Wool. Eyes. Pull.

Written By:
Date published: 5:52 pm, July 16th, 2018 - 7 comments
Categories: Dirty Politics, facebook, Jeremy Corbyn, labour, political parties, uk politics
Tags: , ,

As though politicians with a social democratic bent don’t have enough to contend with…

Daily Review 16/07/2018

Written By:
Date published: 5:30 pm, July 16th, 2018 - 12 comments

Daily review is also your post. This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

Do republicans really want to arm infants?

Written By:
Date published: 10:40 am, July 16th, 2018 - 15 comments

It appears that Sacha Baron Cohen has succeeded in getting prominent Republicans to say stupid things about arming kids.

Trump meets Putin

Written By:
Date published: 9:03 am, July 16th, 2018 - 103 comments

Some things that President Trump won’t do as when meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

Open Mike 16/07/2018

Written By:
Date published: 6:03 am, July 16th, 2018 - 99 comments

Open mike is your post.

For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Step up to the mike …

No Mates National

Written By:
Date published: 1:10 pm, July 15th, 2018 - 68 comments

Peter Dunne has some sage advice for National; phone a friend. If you can find one.

Free Tommy Robinson *

Written By:
Date published: 10:29 am, July 15th, 2018 - 65 comments

* with every purchase.

Open Mike 15/07/2018

Written By:
Date published: 6:03 am, July 15th, 2018 - 152 comments

Open mike is your post.

For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Step up to the mike …

In Short…

Written By:
Date published: 11:53 am, July 14th, 2018 - 49 comments

A post puzzling over our collective state of mind in the face of incredible danger and suggesting the only course of action we can take. Covering our eyes and blocking our ears isn’t it.

Kia Ora Gaza’s Open Letter to Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters

Written By:
Date published: 6:45 am, July 14th, 2018 - 42 comments

. . . Mike will join many other prominent human rights advocates from around the world and international media personnel on this peaceful and non-violent civil society mission to challenge Israel’s illegal and inhumane 11-year naval blockade of Gaza . . .

Open Mike 14/07/2018

Written By:
Date published: 6:03 am, July 14th, 2018 - 54 comments

Open mike is your post.

For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Step up to the mike …

Theresa May’s and England’s bad week

Written By:
Date published: 4:01 pm, July 13th, 2018 - 47 comments

In the space of a week England has lost in its goal of winning the world cup, had three senior ministers resign over May’s “soft” BREXIT proposal and now Donald Trump has effectively called for Theresa May to be replaced by Boris Johnson.

Property price decline

Written By:
Date published: 8:30 am, July 13th, 2018 - 61 comments

What would happen if the house prices of Auckland, Queenstown, and other centres of very high debt went into substantial and long term decline?

Miners having a whale of a time

Written By:
Date published: 6:15 am, July 13th, 2018 - 58 comments

Ironsands Offshore Mining Ltd allowed to drill and extract bulk samples from the West Coast North Island Marine Mammal Sanctuary

Open Mike 13/07/2018

Written By:
Date published: 6:00 am, July 13th, 2018 - 56 comments

Open mike is your post.

For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Step up to the mike …

Daily Review 12/07/2018

Written By:
Date published: 5:30 pm, July 12th, 2018 - 16 comments

Daily review is also your post. This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

Nurses deserve our support

Written By:
Date published: 6:30 am, July 12th, 2018 - 101 comments

Perhaps the Labour-led coalition might choose to reflect on it priorities – the sufficient funding of essential public services or buying billion-dollar war machines from the Donald Trump regime.

Open Mike 12/07/2018

Written By:
Date published: 6:00 am, July 12th, 2018 - 99 comments

Open mike is your post.

For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Step up to the mike …

There’s No Such Thing as Free Speech

Written By:
Date published: 6:48 pm, July 11th, 2018 - 185 comments

There’s never been Free Speech and that’s not actually much of a problem according to Te Reo Putake, who is no stranger to the downside of Saying Things.

Daily Review 11/07/2018

Written By:
Date published: 5:47 pm, July 11th, 2018 - 16 comments

Daily review is also your post. This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

Free Speech.

Written By:
Date published: 11:32 am, July 11th, 2018 - 179 comments

It’s a principle.

The free speech coalition that is actually quite expensive

Written By:
Date published: 8:07 am, July 11th, 2018 - 164 comments

The Free Speech coalition, formed to protect freedom of speech for the far right, has amongst its members some whose views on what freedom of speech actually is are unusual.

