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Archive for October, 2020

Trump Hacked.

Written By: - Date published: 7:54 pm, October 28th, 2020 - 8 comments

Had to laugh, albeit with a resigned anger, when I saw this in my emails today. This afternoon, the official Trump campaign website was hacked and defaced.

Daily review 28/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 28th, 2020 - 24 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 …

The boy from Matamata

Written By: - Date published: 8:28 am, October 28th, 2020 - 40 comments

Trump deputy chief of staff Chris Liddell, who is also a Kiwi, has announced his candidacy to be head of the OECD.  The Greens have announced their opposition because he has been part of inhumane decisions and also decisions that undermine international institutions.  The right back him because he is a kiwi.  What should Labour do?

Justice Coney Barrett appears to be a climate change denier

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 28th, 2020 - 10 comments

Newly appointed Republican and Trump supported Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett is not convinced that humans are changing the world’s climate.  Meanwhile China and Japan are convinced and have announced dates by which time they intend to be carbon neutral.

Open mike 28/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 28th, 2020 - 57 comments

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Daily review 27/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 27th, 2020 - 13 comments

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A bit about how The Standard works

Written By: - Date published: 12:08 pm, October 27th, 2020 - 16 comments

Mostly about moderation.

Melbourne gets on top of Covid

Written By: - Date published: 8:36 am, October 27th, 2020 - 15 comments

Yesterday the city of Melbourne recorded its first day of no new reported covid infections in nearly five months. At the same time in America the White House has effectively said that control is too difficult and that it is giving up.

Open mike 27/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 27th, 2020 - 185 comments

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Labour day

Written By: - Date published: 8:54 am, October 26th, 2020 - 40 comments

Enjoying your weekend? Thank a unionist!

Open mike 26/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 26th, 2020 - 156 comments

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Large caucuses can be devilishly dangerous as National showed

Written By: - Date published: 12:19 pm, October 25th, 2020 - 17 comments

A post mortem of the 2017-2020 parliament shows that far from being the “opposition from hell” as they had threatened, National’s caucus was as ineffective as Donald Trump dealing to Covid 19. It is a salutary lesson for the new Labour caucus which has won 64 seats in the new parliament. There may be many backbench MPs who are underemployed.

What should Labour do in the next three years?

Written By: - Date published: 10:01 am, October 25th, 2020 - 74 comments

With the hand brake gone and the Government’s policy platform already complete what should the Labour Government set out to achieve this term?

Kelvin for DPM

Written By: - Date published: 9:13 am, October 25th, 2020 - 16 comments

Some thoughts on who the country’s Deputy Prime Minister should be.

Open mike 25/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 25th, 2020 - 150 comments

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Rangitata and the Future of the National Party

Written By: - Date published: 8:49 am, October 24th, 2020 - 42 comments

As National reels from the disastrous 2020 election result could a policy based on high tech agriculture represent a way back?

Open mike 24/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 24th, 2020 - 126 comments

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Daily review 23/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 23rd, 2020 - 20 comments

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The Trump Biden debate

Written By: - Date published: 2:02 pm, October 23rd, 2020 - 21 comments

Discussion post for this afternoon’s live US Presidential debate.

Why Can’t The Ministry of Works Just Build Houses Like 1935?

Written By: - Date published: 7:34 am, October 23rd, 2020 - 32 comments

We don’t have a government like the Labour government that formed in 1935.

Open mike 23/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 23rd, 2020 - 28 comments

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Daily review 22/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 22nd, 2020 - 16 comments

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Show us the plan Labour

Written By: - Date published: 10:19 am, October 22nd, 2020 - 154 comments

Labour want to govern based in stability for all New Zealanders, but how does that work when your grand narrative has massive plot holes around ending poverty?

Some consequences of Chloe Swarbrick’s win

Written By: - Date published: 9:49 am, October 22nd, 2020 - 41 comments

What are the lessons to be learned from Chloe Swarbrick’s election night win of Auckland Central.

Open mike 22/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 22nd, 2020 - 60 comments

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Daily review 21/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 21st, 2020 - 52 comments

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Will Labour go it alone?

Written By: - Date published: 7:42 am, October 21st, 2020 - 99 comments

Tova O’Brien has suggested that a Labour Green joined at the hip coalition is not going to happen.  So what will the next Government look like?

Will consensus building paralyse Ardern?

Written By: - Date published: 7:14 am, October 21st, 2020 - 33 comments

Jacinda Ardern aims to bet both ways on our future – transforming Aotearoa to rid us of inequality and poverty, and building consensus. She has won a mandate with her historic, landslide victory but can she do both? My question is whether Labour are willing to do that because of her desire to maintain consensus and not rock the waka.

Open mike 21/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 21st, 2020 - 83 comments

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Daily review 20/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 20th, 2020 - 29 comments

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Open mike 20/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 20th, 2020 - 102 comments

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