New Conservative Party promotes Dieuwe de Boer for Botany seat

The New Conservative Party has selected Dutch-born Dieuwe de Boer as their candidate for Botany in September’s general election.

The seat is held by independent incumbent Jami-Lee Ross, who will be in a fight to retain the seat from National’s Chris Luxon.

New Conservative emerged from the ashes of the Colin Craig-led Conservative party. The current party leader is Leighton Baker, who has led since January 2017. The party advocates for social conservatism and environmental pragmatism coupled with lower taxation and reduced government spending.

Mr de Boer was in the news in January in regards to a raid by police, who suspected de Boer of harbouring an illegal firearm, allegedly retained after the government’s buy-back scheme.

Mr de Boer speculated the raid was politically motivated, in light of his opinions expressed on the Right Minds NZ website he is involved with.

He has been labeled a ‘far-right activist’ by media, a tag he refutes, telling the Times “ I don’t have any alt-right views although there are people who don’t like me and throw that label around. I’m a conservative Christian and a nationalist. I’m not shy about that even if the media deems it unpopular at the moment or if those with an opposing agenda hate it. “

Dieuwe de Boer is running for Botany in the general election on the New Conservative ticket. Photo: supplied

He adds he is “vocal about my views and people can trust me to take principled stands, even if they don’t agree with me on every issue. While that may be unusual for politics, I think voters are tired of the duplicity that is so common for politicians. I can represent all the people of Botany and New Conservative will always support equality under the law for all.”

De Boer states he believes promoting “timeless values, smaller government, and national unity” should not be controversial or “result in people being smeared with horrible labels.”

He trumpets in recent polling (source unavailable) that “ that shows around a third of voters would consider supporting a conservative party”, and adds that other parties have “run on policies to reduce immigration and done very well. I believe there are a lot of voters in East Auckland with conservative views and family values who want to see that reflected in parliament. East Auckland has a lot of families who immigrated here to find a better life and become part of New Zealand, and New Conservative’s focus on national unity is very important to many immigrants, myself included.”

The party opposed the recent Abortion Legislation bill (latterly passed into law). De Boer says the party “promise to repeal it”-should they attain representation in parliament.

He notes his party has backed farmers in opposing zero carbon bill, and have “stood up for law-abiding firearms owners who have been punished with the recent firearms amendments while the government goes soft on gangs.”

When asked for opinion on infrastructure projects for east Auckland, de Boer says”. I would push for prioritising upgrades to Botany’s arterial roads to decrease the amount of valuable time wasted in traffic jams. I also want to promote a shift towards more local decision making to give people more control over regulations that affect their local communities.”

 

 

4 COMMENTS

  1. “I don’t have any alt-right views although there are people who don’t like me and throw that label around. I’m a conservative Christian.”

    Well I’m sorry, but the facts simply do not support that quite incredible statement. As the Media Council ruled recently, Mr de Boer’s interpretation of ‘far right’ is clearly not one that is shared by those outside his ‘political sphere’.

    ‘It is RNZ’s view that Mr de Boer’s statements put him somewhere on the far-right continuum and the Council agrees that, while “far-right” is an inexact term, it was not an unreasonable description. While not everyone who opposes immigration has far-right views, Mr de Boer has also been openly critical of Islam, saying it was “fundamentally incompatible with western values and culture”, has expressed support for nationalism and had supported visiting speakers Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux, whose views have consistently been described as far-right. It was also telling that Mr de Boer himself had been quoted as saying that “far right” might not be a bad description of his views.’

    Source: https://www.mediacouncil.org.nz/rulings/max-shierlaw-against-rnz

    Also, Mr de Boer chose to double down on his belief in the white nationalist far-right conspiracy theory ‘The Great Replacement’ in a quote to a journalist who wrote an article about the New Zealand alt right in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque massacre. Mr de Boer featured in the article. Not only that, but de Boer spoke of his ‘over-lapping views’ with the Christchurch gunman – less than a week after the attack. The timing of his comments demonstrate a disturbing level of callousness and insensitivity, and a lack of empathy and respect for the victims and their families.

    Source : https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/christchurch-shooting/111387889/radical-losers-and-lone-wolves-what-drives-the-altright

    Guardian article on ‘the white replacement theory’ – https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/05/great-replacement-theory-alt-right-killers-el-paso

    Not only that, but de Boer also founded ‘Right Minds NZ’, a Facebook Page that regularly features articles, posts and comments that align with alt right ideologies. Plus, he runs another secretive Facebook page named ‘Right Minds NZ Group’ which is a CLOSED Facebook group page which hosts more than 500 of the most vociferous far right proponents in New Zealand.

    One would surely have to ask Mr de Boer this question – if, as you claim you do not hold alt-right views, then why do have a closed Facebook page as well as a Public one? What is it that you and your cohorts don’t want people to see?

    The link to this closed group is shown below. I’d suggest that people try to join this page to see for themselves if how Mr De Boer describes himself in public matches what he says ‘behind closed doors’.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/rightmindsnz

  2. Exactly what NZ needs right now, New Conservative have found genuine candidates that represent their values and principles of defending democracy, strengthening families and doing what works. An excellent choice in selecting Dieuwe de Boer.

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