New Zealand First deputy leader Peter Brown told a campaign meeting that New Zealand doesn’t want immigrants from countries with a class system or where women are subservient to men.
There is more than a little irony in this statement coming from a man who came from Britain. But if he didn’t see that he probably wouldn’t recognise the contradiction between his words and the inherent sexism in this statement either:
In this country “Jack is as good as his master, and Jack’s wife is as good as Jack”, he said
Perhaps he hasn’t noticed that in New Zealand women are individuals in their own right, with their own names and not just appendages to men.
Hat Tip: Keeping Stock
UPDATE: Keeping Stock has a caption competition.
UPDATE 2: Ex-expat also takes issue with the racism in Brown’s comments.