Politics isn’t colourblind

For a party with just one MP, Peter Dunne?seems to get more than his share of headlines

United Future has objected to the Internet Party’s use of the colour purple in its proposed logo, saying it could cause confusion among voters.

Public submissions on the Kim Dotcom-founded party’s application for registration as a political party and its proposed logo closed on April 30 and an objection was made by United Future leader Peter Dunne.

In a?letter to the Electoral Commission, Mr Dunne says the hue of purple is quite similar to that of the Internet Party’s.

“You will be aware that purple has long been the colour associated with United Future and it is our submission that the tone of purple proposed by the Internet Party in its logo has the capacity to cause some confusion that it is actually the same as United Future.”

The party doesn’t object to the style or content of the logo, but asks the Commission to take United Future’s objection into account when considering the approval of the logo.

The Commission has passed on the details of all objections to the Internet Party which has until May 8 to respond.


Fresh from not banning all legal highs by actually banning all current legal highs, Peter Dunne has strayed into the next area of high controversy.


Now, keeping in mind that this isn’t about the logos being confused – it is about the colour. ?They appear to be similar enough so that if you have a rosette without the party logo itself, it would be hard to tell them apart.

Ultimately though, there are only so many distinctive colours to choose from. ?You don’t get Labour complaining that the Mana colours are “too red” and hey might get confused with Labour for example.

Anything that harasses and distracts Kim Dotcom is good in my book, but if we take personalities out of it for a minute, so you think that the Internet Party should be forced to pick a different colour?

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