Newshub is stoking the fires against David Seymour and Winston Peters, expressing outrage about what both have said about the appalling segregation occurring at Auckland University. Their headline screams they are facing criticism:

But are they? And who is the criticism from?

The Deputy Prime Minister and ACT Party are facing increasing criticism over their comments about a Maori and Pasifika area at the University of Auckland.   

Newshub was supplied an image of a sign at the university that said an area was a safe area for “Maori and Pasifika students”.   

It comes as the university refuses to confirm earlier reports the sign was removed in response to the politicians’ comments.  

ACT leader David Seymour praised Parmar’s comments while Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters also hit out at the area comparing it to apartheid and the KKK.   

“Some of our Universities have become a haven of ‘woke cultural brainwashing’ – where they teach, and clearly actively participate in, dangerous rhetoric and demonstrable race-based practices,” Peters said.   

“They try to justify their actions by attributing it to some sort of ‘moral cultural crusade’ and willfully ignore the direct comparisons to the KKK and the apartheid way of thinking where we are divided by race.”  


Again, who is criticising?

But on Thursday Peters is facing disagreement from his coalition partner National with Education Minister Erica Stanford telling AM she doesn’t believe it is segregation.  

“Those spaces have always been there, they were there when I was there, and I am not sure that is racial segregation because I have been in those spaces myself back in the day. They were there 30 years ago.    

Meanwhile, Opposition MP Willie Jackson lashed out at the comments and called Peters and Seymour “idiots”.  

“The reality is you’ve got a couple of idiots here. You’ve got [David] Seymour and Winston [Peters] who are trying to sidetrack…segregation…what a load of nonsense.  

“Universities have an obligation to look after minorities, to look after women, to look after rainbow, to look after Pasifika, to look after Maori.   

“Tell Seymour and Winston let’s get rid of the rooms here [Parliament] then because we’ve got a rainbow room here, we’ve got a Maori room here, we’ve got a women’s room here, we’ve got a Pasifika room here. Absolute rubbish,” the Labour MP said. 


Oh, from a woke Labour MP and a racist in the form of Willie Jackson.

But Willie Jackson has made a great suggestion, one I am sure Winston Peters will take note of… time to close down the rainbow room, the Maori room, the Women’s room and the Pasifika room at Parliament.

Winston Peters and David Seymour won’t care one jot about that criticism, they know most of the public is right behind them on this issue.

Both of them know how to count. It’s what voters think that matters, and they know they have the support of the public in attacking the woke womblism of the left.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news,...