Archive for February, 2022

Why negotiating with the Wellington protesters is a waste of time

Written By: - Date published: 8:17 am, February 21st, 2022 - 277 comments

There is something of a manufactured chorus of calls for the Government to sit down and negotiate with the protesters.  Here are four reasons why negotiations would be a complete waste of time.

Convoy protest 21/2/22

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, February 21st, 2022 - 134 comments

A general discussion post.

Open mike 21/02/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 21st, 2022 - 125 comments

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How is Boris Johnson still in Number 10?

Written By: - Date published: 2:18 am, February 21st, 2022 - 10 comments

Johnson and Cummings

 

Boris Johnson, should not on balance still be Prime Minister and in the long term, the Conservatives risk being severely punished for not removing him. But despite everything, he remains in post and still, we cannot write him off.

Why the Wellington protestors are wrong

Written By: - Date published: 10:52 am, February 20th, 2022 - 72 comments

The Wellington protest has exceeded any moral mandate to protest.

They Are Us

Written By: - Date published: 10:21 am, February 20th, 2022 - 129 comments

The people camping outside Parliament are also us.

We are better than this

Written By: - Date published: 10:19 am, February 20th, 2022 - 40 comments

Trying to remember the numbers of protestors in Wellington are small in number compared to the rest of us

Convoy protest 20/2/22

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, February 20th, 2022 - 160 comments

A general discussion post.

Open mike 20/02/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 20th, 2022 - 103 comments

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Convoy protest 19/2/22

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, February 19th, 2022 - 294 comments

A general discussion post.

Open mike 19/02/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 19th, 2022 - 81 comments

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Daily review 18/02/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, February 18th, 2022 - 19 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 …

Meanwhile, omicron and delta in New Zealand

Written By: - Date published: 12:20 pm, February 18th, 2022 - 73 comments

Delta is still a problem in New Zealand, and we’re still not talking about long covid.

Why haven’t the police acted?

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, February 18th, 2022 - 474 comments

It is day 10 of the Anti vax protest on Parliament’s grounds.  More cars are being parked illegally and despite considerable disruption to Wellington’s roading network so far not one car has been towed by the police.

Convoy protest 18/2/22

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, February 18th, 2022 - 78 comments

A general discussion post.

Open mike 18/02/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 18th, 2022 - 90 comments

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Daily review 17/02/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, February 17th, 2022 - 33 comments

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Convoy protest 17/2/22

Written By: - Date published: 6:10 am, February 17th, 2022 - 197 comments

A general discussion post.

Open mike 17/02/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 17th, 2022 - 128 comments

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Global Britain fell with Singapore

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 pm, February 16th, 2022 - 4 comments

Today February 15th is the 80th anniversary of the fall of Singapore in 1942, described by many as Britain’s worst military disaster. It was a massive strategic fail, and its effect is still powerful today, most notably with Australia’s lockstep with the US. Current British strategists don’t seem to have learnt a thing.

 

Daily review 16/02/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, February 16th, 2022 - 63 comments

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What does the right to protest actually mean?

Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, February 16th, 2022 - 62 comments

A primer on the “right to protest”.  Contrary to the views of some there is no right to protest.  Instead there are rights of assembly, movement and a right to freedom of speech.  And there is no absolute right to do these things at Parliament.

100 Things We’ve Lost

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, February 16th, 2022 - 25 comments

Over the past two years we have lost so many things that are not coming back.

Convoy protest 16/2/22

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, February 16th, 2022 - 273 comments

A general discussion post.

Open mike 16/02/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 16th, 2022 - 147 comments

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Daily review 15/02/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, February 15th, 2022 - 47 comments

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Auckland Mayor Phil Goff to Retire

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, February 15th, 2022 - 6 comments

Some thoughts on the contribution of Phil Goff to Auckland during his term as Mayor.

The difference between Black Lives Matter and the Anti Mandate protest

Written By: - Date published: 9:36 am, February 15th, 2022 - 57 comments

Claims that local Black Lives Matter protests and the Anti Covid mandate protest are different examples of the same thing appear to be very overstated.

Indications of wages rising

Written By: - Date published: 8:17 am, February 15th, 2022 - 16 comments

It sounds like the Industrial and Trades sector of the economy has had a significiant wage rise over the last year. While we wait for the wages stats data, this is an interesting indicator. The national median hourly pay in the sector is now $27 an hour, up $2 from 2020/21. But this isn’t just here, the world labour market is shifting just as the supply chains are.

Convoy protest 15/2/22

Written By: - Date published: 6:54 am, February 15th, 2022 - 158 comments

A general discussion post.

Open mike 15/02/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 15th, 2022 - 83 comments

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