Jacinda Adern’s regime is a dictatorship and she is a tyrant.

Winston Peters, currently out of office is NZ’s most senior politician, senior statesman and until 2020, Jacinda’s deputy PM.

Speaking to RNZ, Peters said he thought the notice was “a joke” when it first arrived in his mailbox. Asked whether he’d ignore the notice, Peters said he’d “do a whole lot more than that… It must not go unchallenged.”

Winston Peters trespassed: Jacinda Ardern pushes back on Trevor Mallard’s call

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has asked Speaker Trevor Mallard to speak to other parties about the decision to trespass former deputy prime minister Winston Peters from Parliament.

Peters said he was trespassed from Parliament for two years after attending the occupation by the anti-vaccine and anti-mandate protesters.

Peters attended after a trespass notice was issued to the protesters, saying they could no longer occupy the lawn of Parliament as they had erected tents and were blocking off roads.

Former National MP Matt King has also been sent a letter trespassing him from Parliament grounds.

Peters blamed Mallard for the move.

On Monday night, Mallard said the decisions about trespass were being made by Parliamentary security, not him.

Winston Peters attended the protest weeks after protesters were issued a trespass notice.
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Winston Peters attended the protest weeks after protesters were issued a trespass notice.

But Ardern said the decision “ultimately” rested with Mallard and she has asked him to call together the Parliamentary Services Commission, so all parties could discuss the decision.

“I’ve encouraged him to give the opportunity for all of the parties within Parliament to discuss the issue and see if we can reach a consensus around the issue of trespass notices and how they apply,” she said.

“Ultimately, this does sit with the Speaker, but I think it is useful for parties to be able to hear him out about how he came to the decision and to make a joint-decision as much as they’re able to about whether or not MPs should ultimately be treated differently than everyone else.”

Peters said it was “dictatorial”.

“This dictatorial behaviour by Mallard, supported by Labour, should be reserved for third world banana republics,” he said.

“What’s more astounding is that the Speaker of the House of Representatives in our country could possibly attempt to trespass former Members of Parliament – of whom some are leaders of political parties planning to run against the sitting government in around eighteen months’ time.”

Peters has called the move to trespass him “dictatorial”.
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Peters has called the move to trespass him “dictatorial”.

Peters said there was a difference between the protesters who were there peacefully and those who engaged in violence at the end – when tents were set alight and rocks thrown at police.

He questioned whether the reporters who followed him into the protest were also being trespassed.

He said he was seeking legal advice on the decision.

“Speaker Mallard has lost the plot and will continue to do so if he thinks he can enforce his unreasonable and unlawful decision.“

King said he felt a “lot better” knowing Peters had been trespassed too.

“They probably had to, they couldn’t single me out and not him,” he said. He did not think the decision would “stand up in court”.

National leader Christopher Luxon said he would not comment as it was a matter for the Speaker.

Parliamentary Services has been asked for comment.

From Winston Peters on Facebook

The future of our country depends upon good people refusing to allow the likes of Mallard and like minded cronies to force New Zealand down this pathway of madness without fighting back…
MALLARD’S PRECINCT DECISION LOSES THE PLOT
I have found out that the Speaker of the House, Trevor Mallard, has trespassed me from parliament grounds for a period of two years.
This dictatorial behaviour by Mallard, supported by Labour, should be reserved for third world banana republics.
The fact that Mallard has chosen to wilfully ignore the gaping holes in his reasoning, as well as the intent and application of the Parliamentary Services Act 2000 and the Trespass Act 1980, is as remarkable as it is evidence of his arrogance knowing no bounds.
There is a difference between those protesters who were legally, peacefully, and rightfully there, with those who we saw, in the end, being violent and displaying clearly criminal behaviour.
There is also a difference between those who were on parliamentary grounds taking an active part in the protest – and those who were not.
Remember the protestors asked me to come and speak with them – as they had asked every single current Member of Parliament who had refused to.
The question that next needs to be asked is how many of those in the media have been trespassed for walking through the protest and speaking with people? Or those in the media who followed me that day, and like me, spoke with the protestors as well?
Is this trespass order by Mallard reserved for only certain individuals in the media, and others, who share balanced views on the current government? Or does it come down to who he decides should and shouldn’t be the target of his dictatorial rule?
What’s more astounding is that the Speaker of the House of Representatives in our country could possibly attempt to trespass former Members of Parliament – of whom some are leaders of political parties planning to run against the sitting government in around eighteen months time.
New Zealanders should not put up with this type of totalitarian behaviour from the Speaker – nor should the Prime Minister or Parliament.
It is because of this that I have taken legal advice and will continue to do so. Speaker Mallard has lost the plot and will continue to do so if he thinks he can enforce his unreasonable and unlawful decision.
The future of our country depends upon good people refusing to allow the likes of Mallard and like minded cronies to force New Zealand down this pathway of madness without fighting back.

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