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Plunket gob-smacked

  • June 18th, 2009

Funny listening to Sean Plunket on Morning Report with Sue Bradford this morning, following yesterday’s awful performance. He finally dropped to the fact that he and his media colleagues have been peddling her side’s deceptions. 

Her law makes into criminal assault all uninvited physical contact by a parent which is unwecome to the child. It always has. It flows simply and unavoidably from the law’s definition of assault and the removal of the section 59 exception.

She explained that to him, apparently forgetting that the "compromise" had gained its support by being falsely described as not criminalising minor smacking. It was not a compromise. It was a successful obfuscation. 

I won’t hold my breath waiting for the journalists who so gratefully spread the falsehood, to show grace some day by apologising to McCroskie and others they’ve shouted down instead of interviewing.




It’s like Bradford, Goff, Key, etc do not understand that the Crimes Act. Does making something a criminal offence mean that criminal sanctions should not be brought against those who commit offences?

They are either thick or they’re liars. Either way they should not be legislators.

  • Mike Mckee
  • June 25th, 2009
  • 2:19 am

They were/are Liars as they knew full well what they were doing both then and now and especially now.

that same goes for John key and the rest of the national cabinet.
I went to a talk Stephen gave with Sue Bradford at the dog and Bone.
He clearly explained what the consequences of making the change to the law.
She lied her head off.

Then John Boy joined her and hasn’t stopped since about this issue.

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