Richardson was the author of the Mother of all Budgets, slashing welfare benefits and introducing charges for healthcare and massively hiking fees for tertiary education.
Today, the oldest of the Children of the Mother of all Budgets are in their late teens or early twenties. They are frequently those who have never had paid employment, those whose families have been devastated by poverty, and the suicide victims who Te Ururoa Flavell now wants to be buried outside the entrance to the urupa, where they can be condemned forever.
Ruth Richardson caused this. She is the most evil New Zealander of the last century. She should be vilified, not honoured by the University of Canterbury with a doctorate she didn’t even study for.
Toad should be ashamed of him/herself. We would have expected better than this kind of hyperbole from the party that regards itself as more principled than any other. And to the anonymous commenter who has attached him/herself to Keeping Stock over the last few days accusing us of being nasty to Phil Goff, might we say this; there's nastiness; and it comes from the Left.