggest driver for jobs in New Zealand.”

He said he has already created a “digital bill of rights”.


Let’s see it.

I wonder if it reads like a political manifesto or another business plan?

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