Meet your new List MP #1

December 4th, 2011 at 12:00 pm by David Farrar

Danya Levy at SST reports:

New MP dreams of a New Zealand where compulsory military training has returned and the burqa is banned.

The Canterbury-based NZ First list MP has some controversial ideas, many of which he has voiced in his column in Investigate magazine.

The 44-year-old is one of eight NZ First MPs elected to parliament last week. …

Compulsory military training had many social, economic and military benefits, Prosser has written. He stands by that, saying it would be good for New Zealand.

He also stands by his call that New Zealand should follow France’s lead and ban the burqa – a move which had, he wrote, outraged “Muslims, leftists, commies, pinkos, the entire anti-white western civilisation brigade, along with their media toadies”.

You know a Labour/Green/NZ First Government could be quite enjoyable, from a spectator point of view.

Prosser acknowledged he was not a “lone wolf” and his ideas would have to go through the party framework.

“But I’ve got a mark to make. I don’t come in here thinking I know everything, but I’m not going to breathe through my nose.

Absolutely. I encourage all new NZ First MPs to speak their minds.

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32 Responses to “Meet your new List MP #1”

  1. Don the Kiwi (1,650 comments) says:

    If Richard is able to hold his place on the parliamentary benches, having read some of his columns (which I enjoyed in the main) I would suggest that it is more likely that he would conform more to National’s way of thinking than Labour’s. He strikes me as being rather right of centre.

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  2. Other_Andy (2,515 comments) says:

    Change ‘compulsory military training’ with a year long compulsory community service (Which could include joining the army for a year as an option) and I would probably support that.

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  3. Viking2 (11,283 comments) says:

    Don the Kiwi (659) Says:
    December 4th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    It is more likely that he would conform more to National’s way of thinking than Labour’s. He strikes me as being rather right of centre.

    What are you talking about Don.
    even your boss says he is centre left of right which is not the same as right of centre.
    NZFisrt in now the right of centre party. And the only one as well.

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  4. V (694 comments) says:

    Is burqa wearing a problem in NZ?

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  5. The Scorned (719 comments) says:

    Just another socialist who thinks the individual belongs to the state. Fuck off Prosser you creep.

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  6. IHStewart (388 comments) says:

    ” Prosser, who ran for the Democrats for Social Credit in Otago in 2005, said he had been a supporter of National and Act and, as a “young and idealistic” man, once voted for the Greens.

    He had an “epiphany” about joining NZ First after seeing party leader Winston Peters give a speech in his home town, Rangiora, about 18 months ago”

    Great to see such flexibility of thought.

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  7. V (694 comments) says:

    He had an epihany about earning a salary on the taxpayer tit morelike.

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  8. Paulus (2,565 comments) says:

    There is only one voice in NZF – Winston. He does not allow anyone to speak for HIS party. Watch and see.
    Anybody else putting forward any view will be stamped upon immediately. Cannot they learn from history of Winston.

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  9. BlueGriffon (204 comments) says:

    Kerre’s columns is great today:

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10770688

    The funniest bit:
    “Sooooo,” I’ve been asking, “when you ticked New Zealand First as your party of choice, what did you want to happen?”
    “I just wanted Winston to get in to keep the Government honest,” they reply.
    “And what about the other members of New Zealand First? Did you know who was on the party list?”
    “No,” they replied as one. “We just thought we’d be getting Winston.”

    ROFL x 100

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  10. Grant Michael McKenna (1,157 comments) says:

    Microwaveable popcorn is on special at my local Countdown. I’m stocking up.

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  11. wat dabney (3,724 comments) says:

    Change ‘compulsory military training’ with a year long compulsory community service (Which could include joining the army for a year as an option) and I would probably support that.

    Both propositions start with the assumption that everyone is the property of the state. Slavery in other words

    Call me an incorrigible old right-winger but such schemes can legitimately be resisted using whatever force is necessary.

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  12. joana (1,983 comments) says:

    Richard Prosser is a very good speaker.

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  13. joe90 (273 comments) says:

    Call me an incorrigible old right-winger but such schemes can legitimately be resisted using whatever force is necessary.

    Gee wat, the land of the free and the home of the brave use the Selective Service System so I’d expect an incorrigible old right-winger to be one of the first to register.

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  14. JamesS (352 comments) says:

    NZ First members in days gone by were all mice; they sat back said and did nothing and lost their seats.
    I hope this Prosser bloke does stand up and say what he believes in to broaden things a bit and let people know there is more to NZ First than just Winston.

    It would be interesting to watch Select Committee hearings on CMT; the Police Association, for example, giving its opinion on the wisdom of teaching substantial numbers of South Auckland street kids how to use machine guns

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  15. Inky_the_Red (744 comments) says:

    Face it NZ First has been the most succesful minor Party under MMP. Twice NZ First has got more than 10% of the vote. Despite the quality of their candidates they get votes consistency. ACT rely winning a National stronghold, United Future have only once attracted any sort of support.

    To me NZ First is Muldoonist. However NZ voter have time and time again voted for the socially conservative, nationalism, mixed economy espoused by Winston and his Party.

    They are a party that represent a large proportion of NZ. Yes they attract nutters but so do every party. And let’s be honest most politicians are nutters with their strange view of the world. NZ First may appear to be more extreme in the nutcase count but for all I know numbers 40 and 53 on the National Party list may be a nutters too.

