Conservative Party Spoof gets Overwhelming Response
Spoof gets Overwhelming Response
Conservative Party publically launched a campaign mimicking
the Greens call to fund Russell Norman’s defamation
“I think the Greens campaign is completely
misleading. Russell Norman is trying to turn his
make-believe statements into some sort of moral crusade,”
says Colin Craig. “The fact is he lied about my
viewpoints, and now he’s trying to cover that
Today’s response was suggested by Conservative
Party members and supporters who wanted to be part of
holding Mr Norman to account.
“Frankly the support has
been overwhelming. Pledges are coming in so fast we are
struggling to get an up to date number, however our goals to
get 500 pledges and raise $50,000 have already been
“The public are really excited about
raising the level of political debate. The most common
response I’m hearing is that ‘it’s about time someone
took a stand.’ Total strangers are approaching me just to
express their support,” Mr Craig says.
becoming clear that New Zealanders are truly tired of the
low standard of political debate, and of politicians who
think they have a licence to lie when it suits their
The Keep the Greens Honest campaign webpage
can be found at the address below.
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Issue 49: Werewolf Weekender
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