Winston Peters is having an awesome week, now he is getting stuck into Muslim immigrants

Winston Peters must really be loving this week.

To round off a fantastic week where the Greens made Labour completely toxic and his party are the main beneficiaries he has launched into Muslim immigrants.

Muslim countries “treat their women like cattle”, says NZ First leader Winston Peters, who is calling for every migrant to New Zealand to be formally interviewed on entry.

He made the comments on current affairs show Q+A, also calling for immigration numbers to be cut to between 7000 and 15,000 a year.

Peters said it was not race-based.

Of course it isn’t race based, Islam isn’t a race.

“They could come from anywhere in the world, as they have, and some have been brilliant people who have come into this country as both refugees and immigrants.

“But here’s what we want. We want them to salute our flag, respect our laws, honour our institutions and, above all, don’t bring absolutely anti-women attitudes with them, treating women like cattle, like fourth-class citizens.”

Women in New Zealand needed to “wake up to what’s going on”.  

Peters said he had the “greatest respect” for and he had travelled to a number of Muslim countries. There were many reasons why New Zealand wouldn’t want to take certain immigrants in.

Asked how personal attitudes could be monitored, he said: “You interview each one”.

That would require immigration to be cut down, he said.

“New Zealand First has made that very clear. First of all, we want to know who’s coming. We’re not just going to take anybody; we need to check them out person by person.

“But the first thing you must do, and that’s the precondition, you’ve got to cut mass immigration of one, 20,000 a year or net 70,000 at the moment. You can’t do both.”

Unlike Labour with the underpants stealing strategy Winston’s strategy goes likes this.

  1. Tell the truth about an issue.
  2. Win Votes.

Watch the left-wing unhinge over this, but only slightly, because they need Winston Peters. Meanwhile he will pick up some more support for actually wanting to have the tough discussions we need to have.

Right now Winston Peters is having a blinder. Bear in mind too that Winston’s support traditionally goes up in election year and Labour’s goes down.

Winston Peters is sitting in the box seat. Watch John Key start walking back some of his past experiences with Winston Peters as he receives his polling from David Farrar.



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