Tag Archive: dirty politics

The disgusting rumours about Gayford

PM Jacinda Ardern’s partner, Clarke Gayford, had been subject to rumours on social media that he was under investigation by the police. 

Well, it came out today that there was no truth in those claims, with the NZ Police actually making a statement on it. 

“While in general we do not respond to enquiries which seek to confirm if individuals are under police investigation, on this occasion we can say that Mr Gayford is not and has not been the subject of any police inquiry, nor has he been charged in relation to any matter,” a police spokesperson said.

This is just disgusting. Someone with a personal vendetta against the PM decided to target her partner to get to her.

That, is just utterly horrible.

Come on people, we should be able to rise above dirty politics. There is never a need to sink so low to use dirty tricks in the game that is politics.

Winston’s attack on English is just part of the problem

Claire Trevett at the Herald writes:

Winston Peters has ignored gracious farewells to Bill English, instead launching a withering attack on the departing National leader – and his caucus…

Asked if he had any kind words for English, Peters said: “I’ll leave those nice words to you.

“I don’t think he wants to know about sympathy or otherwise. He’s a big, grown, aged man, so to speak, and he’s always known how rough this game is because he’s been part of it, and [been] in fact inside coups, and sooner or later it will come to haunt you.

This highlights part of the wider problem with politics: We feel free to attack, offend, and belittle those who we disagree with.

Just because someone has different views than you doesn’t mean that you should attack them, call them names, or try to offend them in any way.

Politics is a polarising topic.

But that’s no excuse for being mean.