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Archive for November, 2019

Labour Conference

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, November 30th, 2019 - 97 comments

It’s a weird moment for the Labour Party at Conference this weekend.

Open mike 30/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, November 30th, 2019 - 65 comments

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The folly of electoral pacts

Written By: - Date published: 2:15 am, November 30th, 2019 - 2 comments

Originally posted  Nick Kelly’s blog One feature of the UK election has been various electoral alliances or deals done. This has mostly occurred around the issue of Brexit. Early on in the campaign I wrote about Trump’s intervention in the UK election, specifically him calling on The Brexit Party and The Conservatives to do a deal. […]

Daily review 29/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 6:16 pm, November 29th, 2019 - 28 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 …

Bridges calls for investigation into National’s handling of electoral donations

Written By: - Date published: 9:29 am, November 29th, 2019 - 24 comments

Simon Bridges’ demand of an investigation into the New Zealand First Foundation appears to have backfired after it emerges that the NZ First Foundation was modelled on the National Party Foundation.

Lefties on The Standard redux

Written By: - Date published: 8:56 am, November 29th, 2019 - 66 comments

A dedicated post on The Standard providing a discussion space for left-wing people only.

Open mike 29/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, November 29th, 2019 - 32 comments

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Daily review 28/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:38 pm, November 28th, 2019 - 22 comments

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Strike Force Raptor for the win

Written By: - Date published: 8:14 am, November 28th, 2019 - 40 comments

National has proposed significant changes to the Criminal Justice system to create a Police group without evidence that it works, and that if enacted would make our prisons less safe and plug holes in our law that do not exist.

Submissions to upgrade Ihumātao Ōtuataua Stonefields heritage listing

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, November 28th, 2019 - 18 comments

Pania Newton and the Protect Ihumātao Team are asking New Zealanders to submit to Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga using this process. Submissions close 4pm Friday.

Next round of NZ and international climate actions

Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, November 28th, 2019 - 6 comments

School Strike for Climate, Extinction Rebellion, That Humble Man, Greenpeace.

Open mike 28/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, November 28th, 2019 - 219 comments

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Daily review 27/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:27 pm, November 27th, 2019 - 12 comments

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National’s Youth lauranorda rhetoric

Written By: - Date published: 2:16 pm, November 27th, 2019 - 20 comments

National is proposing changes to the Youth Court system that show not only a disregard for working in the interests of young people but disturbingly show a complete lack of understanding about how the Youth Court works.

The cost of capitalism

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, November 27th, 2019 - 155 comments

I feel like I am describing some future-set dystopian novel, and the scary thing is that the AI, transhumanism, technofascist society is just around the corner.

Economists support Labour forming the next UK government

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, November 27th, 2019 - 24 comments

One hundred and sixty three British economists have signed a letter to the Financial Times to say they believe that Labour should form the next government. The UK economy needs reform. For too long it has prioritised consumption over investment, short-term financial returns over long-term innovation, rising asset values over rising wages, and deficit reduction […]

Open mike 27/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, November 27th, 2019 - 36 comments

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Daily review 26/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:39 pm, November 26th, 2019 - 16 comments

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Little announces changes to Prisoner voting rights

Written By: - Date published: 12:58 pm, November 26th, 2019 - 44 comments

Andrew Little has announced a review of prisoner voting rights to overturn National’s law change which the Courts have ruled to be in breach of fundamental rights and unjustified. Simon Bridges has announced that National will reverse any such law change. And he has topped this off by proposing that Tauranga City Council should prosecute and fine beggars and homeless people.

Open mike 26/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, November 26th, 2019 - 57 comments

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Daily review 25/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 25th, 2019 - 36 comments

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November Stuff Poll; Nats Knackered

Written By: - Date published: 9:16 am, November 25th, 2019 - 95 comments

Stuff have released their latest YouGov political poll. It’s a shocker for the Tories and their current leader Simon Bridges.

 

Open mike 25/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, November 25th, 2019 - 134 comments

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People vs Oil: activists are occupying the OMV support vessel

Written By: - Date published: 11:21 am, November 24th, 2019 - 53 comments

 
“That feeling when you’re so fkn over @omv fuelling the #climatecrisis and risking the lives of millions of people that you board their oil rig support vessel to delay their drilling operations”

How To Get There 24/11/19

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, November 24th, 2019 - 48 comments

Welcome to TS’s Sunday think piece. It’s a blank sheet, a tabula rasa, waiting for your thoughts on the future and How To Get There.  

Open mike 24/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, November 24th, 2019 - 115 comments

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Sacha Baron Cohen – greatest propaganda machine in history

Written By: - Date published: 8:59 am, November 23rd, 2019 - 24 comments

A must watch video of Sacha Baron Cohen where he has launched an all out assault on Facebook and Twitter and has called them “the greatest propaganda machine in history”.

Never Trump

Written By: - Date published: 8:06 am, November 23rd, 2019 - 46 comments

There is tremendous momentum within the Democratic Party right now with recent gains in Kentucky and Louisiana and Virginia. But in the battle to get rid of Trump they can still blow it.

Open mike 23/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, November 23rd, 2019 - 63 comments

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Daily review 22/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 22nd, 2019 - 53 comments

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Social Media – A force for good?

Written By: - Date published: 11:10 am, November 22nd, 2019 - 8 comments

Nick Kelly on the role of social media in the UK election.

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