Dear Mr Robertson

I don’t know if it’s the done thing for MPs to publish constituent letters…

…but this is an example of what they can receive.

Not just to the English language.

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20 Comments

  1. I suppose it’s a bit naughty publishing it if someone could identify the sender from the logo, but who cares – whoever it is needs a damn good talking to about threatening anybody with endless bloody torture.

    Takes a bloody stupid Abrahamic religious belief to make people think up that sort of shit & come to the bizarre conclusion they’re the ones with morals !

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  2. PDB

     /  June 14, 2017

    The writer should just leave Robertson alone……….being in the Labour party is punishment enough.

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  3. Missy

     /  June 15, 2017

    This is disgraceful on the part of Robertson. No matter how much we find the sentiment of this letter distasteful Grant Robertson had no right to put on twitter a letter that was no doubt sent to him in confidence. There are other ways he could have dealt with it.

    As a (technical) constituent of Robertson’s this makes me question as to whether any of my communications with him would be treated respectfully and in confidence. This is a breach of privacy of the individual who is communicating with an MP (possibly his MP).

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    • Gezza

       /  June 15, 2017

      No sympathy for whoever the prick is that wrote that threatening peice of nasty fundamentalist christian extremist garbage, l’m afraid.

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      • Gezza

         /  June 15, 2017

        1. The writer has not been publicly identified
        2. The letter is actually a threat – and the bizzare thing is that the “tortures & fires of hell for endless eternity” punishment it threatens comes from the New Testament, not the old Testament – possibly Letters, I’d need to check. Judaism doesn’t go there – they just believe offenders will be denied life with Jaweh in paradise when it is recreated in earth.
        3. Imo, writers of letters like that should be followed up by the Police & warned that their letters are unacceptable threats of torture, & coercion to follow the beliefs of the writer, & not to be repeated or a prosecution might follow. That, or commital to a mental institution.

        Can you think of any good reason why they shouldn’t be Missy?

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        • Missy

           /  June 15, 2017

          I never said that they shouldn’t be followed up by police. Can you show me where I did? I said there are other ways to deal with it, reporting to police is one.

          I am saying he should never have tweeted it.

          Do you seriously support an MP tweeting a picture of a letter that they have received from a member of public? All, or only one’s with views you dislike? Who gets to decide which communications are bad enough to be tweeted by an MP?

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          • Gezza

             /  June 15, 2017

            What is wrong with showing that sort of crap if the writer is not identified?
            I see no problem at all with that. how do we even know he’s a constituent?
            The man’s a pest – a nasty one. The public should know those sorts of assholes are still among us. Please send back one of my roses. 🙁

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            • Missy

               /  June 15, 2017

              Right, I see where you are coming from. It is fine to tweet a picture of a letter, sent with a reasonable expectation of privacy, as long as you don’t like it or it doesn’t meet your high standards?

              There is a logo of some sort in the corner of the letter, how do you know that couldn’t identify the writer?

              you know, I am giving up, you either don’t get (or care) about the wider implications of this, or you just don’t want to.

              There is a growing trend in the world today where people are being named and shamed when their views don’t conform to the correct liberal views, it is increasingly worrying, and today’s US shooting, and an incident in Manchester over the weekend, is showing it is starting to get violent. I don’t like where it is going and it is being aided by twitter, and things like this are generally the benign start of it all.

              Robertson has contempt for the privacy of anyone who disagrees with him politically, I know I have had experience of it, but doing this is just childish, and the responses are much more mature. He is an MP FFS he should have dealt with it in a different way, he could have reported it to the police if he was concerned, he could have written a letter, but tweeting it shows a lack of ethics in my opinion.

            • Gezza

               /  June 15, 2017

              Put the lid back on the jar of hyperbolic acid. He hadn’t been named & shamed because he hasn’t been named. Good luck trying to find the logo – I had a good try, out of interest, but gave it up because it wasnt findable & even if it could be traced to an organisation – doubt it would pinpoint who the individual was. I hope it dissuades other nasty fundamentalists from sending any more such letters. Be interesting to know how you’d react if it was from a Muslim.

              Yes – we have a difference of opinion. Happy for you to give it up because I don’t much like Robertson either but I regard that letter as grossly offensive & hope the writer gets his come-uppance. Christian extremist. That’s what he is. Nasty one.

        • Gezza

           /  June 15, 2017

          1. I never said that they shouldn’t be followed up by police. Can you show me where I did? I said there are other ways to deal with it, reporting to police is one.

          1. WTF? You never mentioned it, Missy. I asked a question & now you mention it? 😕

          2. Do you seriously support an MP tweeting a picture of a letter that they have received from a member of public? 3. All, or only one’s with views you dislike?

          1. In this case, yes. Reason given above.
          2. That letter’s a threat from a nasty deluded person. Just that one. as long as the jerk is not identifed.

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      • Missy

         /  June 15, 2017

        Right, so it is okay to publish correspondence of someone, who would have had a reasonable expectation of privacy, because you don’t agree with them?

        Everyone who has a reasonable expectation of privacy in their communications deserves it, we shouldn’t get to choose who deserves to have their privacy respected based on whether we agree with them or not.

        One day you might send a letter to an MP, have an expectation that it is kept confidential and private, and then have the MP put it on twitter because they don’t agree with it, would you be happy with that? Someone probably wouldn’t have sympathy with your communications being published either if they disagreed with what you said and your political/religious point of view.

        I wouldn’t, and I wouldn’t trust Grant Robertson to keep any communications private now. How can anyone trust him as MP if he is willing to publish private communications because he doesn’t agree with it?

        This is nothing to do with what the person wrote, it is about Grant Robertson breaching the trust of a constituent who wrote to him with a reasonable expectation of privacy – that is wrong.

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        • Gezza

           /  June 15, 2017

          Massive overreaction. Sorry. Answer to my question above?

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          • Missy

             /  June 15, 2017

            I don’t think being concerned about an MP breaching privacy is an over reaction.

            Sorry, I was obviously writing my post at the same time you did yours and missed it when I posted mine & then was on tube (no service)

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            • Gezza

               /  June 15, 2017

              There is nothing shown in that letter that constitues a breach of privacy. Nobody but the nasty piece of work who wrote it & Robertson know who that is from the twitter pic.

              If you believe that is a breach of privacy, why not lodge a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner or Parliamentary Services & report back?

            • Missy

               /  June 15, 2017

              How do you know there is nothing that constitutes a breach of privacy? Someone may be able to identify the little logo on the top and identify the writer from that.

              If I do lodge a complaint I won’t be reporting back, I am still old fashioned enough to believe communications addressed to me are sent with an expectation of privacy and shouldn’t be shared publicly.

            • Gezza

               /  June 15, 2017

              Fine ! 🙄 😡

              Still luv ya like a sister tho. Don’t be grumpy wiv me for too long. 🙁

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