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Archive for November, 2019

Are the UK media biased?

Written By: - Date published: 9:48 am, November 22nd, 2019 - 16 comments

Nick Kelly on allegations of bias in the UK media.

Hypocrites

Written By: - Date published: 7:37 am, November 22nd, 2019 - 57 comments

National’s attacks on NZ First’s Foundation are hypocritical in the extreme given that it also has a Foundation and has used this foundation to hide the identity of donors who have collectively potentially contributed huge amounts of money to the party.

Climate action: everything we do matters

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, November 22nd, 2019 - 52 comments

As the climate catastrophe gets to another level of intensity, building new systems can be an antidote to feeling powerless or afraid in the face of the crisis.

Open mike 22/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, November 22nd, 2019 - 30 comments

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Daily review 21/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 21st, 2019 - 27 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 …

Open mike 21/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, November 21st, 2019 - 127 comments

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Daily review 20/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 20th, 2019 - 19 comments

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Hypocrite

Written By: - Date published: 12:23 pm, November 20th, 2019 - 74 comments

Simon Bridges has accused NZ First of engaging in the most significant breach of electoral law in New Zealand’s history. But has not ruled out working with NZ First in the future. And has forgotten about National’s neat partition of a $100,000 donation to hide it from the authorities.

Why is Jacinda Ardern so popular? (part 2)

Written By: - Date published: 12:07 pm, November 20th, 2019 - 71 comments

Let’s take a moment to enjoy.

UK Labour and antisemitism

Written By: - Date published: 11:30 am, November 20th, 2019 - 26 comments

Nick Kelly deals with issues of antisemitism that the UK Labour Party has faced.

Open mike 20/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, November 20th, 2019 - 78 comments

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‘Donations’ or bribes

Written By: - Date published: 9:58 pm, November 19th, 2019 - 95 comments

It has been ironic at our media frenzy on political ‘donations’. I suspect that our legal structure has been setup for bribing politicians with ‘donations’. Let us just make all politicians and donors guilty until proven innocent of false reporting of ‘donations’. It’d be more interesting than the current farce. Start with Simon Bridges – currently still under investigation by the SFO.

Daily review 19/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 19th, 2019 - 15 comments

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Not a good look

Written By: - Date published: 11:10 am, November 19th, 2019 - 98 comments

There has been recent media exposure on New Zealand First’s treatment of donations and the use of a trust to receive donations and avoid contribution disclosure requirements by making payments loans rather than gifts.

Open mike 19/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, November 19th, 2019 - 68 comments

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Daily review 18/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 18th, 2019 - 17 comments

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Goodbye shitty landlords

Written By: - Date published: 10:27 am, November 18th, 2019 - 97 comments

The only way out of the housing crisis is for the state to mandate the right to a home.

Common-wealth Government

Written By: - Date published: 8:14 am, November 18th, 2019 - 16 comments

Advantage is testing an idea out. What will a common accountability framework for the government look like?

Open mike 18/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, November 18th, 2019 - 34 comments

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Austerity – who should pay for the financial crisis?

Written By: - Date published: 10:57 am, November 17th, 2019 - 30 comments

Nick Kelly on UK austerity and who should have paid for the financial crisis. 

Green MP Gareth Hughes speaking bold truth ahead of his retirement at next election

Written By: - Date published: 9:54 am, November 17th, 2019 - 105 comments

“I’ve grown up knowing nothing but the revolution of the early 1980s. This is this operating system which was uploaded in New Zealand and people have tried to install better policies or better programs, but if they don’t work with the system, they are crashing”

Just another typical week in US politics

Written By: - Date published: 9:50 am, November 17th, 2019 - 38 comments

The last week in US politics has seen the Trump Impeachment Hearing go public, Trump confidant Roger Stone convicted of lying to Congress, Alex Jones ask for the Presidential pardon to be used to free him, and details revealed of multiple meetings between Trump and Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas who are charged with campaign rule violations. Trump says he does not know them. Just another week in the Trump Presidency …

Open mike 17/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, November 17th, 2019 - 67 comments

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How To Get There 17/11/19

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, November 17th, 2019 - 27 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.  

Two Referendums Too Many

Written By: - Date published: 1:32 pm, November 16th, 2019 - 50 comments

The referendums on two contentious issues could cloud and crowd out the General Election.

Open mike 16/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, November 16th, 2019 - 127 comments

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The 2008 financial crisis casts a long shadow over UK politics

Written By: - Date published: 3:58 am, November 16th, 2019 - 2 comments

Nick Kelly on why the 2008 Global Financial Crisis is still having a dramatic effect on United Kingdom Politics.

Daily review 15/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 15th, 2019 - 4 comments

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Fifty shades of meh

Written By: - Date published: 8:31 am, November 15th, 2019 - 130 comments

A group of farmers protested against Government climate policies yesterday including policies which the National Party either established or supported.

Open mike 15/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, November 15th, 2019 - 93 comments

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Daily review 14/11/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 14th, 2019 - 27 comments

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