Every election sees a couple of MPs enter Parliament who are – how does one put it? – possessed of odd ideas that don’t quite stand up to public scrutiny, who are quickly identified and run to ground by the press gallery. So, like a jackal stalking a genial and unsuspecting antelope, Danya Levy interviews new New Zealand First MP Richard Prosser, a former columnist for Investigate Magazine who:
dreams of a New Zealand where compulsory military training has returned and the burqa is banned.
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”.
Really puts that hypothetical Labour/Greens/NZ First coalition into perspective.