And the backlash begins in 5-4-3-2-1
Alt Tv/Fleet FM Breakfast News Comment
And the backlash begins in 5-4-3-2-1 (Peters: They're marching us into apartheid)
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters made a scathing attack yesterday on racial separatism, accusing protesters marching against the police terror raids a fortnight ago of supporting apartheid. He also accused Labour and National of not having the courage to confront separatism. Mr Peters said the hundreds of people protesting against the arrest of Tuhoe activist Tame Iti were not marching because he was guilty or innocent. That was not yet known. "They are marching because he is brown," Mr Peters told his party's annual convention in Taupo. "We once marched against apartheid, now they are marching for it. "What type of country do we live in when it is not the malcontents with the guns that get turned on by society, but the police?" The cunning old fox of politics does it again, he uses fear and fear mongering better than anyone in the house. Peters knows what the cops have, as Foreign Minister he would have been briefed by the SIS (possibly the only report Winston HAS actually read seeing as he couldn’t get around to the Air NZ flying Australian troops report or the ‘we are letting Ahmed Zaoui go’ reports) – it was only a matter of time before a politician was to use this case for political ends – neither Labour or National have said boo about the arrests, appreciating the seriousness of the whole thing and that it has the possibility of being pretty explosive, not so Winston Peters, he has used race as a divider more than any other politician (remember his rants against Asians and AIDs infected immigrants), and this case could prove his saviour, a final chance for him to point the finger and proclaim, “I told you so”. Come Friday and a full declaration of allegations by Police, and that shouting is going to become deafening.