If this wasn’t so serious it would be funny:
Some voters distraught by election night results resorted to calling police, with one man ringing a counselling hotline and then 111.
Spooked beneficiaries also rang a Government family helpline because they were “stressed” their payments would change.
A Wairarapa man was so upset by National’s crushing win he reached out to Youthline and then called the police emergency number.
This is a sad reflection on the credulity and dependence of people who must have been told, and probably told repeatedly in spite of reassurances to the contrary from National, that if the government changed their benefits would be cut.
It’s also a really bad reflection on left wing politicians who don’t realise or don’t care that when they demonise the right, it’s the vulnerable who become the victims of their propaganda.
They need to remember that playing politics is a serious business because some people are silly enough to believe them.