Q+A – Bridges would punish universities who ‘interfere with free speech’

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges was interviewed on Q + A last night. He said “Universities could face funding cuts in extreme cases if they interfere with free speech”.

One thing worse than Universities deciding what could be freely spoken on campus could be politicians making financial threats over what could be freely spoken on campus.

haven’t had time to listen to the interview, but the headline from it is not flash.

23 Comments

  1. Blazer

     /  August 13, 2018

    reeks odf desperation….he really has N.F.I.

  2. robertguyton

     /  August 13, 2018

    Attack the unis, chanting, TOTALITARIAN, TOTALITARIAN!! ; masterstroke, National!

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  August 13, 2018

      No Lefty enclave is safe from its taxpayers. Time to panic, Robert.

    • Gezza

       /  August 13, 2018

      Trying right at the start to justify Judiths fake news tweet as basically completely unimportant & “Just one of those things: hey we all all do it” (kinda) wasn’t very convincing. I think his diction’s improving – must be getting voice coaching. Still an ackshilly or two but they’re probably ineradicable.

      Keep it up Simon. You stand to win the diction war with Jacinda from Wycaddo.

      He still dances around too much. He says one thing & then qualifies it with so many ifs buts and maybes I end up not sure what his policy is – and I dunno if he is. 😳

  3. David

     /  August 13, 2018

    I would halt all funding to Massey immediately until they fired her then I would have DIA deport her.
    I would go a step further and insist all universities fire 50% of their lecturers and replace them with staff who have libertarian and rightish wing views, I would give them 2 years to do this or cut their funding off entirely.
    I would also defund any university that has a gender studies department and make it illegal to teach such a course.

    • Gezza

       /  August 13, 2018

      I think your career in politics is over before it even started, David. 😎

      • David

         /  August 13, 2018

        Really. I thought that was a winning platform

        • Gezza

           /  August 13, 2018

          I would halt all funding to Massey immediately until they fired her
          Snowflake’s chance in hell.

          then I would have DIA deport her.
          We don’t have a DIA.

          I would go a step further and insist all universities fire 50% of their lecturers
          They’ll see you in Court. Cost you $ millions for unjustified dismissal & punitive damges for hurt feelings.

          and replace them with staff who have libertarian and rightish wing views
          Probably see you deported by DIA.

          I would give them 2 years to do this or cut their funding off entirely
          If not shot by some Mongrel Mob academic.

          I would also defund any university that has a gender studies department and make it illegal to teach such a course
          You won’t able to go anywhere or sleep at night for the waving of placards, throwing of dildos, banging of pots, & screeching & wailing thru megaphones of high pitched voices from feminazis, gender fluids, intersexers & pangenders. We’ll probably end up with more of them.

          Got no show I’m afraid. 😐

          • David

             /  August 13, 2018

            Dammit Gezza I need a re think now.

          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  August 13, 2018

            If not shot by some Mongrel Mob academic

            Or Stormtrooper

            • Gezza

               /  August 13, 2018

              The Stormtrooper guy wasn’t the one who said “bring a gun”.

              Might have been a MMMster.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  August 13, 2018

              One of his followers did. Don’t know that one’s patch status.

    • lurcher1948

       /  August 13, 2018

      I would cut the price of 5% beer as a matter of policy and up the pension

      • Corky

         /  August 13, 2018

        Hold on son. National will do a lot of cutting when they regain power.

  4. Zedd

     /  August 13, 2018

    Bridges just proving.. he is just not PM material

    btw; K Campbell (panel).. sounded like he is almost panicking about the economy, under this ‘loony left’ Govt. 😀
    Suffer ya SMUG prick !

  5. Blazer

     /  August 13, 2018

    the latest Business Incompetence survey shows a high rate of inefficient,over paid ,under performing management.

    FBU heads the list.

  6. Ray

     /  August 13, 2018

    Interesting that the local representatives of the left are falling back on the put down against the opposition leader “he doesn’t sound like us” attack line that worked oh so well against John Key.
    You don’t think it just comes across just a bit elitist?

  7. Alan Wilkinson

     /  August 13, 2018

    Lefty Progressives have corrupted the institutions that once fought for freedoms and civil liberties:
    https://nypost.com/2018/08/11/the-splcs-terrible-year-just-got-worse/

    • Conspiratoor

       /  August 13, 2018

      Interesting Al, But you’re running a fine line there posting a piece that doesnt fit the narrative…

      “Sessions acknowledged that the SPLC at one time “did important work in South”: As an Alabama prosecutor he worked with it to convict a Ku Klux Klan member who’d murdered a black teenager.”

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  August 13, 2018

        ? That just makes my point?

        As does the non-existent contribution of our Council for Civil Liberties to the recent controversies here.

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