The Herald reports:
“They’re a bloody disgrace, they’re an eyesore, it’s a disgrace in a modern society that fat people – that fat Maoris as they mostly are – are lying on our streets of our city begging.” he told Chris Lynch on NewstalkZB.
He said begging should be made illegal.
“I was in the city yesterday, in Wellington, and one bugger was standing there, he had a message, this Maori bloke, ‘I’m not on welfare’ – and this apparently was an achievement – ‘so give me money.”
“It baffles me when people say, ‘Oh leave them alone’. They should be ashamed of people begging on the streets… I’m ashamed of these people. They’re a disgrace to the human race.”
“If they want to degrade themselves, let them do it in private. We shouldn’t be subject to that.”
He said New Zealand has a welfare system and there’s a shortage in the country’s workforce so there’s no need for people to beg.
We have one of the most generous welfare systems in the world. No one needs to beg. They choose to do so, or have mental health or dependency issues.