ACT statement on Christchurch shooting
Reports of a deadly shooting at a Christchurch mosque are
deeply disturbing, says ACT Leader David Seymour.
type of incident is unheard of in New Zealand.
my deepest condolences to the victims and their families. I
sincerely hope the perpetrators are swiftly brought to
"There is no place for violence like this in our
"Whatever differences we may have should be
resolved through dialogue and debate.
"That is the
hallmark of a peaceful, democratic country", says Mr
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Whenever a political scandal breaks, party leaders have two basic options. They can confess to being in boots and all, and try to brazen it out : nothing to see here, move on. This tended to be the John Key approach. Very hard to pull that off in this case, given that it involved violating the privacy of sick New Zealanders for party political gain.
The other option is to claim innocence of this terrible, no good, highly regrettable “error of judgement” and apologise profusely for the sins of others, while absolving your own good self of any responsibility. This has been Todd Muller’s chosen path.... More>>