Associate Transport Minister refers to “car fascists”

This gives you a good insight into what the Government really thinks of people who like driving cars and think that the petrol tax they pay should go on roads.

Now people do tend to throw around terms such as fascists and nazis without meaning it literally. You hear references to health nazis sometimes. I’ve not heard the term car fascist before, but presume Genter means it like someone means health nazi – a zealot.

But here’s the thing. Genter is a Minister of the Crown and Associate Transport Minister. She is not some nobody on Twitter. Could you imagine say a National Minister of Health referring to public health activists as health nazis. There would be an outcry and calls for resignation. A Minister should not be using such terms to describe people who just have different views to herself.

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