R Paterson (The Weekend Sun, November 3) finds Jacinda Ardern's left-wing socialist, agnostic, feminist, carbon emission tax, Maori separatist, treatyist, and child poverty sympathies scary. Well she is not a socialist. Socialists believe in government control of everything. About half the population is agnostic according to the 2013 census. As a feminist she wants equitable treatment for women. So does the majority of the population. Only fools believe that climate change is not serious. She is not a Maori separatist. They want separate Maori government. Three of the four major political parties are treatyists (supporting the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi). The majority of voters from the recent election want child poverty removed, and if it costs money it will be worth it. R Paterson should stop being scared of Jacinda and go fishing. P Dey, Welcome Bay.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Stop being scared of Jacinda