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Archive for June, 2016

Bill English unaware that GST is a tax shock!

Written By: - Date published: 11:25 am, June 26th, 2016 - 69 comments

Is it true that 40 percent of us pay no tax? Why, no, no it isn’t.

Brexit remorse

Written By: - Date published: 10:18 am, June 26th, 2016 - 250 comments

Should a referendum be binding when the promises that secured the result are immediately dumped?

Open mike 26/06/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 26th, 2016 - 122 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 …

BREXIT: where it was won and lost

Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, June 25th, 2016 - 78 comments

Scotland, Northern Ireland and London voted to stay in the EU. Every other region voted BREXIT. The Midlands and Yorkshire overwhelmingly so.

Muppets move against Corbyn

Written By: - Date published: 10:27 am, June 25th, 2016 - 209 comments

The brains trust in the UK Labour Party caucus are planning to deal with the chaos caused by the brexit vote on the United Kingdom and particularly the Conservative Party by trying to cause chaos within the UK Labour Party by a leadership challenge.

Speaking of inequality…

Written By: - Date published: 9:35 am, June 25th, 2016 - 45 comments

“Poverty NZ’s ‘new normal’ – report”. “Food bank pantries bare, emergency food grant dropping – report”. “NZ egalitarian? That’s a pretty little lie”. Hello – National supporters – where do you think this is going to end?

Snakes and ladders

Written By: - Date published: 7:17 am, June 25th, 2016 - 155 comments

Yesterday was a big day for both UK and US politics. Brexit revealed the political consequences of social inequality. Meanwhile in America the Trump Train is derailing.

Open mike 25/06/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 25th, 2016 - 80 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 …

Brexit: Cameron Resigns

Written By: - Date published: 7:40 pm, June 24th, 2016 - 225 comments

Top Tory David Cameron has resigned in the wake of the Brexit vote. The buffoon Boris Johnson is tipped to take over at No 10 Downing St.

Daily Review 24/06/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, June 24th, 2016 - 20 comments

Daily review is also your post. This provides Standarnistas 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 …

No accountability under Key

Written By: - Date published: 10:03 am, June 24th, 2016 - 63 comments

Rebstock’s report into into leaks from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has been absolutely torn apart by the Ombudsman, with multiple serious flaws identified. This morning Key expressed his continuing confidence in Rebstock. Of course.

Should I stay or should I go?

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, June 24th, 2016 - 24 comments

Brexit or bremain whatever happens today the United Kingdom will never be the same.

Brexit or Bremain

Written By: - Date published: 6:06 am, June 24th, 2016 - 123 comments

Britain is in its final hours of voting in the historic and contentious EU referendum. Will it be Brexit or Bremain? Update: Brexit it is.

Open mike 24/06/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 24th, 2016 - 146 comments

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Daily Review 23/06/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, June 23rd, 2016 - 31 comments

Daily review is also your post.  This provides Standarnistas 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 …

The Herald says you don’t want a pay rise

Written By: - Date published: 4:09 pm, June 23rd, 2016 - 32 comments

You might be surprised to learn this, but you don’t want a pay rise.

Four personal stories

Written By: - Date published: 10:24 am, June 23rd, 2016 - 38 comments

From the “Brighter Future”, four personal stories published recently are all well worth reading.

GPS

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, June 23rd, 2016 - 219 comments

GPS may offer the perfect way to enforce a fuel tax but how do we feel about the Government knowing where we are and where we are heading every minute of the day?

Panama papers: investors were advised how to avoid Government disclosure obligations

Written By: - Date published: 7:23 am, June 23rd, 2016 - 70 comments

Doubt has been cast on the utility of John Key’s claim that New Zealand is not a tax haven because there are disclosure treaties with the revelation that Mossack Fonseca’s primary New Zealand agent instructed clients to avoid investing in those countries.

Open mike 23/06/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 23rd, 2016 - 153 comments

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Stopping the clock

Written By: - Date published: 11:11 pm, June 22nd, 2016 - 21 comments

John Key’s refused to stop the clock on Kiwi workers losing a million dollars a day. That’s a mistake.

A Tale of Two Droughts

Written By: - Date published: 6:38 pm, June 22nd, 2016 - 44 comments

Climate change is now causing extreme dry weather events and is increasingly blamed for water shortages. But what we are doing on the ground has just as much influence on our experience of drought. As New Zealand farmers call for drought relief this winter, it’s time we looked at how we manage land and water, and the critical role this plays in whether humans can live with variable rainfall in the age of climate change. Here’s a stellar example from India.

Daily Review 22/06/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, June 22nd, 2016 - 50 comments

Daily review is also your post.  This provides Standarnistas 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 …

Guest Post: How to preserve workers’ entitlements to past holiday pay

Written By: - Date published: 5:05 pm, June 22nd, 2016 - 9 comments

Eva Hartshorn-Sanders on the background to the Holiday Leave Protection Bill, why it is important for the Bill to be passed into law and what you can do to support it.

Dirty Politics Farrar and freedom of speech

Written By: - Date published: 1:45 pm, June 22nd, 2016 - 119 comments

There’s a petition – Get Rid of Hosking – it’s closing in on 16K signatures. Dirty Politics Farrar is a mite agitated about it, so let’s all give the Streisand effect a big hand.

When is a toll road not a toll road?

Written By: - Date published: 9:36 am, June 22nd, 2016 - 37 comments

When it is a variable network pricing mechanism …

Our zombie economy

Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, June 22nd, 2016 - 149 comments

It’s basically flat-lining – only partially animated by immigration and a housing bubble.

Open mike 22/06/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 22nd, 2016 - 93 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 21/06/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, June 21st, 2016 - 25 comments

Daily review is also your post.  This provides Standarnistas 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 …

ECAN turning a blind eye

Written By: - Date published: 12:56 pm, June 21st, 2016 - 41 comments

Is ECAN just another typical Nat party fuckup, or are they deliberately turning a blind eye?

Another shocking environmental record

Written By: - Date published: 10:28 am, June 21st, 2016 - 16 comments

The world’s news is full of new environmental records. Here’s a shocker.

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