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New Deputy Leader for New Zealand First

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 12:00 pm Fri 3rd July 2015


Ron Mark having recently re-entered politics has secured the deputy leadership of New Zealand First in a ‘not-so-secret’ coup, that predicted the outcome before the event.

The eventual leadership of New Zealand First under Mark has been discussed on Menz before as has the possibilities that might eventuate from his stewardship rather than the current leader Winston Petering out fast.

The word is that it was the sacred cow of Peters, democracy itself, rising from within the Party, that delivered a blow to the iron reign Peters has kept for so long.

A NZ First lead by Mark may offer:

the possibility for a better hearing of Men’s Issues

a real threat to the Girls Party NZ Labour

and a platform for another of the politically disillusioned Jones Boy to return from sabbatical in the Pacific.

Food for thought?


  1. Wow!

    Something more sensible and positive is certainly needed in NZ politics!

    Comment by MurrayBacon — Fri 3rd July 2015 @ 12:49 pm

  2. Although not a Labour supporter myself I’m puzzled by your “girls party” reference. Unlike the bigots in National’s Cabinet, Little and other labour politicians actually favor a NZ version of the British Criminal Cases Review Commission to correct miscarriages of justice that are so prevalent in historical sex cases that send so many innocent men to prison as a consequence of sick females filing false complaints with police so corrupt Crown lawyers can gain convictions. Anyone who believes the judicial myth “innocent until proven guilty” needs a wake up call. If you are charged with crimes against woment you are automatically guilty and the onus is on you to prove your innocence.

    Comment by JONO — Fri 3rd July 2015 @ 1:51 pm

  3. Ha – they would more likely want to retry failed rape prosecutions.

    Comment by Downunder — Fri 3rd July 2015 @ 1:58 pm

  4. JONO (#2): See

    Comment by Ministry of Men's Affairs — Fri 3rd July 2015 @ 2:43 pm

  5. We should have some lobbyists in NZ First carefully winning the ear of Ron Mark. Also generally stirring up dissatisfaction from grandparents who have been marginalised by the family courts.

    Comment by Vman — Mon 10th August 2015 @ 3:33 pm

  6. Now, there’s a thought Vman.

    Comment by Downunder — Mon 10th August 2015 @ 4:49 pm

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