Unparliamentary Language

Written By:
Date published: 8:00 am, July 11th, 2018 - 13 comments

“His brain could revolve inside a peanut shell for a thousand years without touching the sides”

Open Mike 11/07/2018

Written By:
Date published: 6:00 am, July 11th, 2018 - 109 comments

Open mike is your post.

For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Step up to the mike …

Daily Review 10/07/2018

Written By:
Date published: 5:43 pm, July 10th, 2018 - 31 comments

Daily review is also your post. This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

Cake makers and fascists

Written By:
Date published: 8:19 am, July 10th, 2018 - 412 comments

A Warkworth cake maker has refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.  The situation raises the question should she be allowed to discriminate against others on the grounds that she is exercising her rights of religious belief.

Nicky Wagner’s “You are a bitch” redacted

Written By:
Date published: 6:30 am, July 10th, 2018 - 63 comments

Labour MP Dr. Deborah Russell is to take a closer look at why an insult hurled against her in Parliament by National Ltd™ List MP Nicky Wagner has been redacted from Hansard.

Open Mike 10/07/2018

Written By:
Date published: 6:00 am, July 10th, 2018 - 75 comments

Open mike is your post.

For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Step up to the mike …

Daily Review 09/07/2018

Written By:
Date published: 5:34 pm, July 9th, 2018 - 30 comments

Daily review is also your post. This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

Topped

Written By:
Date published: 4:31 pm, July 9th, 2018 - 36 comments

The Board of The Opportunities Party (TOP) has decided to request that the Electoral Commission cancel TOP’s registration as a political party

The trade war

Written By:
Date published: 1:56 pm, July 9th, 2018 - 27 comments

The speed of the growing trade war between the United States and China will hit New Zealand. Our long term diplomatic arc, such that it is, was to follow a modernist impulse set after World War Two: that economic growth and democracy matched deep human impulses for freedom and prosperity together. China has never assented […]

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Government announces the panel to recruit new Human Rights Commissioners
    Justice Minister Andrew Little today announced the process for the appointment of a new Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Race Relations Commissioner and Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner. ...
    13 hours ago
  • Police initiatives across Auckland
    Two new policing initiatives are being launched in Auckland with the objective of preventing crime, improving community safety, and reducing reoffending. Police Minister Stuart Nash will today launch an iwi community justice panel, Te Pae Oranga, at Hoani Waititi Marae ...
    4 days ago
  • Māui dolphins deserve better
    Like many of us, I feel a deep connection to our oceans. The rich marine life that surrounds our shores is what makes our place in the world so special and why we’re so passionate about protecting it. There are ...
    GreensBy Eugenie Sage
    4 days ago
  • Fixing our broken justice system: first steps
    Justice Minister Andrew Little has revealed the first steps in fixing our broken criminal justice system, so we can make communities safer. ...
    5 days ago
  • Guide to making a submission on the Election Access Fund Bill
    Our democracy should be accessible for everyone. One of the fundamental things about civil society is that it’s supposed to be by the people, for the people. Currently, it’s harder than it should be for some people to take part. ...
    GreensBy Chlöe Swarbrick
    6 days ago
  • Ngati Tamaoho Treaty settlement third reading
    Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Andrew Little acknowledges and welcomes the rangatira of Ngāti Tamaoho who came to Parliament for the significant third reading of their Treaty settlement legislation. ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Unacceptable culture and conduct
    Justice Minister Andrew Little and Under-Secretary Jan Logie have received the independent review into allegations of sexual misconduct, harassment and bullying at leading law firm Russell McVeagh. ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Eighty new Police recruits begin training
    Police recruitment is taking another significant step forward with the arrival of eighty new recruits who begin training today at the Royal New Zealand Police College. Police Minister Stuart Nash has extended a welcome to the recruits of Wing 319 ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Claims Settlement Bill
    Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Andrew Little acknowledges and welcomes the rangatira of Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki for coming to Parliament for the third and final reading of their Treaty settlement legislation. ...
    3 weeks ago
  • Multinationals to pay fair share of tax
    New measures to ensure multinational companies pay their fair share of tax will come into force next week. The Taxation (Neutralising Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) Bill tonight passed its third reading in Parliament. Revenue Minister Stuart Nash says it ...
    3 weeks ago
  • Benefit sanctions are going down
    This week we’ve seen genuine progress in turning our welfare system around, from one which punishes and stigmatizes people who need support, to one that treats them with dignity and respect. Benefit sanctions are decreasing Last month, the Minister for ...
    GreensBy Jan Logie
    3 weeks ago