Field on Peters

September 27th, 2008 at 12:00 pm by David Farrar

Taito Phillip Field explains why he voted to censure Peters in the Herald.

Mr Peters has claimed the was biased and hit out at the Maori Party for betraying him and at Mr Field, saying theMangere MP “did not understand loyalty”.

This is loyalty, as practised in Siciliy I suspect?

Mr Field acknowledged Mr Peters had supported him. “I have a lot of time for Winston and I am supportive of him. I’ve always considered Winston a friend, but I had to make an honest decision which had respect for the privileges committee process.”

Winston thinks it is all about him, but for many MPs it was about recognising the fact the Privileges Committee heard all the evidence, and reached fair conclusions.

In the same report:

Meanwhile a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority about a billboard saying: “When Winston says no, he means no. Yeah right.” has failed.

The complainant, N. Keesing, said it was “defamatory and racially discriminating towards Winston Peters”.

The authority ruled that it would be seen in a humorous light and did not meet the “threshold to effect a breach of the code of ethics”.

How is the Tui billboard racially discriminating??

It may however be an election advertisement. I have asked the to rule on whether or not it is.

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16 Responses to “Field on Peters”

  1. GerryandthePM (328 comments) says:

    He, who will lie for you, will lie against you.

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  2. reid (16,111 comments) says:

    Hey didn’t the censure motion include filing amended returns for 05, 06 and 07?

    Peters said he wasn’t going to. What’s the options if he doesn’t?

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  3. talkglobally (7 comments) says:

    Good on PF for sticking to his ‘principles’ but he might be better to keep a low profile, otherwise he could be accused of the ‘pot calling the kettle black’…no?

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  4. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    Doesn’t really matter what the options are because Helen won’t use them

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  5. adc (582 comments) says:

    racially discriminating towards Winston Peters

    I wonder how Winston would feel about this N. Keesing classifying him as being a race all of his own.

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  6. adc (582 comments) says:

    p.s Censure needs to be redefined to include the removal of body parts. Otherwise it’s like Hans Brix vs Kim Jong Il in Team America.

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  7. BlairM (2,307 comments) says:

    Hah! Nick is a character. I’m pretty sure he complained just for the hell of it rather than any actual outrage.

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  8. Murray (8,842 comments) says:

    I may be in the minority but I don’t actually care what one corupt politician says about another at this point.

    Door, ass, way out.

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  9. PhilBest (5,120 comments) says:

    DPF:

    “…..How is the Tui billboard racially discriminating??

    It may however be an election advertisement. I have asked the Electoral Commission to rule on whether or not it is……”

    I said way back in the early stages of the EFB, that any administration that bans a “Tui Billboard” does so at their peril…..how DARE they touch a Kiwi icon like that……

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  10. Seamonkey Madness (328 comments) says:

    “…but I had to make an honest decision…”

    Ha! LOL!!

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  11. clintheine (1,569 comments) says:

    Is it me but isn’t the name N. Keesing sound awfully familiar??

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  12. mara (752 comments) says:

    Who gives a flying rat’s arse what Field thinks about anything? His continued presence in Parliament in a continual reminder to me that we now live in a banana republic. Why else would we continue to pay people of such low calibre? It is embarrassing and inexplicable to me. Am I missing something when I suggest that we should have intelligent and credible people on the Govt. payroll?

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  13. mara (752 comments) says:

    I meant intelligent and credible people in Parliament; not the Govt. payroll.

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  14. Glutaemus Maximus (2,207 comments) says:

    So Winston Peters, which charity(ies) did you give the money to?

    If there was no ‘gift’ of our money, then where is it?

    Oh and by the way what is your tax liability on all those gifts?

    And when do you intend to cough up?

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  15. slightlyrighty (2,499 comments) says:

    I note that the ASA also recieved a complaint relating to the Labour budget 2008 pamphlet. The complainant referred to the fact that the photo of one Helen Clark, which was prominent on the pamphlet, was outdated.

    The ASA ruled that there was no grounds to proceed. Mores the pity really. ;)

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  16. john terris (9 comments) says:

    DON’T WRITE WINNIE OFF.
    While being no supporter of the guy, I notice that the polls are showing only 2-3% for his party and that is encouraging the commentators to write him off as a serious prospect for seats in the new parliament.
    This is wish-fulfillment journalism, because they hate him (and he them) but also a BIG mistake. The reason for saying this is that people often lie to pollsters and in my view, many who support Win will not tell some fresh-faced kid with a clipboard how they intend to vote because of all the media flack their man is getting. On the other hand they will gleefully give him a tick come Election Day, on a “Here’s- Mud- In- Your- Eye- You- Media- Bastards” basis.
    The media will have helped the Man They Love To Hate enormously if he succeeds, by making him a martyr among his own, a role which he plays to perfection

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