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  16. Ross Miller (1,681 comments) says:

    Well aged 44 Prosser never did CMT or National Service so clearly he is talking with the benefit of ‘great’ experience. Bit like all those who line up for capital punishment, until they kill someone.

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  17. Scott (1,736 comments) says:

    Prosser is great! He is not PC,he speaks his mind and is as far removed from the liberal left as it is possible to imagine.

    Military training is definitely something right wingers are supportive of. Wat Dabney you wouldn’t know a right winger if it bit you. The idea of wasted youth getting military training to toughen them up and give them some discipline is an excellent idea. It is a lot better than them hanging around on a benefit doing nothing.

    Banning the burqua excellent idea. You want to be taken over by Muslims? Fine. But I believe in this country and I believe in God and I believe in the greatness of western civilization.

    Prosser is an excellent antidote to girls blouse liberals that infest the blogosphere. More power to him.

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  18. thedavincimode (6,590 comments) says:

    V

    Is burqa wearing a problem in NZ?

    It is for me. I can’t find where to buy one.

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  19. nasska (10,917 comments) says:

    thedavincimode

    Just modify a letter box & paint it matt black.

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  20. thedavincimode (6,590 comments) says:

    Won’t it look a bit silly with my arms poking out the side?

    I could put black stockings on them, but I can’t help think that it would detract from the overall effect (apart from the eyes of course, which will be perfect).

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  21. nasska (10,917 comments) says:

    thedavincimode

    I think you’ll have to improvise here. Perhaps the addition of a black out curtain loosely draped over the shoulders accessorised with a NZ Post logo would complete the effect.

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  22. bereal (3,137 comments) says:

    Anyone who has outraged muslims and wants to ban the burqa must be a good bloke.

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  23. Other_Andy (2,515 comments) says:

    @WD
    “Call me an incorrigible old right-winger but such schemes can legitimately be resisted using whatever force is necessary.”

    Fair enough…
    There might be some positives though. At the moment some people don’t contribute to society at all. Using compulsory community service we might help a few escape a life of idleness and crime. Who knows, some might learn some valuable skills (discipline, co-operation etc.).

    @Inky
    “To me NZ First is Muldoonist.”
    New Zealand First is ‘Winstonist’. The party will do whatever is most profitable for Winston. They should rename it Winston First.

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  24. Johnboy (15,602 comments) says:

    Give me a ring at 0800 SHEEPISH Leonardo.

    I can do sheepskin burqua’s in any colour you fancy! :)

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  25. tristanb (1,133 comments) says:

    @O_A:

    Change ‘compulsory military training’ with a year long compulsory community service (Which could include joining the army for a year as an option) and I would probably support that.

    Sure, you can go and work on a collective farm or factory for your community service. I hear that historically such government-run endeavours have done really well.

    @Scott:

    Military training is definitely something right wingers are supportive of.

    Compulsory training? I’m not sure that having the government force you do something you don’t want to do is typically “right-wing”. In fact, much like what the “left” does, it’s forcing your beliefs on to others.

    Leftie: “Poor people need money… but not my money I, I earned that, we should tax other people, all those richer than me.”
    Uniform fanatic: “Military service is good for the spirit and the soul… but I can’t do it, I have a career to maintain, how about other people, all those 18-24 year olds?”

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  26. bhudson (4,736 comments) says:

    Is that Richard “we should have an independent republic of the South Island” Prosser?

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  27. Psycho Milt (2,368 comments) says:

    I’m not sure that having the government force you do something you don’t want to do is typically “right-wing”.

    Then you’re not well acquainted with the meaning of “right wing.”

    You know a Labour/Green/NZ First Government could be quite enjoyable, from a spectator point of view.

    About as likely as a Labour/National/NZ First govt. Odd that Labour treats NZ First as a potential coalition partner though, given that NZF is even more conservative than National – I respect Labour that much the less for it.

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  28. Johnboy (15,602 comments) says:

    I’m sure the whole Labour party has gone into deep mourning after seeing you have lost respect for them Tim! :)

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  29. Other_Andy (2,515 comments) says:

    @tristanb
    “Sure, you can go and work on a collective farm or factory for your community service.”

    You obviously haven’t heard of ‘Zivildienst’ as an alternative for compulsory military service.
    Switzerland and Austria have a ‘Zivildienst’ and Germany used to have one. I prefer the Austrian and German model.
    They can serve in the army OR in the;
    Coastguard
    Emergency Medical Services
    Fire Service
    Organised the same as militairy service without the weapons training.

    Nothing to do with collective farms or factories.

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  30. DJP6-25 (1,313 comments) says:

    As far as I know, Richard Prosser the NZ First MP is no relation. I sure hope not.

    cheers

    David Prosser

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  31. SplicedGene (2 comments) says:

    Is Prosser standing by all the claims he made in his column?

    In Feb 05 he wrote “just for the record, I do happen to think that there is a Great Conspiracy, and I do happen to think that the UN is pure evil supported only by utter fools, and is an integral part of it.”

    http://www.thebriefingroom.com/archives/2008/03/eyes_right_feb.html

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  32. BlairM (2,307 comments) says:

    Ah, I’d forgotten what FUN NZ First were when they were in parliament – provided they stayed in opposition of course. The minute they get any real political power I lose my sense of humour for them very very quickly… :-/

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