Unfortunately, because I stood for ACT twice, I still get associated with stuff that goes on in and around the party. And so I am compelled to publicly disassociate myself from this guy.
According to The Herald Mr Crimp said in an interview:
"All the white New Zealanders I've spoken to don't like the Maoris, the way they are full of crime and welfare."But here's the kicker:
Asked if his political views could be labelled racist, he said: "I don't give a stuff what I'm called. You have to look at the facts and figures. This is the problem with New Zealanders. Most of them dislike the Maoris intensely - I won't say hate - but they don't like to say so."
Act's president, Chris Simmons, said he disagreed with Mr Crimp on some areas but respected his right to have a view....Mr Simmons said the party would take Mr Crimp's money again.
ACT has utterly lost its way. It was the champion of individual rights and arch critic of collectivism, and should be the party speaking out most vehemently against racism - not tolerating and tacitly condoning it through allowing a bigot to buy influence. I am appalled.