Monday, December 15, 2008
An unpublished reply to a letter sent to the Hutt News...
An unpublished reply to a letter sent by Graeme Barlow, Petone, Lower Hutt, Dec 9 2008 to the Hutt news , Lower Hutt:
Yes, please keep publishing my letters as your newspaper has done for nearly thirty years now, because they will show up such supporters of this one term National Government for what they really are and who they represent - certainly not the average New Zealand people. They are men of straw with feet of clay!
What a shallow, mean spirited and uncharitable little man you appear to be. I don't think you would know a socialist if you fell over one. I am and have been an unashamed Social democrat for my entire adult life.
The whole basis of my recent letter, which you appeared to discredit, was to publicly congratulate the late Peter Lorimer for his long service to his community, which included a number of years of service to the old pre-Rogernomics Labour Party as well, coinciding with my own service to that organisation. I included reference to that of Helen Clark as well.
Even your leader and new prime minister, John Key, saw fit to publicly acknowledge and congratulate Helen Clark's long sevice to New Zealand and New Zealanders as a politician and a great prime minister. It is recorded that John Key met with and discussed matters of interest with Helen Clark during the week he represented this country at the Apec talks.
I personally couldn't give a rats backside whether Mr Barlow approves of my political background or not; I don't know the gentleman and have no intention of ever doing so.
In closing, just let me comment on why I consider this National Government to be a one term administration: In announcing it intends to bulldoze legislation through Parliament under urgency is a denial of natural justice and a lack of democracy in action. Is this the beginning of the Employment Contracts Act Mark Two?