Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Justice only for the politically correct?

I see the NZ Green Party leader is complaining about the cost to the taxpayer ($38m so far) of the BNZ tax avoidance case. The natural extension of his whinging is that the BNZ shouldn't be contesting the case at all. In other words, he is saying that large taxpayers shouldn't have the right to natural justice and the rule of law shouldn't prevail. They are guilty by accusation.

It always amazes me how liberal left politicians and commentators, who are the first to cry about human rights and natural justice when one of their constituency is charged with a crime, are happy to abandon their principles in the case like this.

Their willingness to compromise on their scruples where it suits them politically is hypocritical and a very slippery slope that ultimately leads to Pol Pot, Stalin and Mao's Cultural Revolution.