HoS editorial scathing of Winston First

Editorial: Comfortable in our own skin – whatever shade it may be – 06 Apr 2008 – Politics: New Zealand Political News, Analysis and Comment including 2008 election coverage – NZ Herald

The Herald on Sunday joins in on the free for all against Winston First.

There is only one politician in New Zealand capable of the kind of hypocrisy that uses an English immigrant to front a campaign vilifying Asian immigrants and their effect on Kiwi life. That Winston Peters is also Minister of Foreign Affairs and, as Brown admitted in a Campbell Live interview, approved of Brown’s anti-Asian press release, matters to him not a jot.

Seven months out from an election is, for Peters at least, time to test the public’s appetite for racial stereotyping and blatantly bigoted vote buying. The public didn’t warm to it. The media didn’t bite. One radio talkback host even warned callers off raising the issue on his show.

Winston’s time is up, it is certainly the time to wave good by to the lying, obfuscating, racist, drunkard for ever.

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