Response to Winston Peters support of UN Migration Compact

NZ First got voter support due to their hard line stance on immigration. After he announced Government approval of a UN Migration Compact Winston Peters is taking a hammering on the NZ First Facebook page:

Peter Evans:

NZ FIRST FINISHED. Winston Peters and the greatest act of political TREACHERY in our history.
Peters is a liar a fraud and a self serving conman. NZFIRST is finished.

Jenny Cunningham:

Lower immigration and putting NZers first was what he campaigned on. He’s a total turncoat. I feel a bit sick actually

Raewyn Fisher:

The government are traitors to the NZ people

Tommy Way:

I voted for NZ first for there hard line on this topic.
But looks like Winston has sold his soul for power.
You lose my vote next election

William Coakley:

Lost my vote then. We need to start a petition about this. Otherwise NZ will turn into a dump like all those cities in europe.

Allan Farr:

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Jefffery Bredenbeck:

No way should this government have signed this pact. When were us the people asked ?. This document limits the media or anyone from disagreeing with uncontrolled immigration, and thats ok ?

Greg Warden:

I have nothing but contempt for Winston Peters now. Signing that UN migration pact is signing away our sovereignty and taking away the right of this country to make it’s own decisions. We need a Donald Trump as our leader !!

Stephenie van Dusschoten

SAD!!! Anything to do with the UN is MASS MIGRATION…goodbye New Zealand….

Kelly Carmont

why sign it if it means nothing, hidden agenda maybe?

Sheree Rihari

Lost my vote Mr Peters. I think you have miscalculated very badly any support you think you may have had around this issue. Pity. I have voted NZ First for the last 4 elections and Im not in your target demographic, but never again.

Michael Wilson

You have really let down the NZ public on this one.. Such an important issue should have had a lot more consultation with the people of NZ… We didn’t vote you in to look after the UN’s plans and ambitions, We voted you in to act in the best interests of NEW ZEALANDERS!!

Barry Trimboli

Winston. You’ve just screwed us mate.
I did not vote for you so you could bend over to the UN. What you’ve done here goes against everything you campaigned on. You’ve looked us in the eyes and lied.
With one signature, you’ve just lost half your supporters. Good luck trying to get us back on board for 2020. I’ll remember this, my two ticks will be going elsewhere next time.

And it goes on.

It is surprising to see people surprised by Peters in Government acting quite different to how he speaks in Opposition, but this is not a happy bunch of (claimed) NZ First voters.

This could be a good illustration of why small parties supporting a Government struggle to maintain voter support. Being a part of Government inevitably involves making compromises. It’s just that in Opposition Peters had an uncompromising stance in his tough talk on immigration.


  1. PartisanZ

     /  20th December 2018

    Initial response: Suckers! Who gives a fuck?

    Second thought: NZFirst were finished anyhow, long ago, having betrayed most of their policies in the Coalition Agreement … How soon their diehard fans forget … Altzhiemers probably …

    Main Course: Hence is the depth of Rightie ‘Patriotic’ & ‘Nationalist’ paranoia revealed …

    And Four Dessert: “Consultation?” When do the people of NZ get “consulted” about things like this? Like FTAs? Trans Pacific Partnerships?

    Immigration is the reverse side “pay-off” of FTA globalization and only the UN is trying to put some ethical parameters around it while ‘politicians’ like Peters play it as the Joker in the ‘Race Card’ pack …

    • Trevors_elbow

       /  20th December 2018

      Ttpa was an election issue. It wasn’t a big deal to majority of votes. .. false equivalence from you again parti… no surprises there then

      • PartisanZ

         /  20th December 2018

        And here we are talking about immigration being an election issue … Go figure!

  2. J Bloggs

     /  20th December 2018

    This is quite possibly the best sign Winston’s given that he intend to finish his political career at the end of this term.

    If, as I suspect, he is not returning to parliament again, then there is no reason for him to keep the NZ First ship afloat. And with this move he’s well and truly torpedoed it for any potential successor. I can’t see Shane Jones or Ron Marks pulling the party out of the death spiral from this one.

    • Gezza

       /  20th December 2018

      And the really sweet thing about it all is, to rub his “Thanks suckers, I’ve had a ball” in their faces, he’ll be picking up a knighthood on the way out. 😀

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  20th December 2018

        I hope not.Labour doesn’r hold with such things.

    • PartisanZ

       /  20th December 2018

      “Death spiral” from a near-miss birdstrike and all … !!!

      Like … there’s nothing to actually get in a tailspin about.

  3. Karen

     /  20th December 2018

    I think its hilarious that anyone is surprised by this!

    Winston has never ever been the guy his deluded supporters think he is and theres absolutely nothing unusual about this for him.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  20th December 2018

      Winstons voters are perpetually both surprised and surprising – either they just keep voting for him or they keep dying off and being replaced by a new lot of gullible geriatrics.

      • PartisanZ

         /  20th December 2018

        You could say that Alan … Or you could say …

        Both Winston’s voters are perpetually surprised and surprised …

    • The Consultant

       /  20th December 2018

      I think its hilarious that anyone is surprised by this!

      I prefer the phrase, “deeply funny”. If you trawl a DuckDuckGo search through Kiwiblog in 2017 it’s amazing how many Winston voters there were who were arguing that although he’d broken promises in the past, when it came to the Maori Seats and immigration this time Winston would remain true to his word.

      Oh – and “stiffen National’s spine”. That was another oft-repeated classic.

  4. Strong For Life

     /  20th December 2018

    Hypocrisy of the highest level from Winston Peters. What a surprise!

  5. The Consultant

     /  20th December 2018

    • PartisanZ

       /  20th December 2018

      We don’t get fooled again …
      And again …
      And again …
      And again …
      And again …
      And again …

  6. sorethumb

     /  20th December 2018

    So you thing only a few people will care? And there will be no repercussions for having been suckered? “Just the Alt-right? Perhaps this will be a turning point?

    • PartisanZ

       /  20th December 2018

      Yes … and perhaps Peters will get back into Parliament and NZFirst back into government?

  7. sorethumb

     /  20th December 2018

    Nationalism is back in fashion.

  8. We are invited to vote for pathetic things like flags and medicinal herbs but we don,t get to vote on the big issues that will significantly affect our life in NZ … Over population / immigration, TPPA. Look for a new party that rises to represent what the majority of New Zealanders expect for their country… These old dogs of parties are out of control. My family has invested 6 generations of energy in building a modern country that was to be better than the one they left. Opportunity to succeed, freedom from class systems and religious power, over population and working class poverty- England in the early 1800s. They sacrificed much in the beginning to build a better country for their descendants that followed. Not for third world immigrants from over populated or/and dysfunctional countries to plunder more than a century later.

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