Posts Tagged ‘ACT’

Seymour warns about neighbours with mental health issues

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Act Party leader and Epsom MP David Seymour has been accused of fuelling prejudice after he sent a letter to constituents warning that tenants in a new housing development could have mental health issues. Seymour stands by the letter, saying that the social housing development had a history of anti-social behaviour and he was “telling Read more

ACT party says people on benefit should not have babies

Monday, August 28th, 2017

ACT party leader David Seymour says if his party helps form the next Government, beneficiaries who “keep having children” will have their financial freedom taken away. Speaking in the minor party leaders debate last Saturday Seymour said having babies while on the benefit was an “outrage” to working parents, and “the biggest driver of child poverty Read more

Poor people should not have children

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Families who can’t afford children shouldn’t be having them, says the ACT Party’s new deputy leader, Beth Houlbrooke. And her leader, David Seymour agrees with her, saying  too many children were being born into poverty. The Spinoff (an online magazine) followed up on this story by posting a list of 25 people ACT thinks should Read more

ACT leader thinks incest should not be a crime

Friday, February 28th, 2014

In an article published on The Ruminator website, New Act Leader Jamie Whyte was asked whether the state should intervene if adult siblings wanted to marry each other. “Well personally, I don’t think they [the State] should. However, it’s a matter of almost no significance because it just doesn’t happen.” Whyte said  that this was his are his Read more

Time to face uncomfortable truths about our offenders

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Jail is for them, not us, is a white middle class understanding that’s well-illustrated by the case of Rick Bryant, the ageing rocker currently appealing against his jail sentence for drug dealing. I follow his case with interest. Nobody who was at university at the same time as Rick could forget him, in part because Read more

ACT Party a party of cowards

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

An ACT ad campaign launched at the weekend has echoes of leader Don Brash’s controversial Orewa speech in 2004. It was condemned yesterday by the Maori and Mana parties. Former ad man for ACT John Ansell has branded it “a party of cowards” after he was forced to step down over his comments about Maori. The Read more