Labour’s pimping the poor backfired spectacularly, Little the fool yet again


Labour have been pushing out stories all week about the poor and housing. It was part of their plan after harvesting people willing to talk to media via their email drives.

Yesterday the Media party were busted pimping a complaint by a losing Labour candidate in Kaikoura and then Andrew Little was to front for a press conference outside of a supposedly over-crowed house.

There was a slight problem though…the house wasn’t over-crowded and the owner fronted the Media party and called bullshit on the pimping of the poor.

The Labour Party diverted a press conference that was to be held outside a supposedly overcrowded South Auckland house after its occupants denied they had housing problems.

Other media had reported there were 17 people living in the Bairds Road, Otara home including in a tent on the front lawn.  

But as media waited for Labour leader Andrew Little on Tuesday a man came out to say he was the owner of the house and the claims had been greatly exaggerated.

The tent had been erected because the family were renovating, said the man, who declined to give his name.

“They say there’s 17 people living here, it’s not true,” he said.

“It pisses me off. There’s people out there who are actually struggling.”

Labour staff then directed journalists to the nearby electorate office of Labour MPs Jenny Salesa and Peeni Henare where Little spoke.

Clearly they didn’t have the permission of the family to pimp them to media. This is shameful and has blown up in Andrew Little’s face.

The Bairds Road family were known to their local MP who had been helping them with their situation, Little said.

However the family had not wanted him to visit on Tuesday, he said.

A lack of suitable housing was a huge issue in the area, the Labour leader said.

“I’m told it’s pretty much expected if you go past a garage someone will be living in it.

“This is not the New Zealand that New Zealanders want.”

He’s told? Why did he investigate properly before grandstanding with the Media party?

Mind you the Media party have gratefully accepted their shilled stories from Labour…it helps their narrative that National are bastards.

You have to wonder at the stupidity of people who are breeding when they can’t afford a place to live. The solution is in their own hands actually. Contraception is basically free yet for some reason these people think it is their right to produce umpteen children and the state should provide them with housing of a standard that they desire.

The only people more stupid than them are the Labour party who have cocked this up massively.

Another Andrew Little stuff up. No wonder Labour can’t get any traction in the polls.


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