Oops, he did it again – Stephen Franks shows his true colours.

November 4, 2008

Ok, this one’s hardly news, and I guess most of us who’ve ever seen Stephen Franks Live will have heard him say this – but meh! I’m going to post it anyway. It’s from the Aro Valley Candidates Forum, on October 14, 2008, at Aro Valley Community Centre.

This is my unsteady-cam, barely edited own work, so be gentle with me, I don’t post much of my own video! He was responding to a query from incoming VUWSA exec member Freya Madeleine Eng, who asked about his quoted statement “I like my dog, but I wouldn’t want to marry him”.
This is about as homophobic as it gets, and Grant Robertson’s face in the background is a study in tolerance, as Stephen Franks digs his own shallow grave…

There’s also this one, from earlier in the campaign period.

This time the questioner is the lovely Rachael Wright, immediate past VUWSA exec member, 2008.
He just can’t help himself, there’s no limit to how many of the audience he will show contempt to by airing these dated and bigoted views.

This second clip comes from the forum organised by the Workers’ Party’s Joel Cosgrove, where Franks responded to a question about financial uncertainty by saying “Well, first off, don’t be poor”, and then carried on as though that was a perfectly reasonable statement to make to a low-income audience, as though there was some matter of choice in one’s socio-demographic standing.
Definitely nailing his colours to the mast as a representative only of those who have sufficient property interests to be able to pay for his services. (He is, after all, a lawyer!)


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