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Watch: Seymour explains why he didn’t talk to Parliament protesters

Seymour told Sean Plunket of The Platform that ‘reasonable conditions’ weren’t met and a ‘tiny, tiny’ minority ruined it for everyone.

ACT party leader David Seymour was questioned by The Platform host Sean Plunket today over his refusal to go down walk among the anti-mandate Parliament protesters.

Seymour said reaonable conditions had not been met. Had they been, he would have gone down, he said. The conditions were:

  • ‘Let small businesses operate
  • ‘Stop the threats, which were serious and real – they were from a tiny percentage of people, but they were real
  • ‘Stop harassment of passersby.’

When asked to provide more detail about the threats, Seymour said he had seen online discussion to kidnap politicians and hold ‘show trials’.

While Seymour said the threats were credible, Plunket dismissed the concerns because, ‘there’s a long way between online discussions and credible plans… there’s a lot of shyte online.’

Plunket told Seymour he didn’t believe the latter’s life or safety was at risk.

‘We were doing everything to bring people together, but it wasn’t possible in that circumstance,’ said Seymour. ‘I actually think that if we want to have better dialogue then we’ve got to accept the facts and truths that occured, and also accept… while it was a tiny, tiny minority of people that ruined it for everybody, there were a lot of very reasonable people that felt they’d been pushed out of society that it would have been good to talk to.’

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  1. Yeah I don’t care why at this point. What I will say is I’ll never vote for ACT again. The one positive is at least we know what they stand for….which as far as I can see is just more of the same….

  2. If David did feel any empathy for any person involved in the protest (for whatever their reason) surely he would have opened up an opportunity for dialogue once the dust had settled and the protest had concluded.
    Post the protest…..Has anyone been heard? Have mandated people been allowed back into their roles? Do we have an agency and appropriate treatment pathways and enough Specialists to monitor the genuine vaccine injured? I would envisage the answers would be categorically’No’.
    Albeit David did a fine job with the assisted dying issues, it would be fair to say… that’s where it stopped.
    I seriously considered voting for ACT however I have now concluded this would likely be a wasted vote come October.

  3. Most Zionist J*** do not interact with the Goyin; – THAT is why DS never met with the protestors, patriots, etc..

  4. ACT wants to put up the retirement age immediately-so that’s a big NOOOOOOOO from this household. Typical thing for a desk dwelling paper shufflers to think is OK. Never mind all the people who do physical work for a job. I am mid 50s and already munted. No way can I last until I am 67.

  5. “…there’s a lot of shyte online.”
    Pot calling kettle black.
    Too many self-interested politicians, bureaucrats and business “leaders” full of their own inane hubris.

  6. If you look at the psychopathy that U.S. Attorney-General Merrick Garland (a ***) displays during sub-committee hearings, Seymour behaves the same way!
    See George Simon’s ‘List of 20 Types of Psychological Manipulations’, and you’ll recognise the arcane modus of Seymour’s Talmudic incitement and Noahide-style of enforced Zionism.
    I’ll have NONE of that!
    Result; everyone I know is voting for the NZ Loyal Party!

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