- Don Franks, Workers Party candidate for Wellington Central 2008
The Dominion Post warns of a malicious workers’ enemy currently lurking in New Zealand.
What “it” supposedly “wants to see (on workers tables) are scraps of stale bread and cups of cold water.” Along with “the power and the phone cut off, holes in the roof, and the car up on blocks in the front yard.”
“Nothing delights it more than the sight of padlocked factory gates, and the sobbing of laid-off workers is music to its ears.”
According to Dominion Post columnist Chris Trotter, this inhumanity embodies none other than the revolutionary component of the political left. He specifically cites the Workers Party as an example.
According to Trotter:
“The more the National Party cuts back and hacks away at the workers’ economic and social rights the better the revolutionaries like it.
“The far Left is always at its unhappiest when Labour is in power. In no time at all they’ve got the power and the phone reconnected, filled up the fridge, got a bit of a fire going in the grate, slipped a couple of pizzas in the oven, and cracked open a few cool ones.” (From The Left, Dominion Post 12/12/2008)
Chris may have forgotten that it was under Labour that Mrs Folole Muliaga tragically lost her life when her power was cut off.