scoop.co.nz 25 Mar, 2021 01:15 am

Labour Quick To Condemn Adesanya But Not Mallard

Labour Quick To Condemn Adesanya But Not Mallard
Labour has shown it has a double standard when it comes to “flippant” comments about sexual assault, National’s Shadow Leader of the House Chris Bishop says. “It’s a bit rich for Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson to publicly chastise ...

“It’s a bit rich for Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson to publicly chastise UFC fighter Israel Adesanya for his ‘rape’ comment while Labour continues to back Trevor Mallard.“The Deputy Prime Minister says rape is an issue that people should not be making ‘flippant’ comments about.“The Prime Minister’s comments also show she has her blinkers up with regard to this new information.“I urge the Prime Minister and her Labour MPs to reflect on their continued support of Trevor Mallard and allow this debate to finally happen.

“The behaviour you walk past is the behaviour you are prepared to accept, Prime Minister.So with that in mind, will he or Jacinda Ardern publicly rebuke Trevor Mallard for the way he treated a former Parliamentary staffer?

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