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Archive for October, 2022

Daily review 31/10/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 31st, 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 …

The most important election in the world this year

Written By: - Date published: 8:40 am, October 31st, 2022 - 25 comments

With the future of the Amazon rain forest at stake the people of Brazil go to the polls today to vote on who will be their next President in an election that may profoundly affect the world’s future.

Open mike 31/10/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 31st, 2022 - 70 comments

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Greens: proposal to tax excess corporate profits

Written By: - Date published: 1:14 pm, October 30th, 2022 - 46 comments

“An excess profit tax would be a simple and effective way for large corporations to pay their fair share, unlocking the resources all of us need to live with dignity, put a roof over our heads and food on the table,” says Green Party Finance spokesperson, Julie Anne Genter.

“Today, we have released a discussion document exploring how an excess profit tax could be designed – and how the additional revenue should be spent. We are also considering the alternative of raising company tax rates so that all profits are taxed more.”

Open mike 30/10/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 30th, 2022 - 42 comments

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Open mike 29/10/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 29th, 2022 - 124 comments

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Daily review 28/10/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 28th, 2022 - 27 comments

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Male privilege is a fragile thing

Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, October 28th, 2022 - 22 comments

Golriz Ghahraman wanted Parliament to condemn the Iranian Government’s oppression of women’s rights.  David Seymour moved to block the motion because Golriz had raised points of order against him during a previous speech.  Fancy putting your hurt feelings in front of making a statement of support and principle.

Open mike 28/10/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 28th, 2022 - 96 comments

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Daily review 27/10/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 27th, 2022 - 23 comments

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Fair Pay Agreements: Thank you Helen and thank you Michael

Written By: - Date published: 10:14 am, October 27th, 2022 - 43 comments

Yesterday was a big day for the Progressive movement in Aotearoa New Zealand as the Fair Pay Agreements Bill made its way through Parliament.  Many should be thanked but especially Michael Wood and Helen Kelly.

Open mike 27/10/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 27th, 2022 - 117 comments

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Daily review 26/10/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 26th, 2022 - 25 comments

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Why won’t Labour help disabled people out of poverty?

Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, October 26th, 2022 - 93 comments

The sheer waste of so many people’s talent, energy and lives is staggering. It doesn’t have to be that way. So why is it?

Open mike 26/10/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 26th, 2022 - 87 comments

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Bruce’s Reckons: The increased speculation about Chris Luxon quitting

Written By: - Date published: 8:45 pm, October 25th, 2022 - 109 comments

Leader of the Opposition Christopher Luxon turned up to Parliament today and his media spin doctors will be hoping for some good photo opportunities to lift his popularity. But they will be asking a lot.

Daily review 25/10/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 25th, 2022 - 1 comment

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Open mike 25/10/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 25th, 2022 - 134 comments

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Labour day

Written By: - Date published: 12:34 pm, October 24th, 2022 - 13 comments

Enjoying your weekend? Thank a unionist!

Open mike 24/10/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 24th, 2022 - 136 comments

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What are National’s constituent tribes?

Written By: - Date published: 10:06 am, October 23rd, 2022 - 25 comments

Russ Jones has described the five tribes of the UK Conservative Party as including One Nation Conservatives, xenophobic English nationalists, wild-eyed libertarians, scatty populist bullshitters and machine politicians.

Open mike 23/10/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 23rd, 2022 - 43 comments

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Open mike 22/10/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 22nd, 2022 - 202 comments

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Daily review 21/10/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 21st, 2022 - 63 comments

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Wind Farms Need Mines

Written By: - Date published: 9:57 am, October 21st, 2022 - 32 comments

We need more mines if we are to transition to low carbon. There’s a field of industry that National and Labour could readily agree to if they put their minds to it, and it’s one of the highest paid industries in the world: mining. Electric cars, wind turbines and solar panels are made with a […]

The lettuce won

Written By: - Date published: 8:19 am, October 21st, 2022 - 20 comments

Over in the UK Liz Truss has bowed to the inevitable and has announced her resignation as leader of the Conservative Party.

Open mike 21/10/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 21st, 2022 - 82 comments

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Daily review 20/10/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 20th, 2022 - 19 comments

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Groundswell or Deep Earth?

Written By: - Date published: 10:22 am, October 20th, 2022 - 42 comments

Groundswell want degenerative agriculture.

Wayne Brown’s letters

Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, October 20th, 2022 - 50 comments

Wayne Brown (or is that Matthew Hooton) has over the past few days released a series of letters that are astonishing in their audacity.  His latest on transport proposes business as usual at a time when dramatic change is required.

 

Open mike 20/10/2022

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 20th, 2022 - 99 comments

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