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A chance to choose better

Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, September 7th, 2017 - 18 comments
Categories: jacinda ardern, leadership - Tags: , ,

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18 comments on “A chance to choose better”

  1. tracey 1

    The Herald is fighting back hard though.

    • Marcus Morris 1.1

      I notice they have given that political dinosaur Ricard Prebble some space this morning. The only good thing he ever did was electrify the main trunk railway – and his Tory successors are even going to dismantle that. Got into parliament on the Labour ticket and eventually teamed up with his right wing mates to undermine Lange and consign the country to a further nine years of neoliberal economics. Personally I have always regarded him, his fellow turncoats and their philosophy as despicable.

      • millsy 1.1.1

        Sorry Marcus, it was the National government that approved it back in the 1970’s. By the time that Prebble got in, construction had already started, and he had no choice but to carry in with it. When he opened it back in 1988,he gave a speech that was critical of it.

      • The only good thing he ever did was electrify the main trunk railway

        That was Muldoon who, despite the fact that he financed things badly, seems to have been a visionary especially when compared to latter governments.

        EDIT: Commented without seeing other replies.

  2. Labour have run a fantastic campaign so far – really top notch and that has contributed to the clean, clear messages delivered and received. This is not easy to do especially in the circumstances leading to JA taking the leadership – so big ups to the team.

  3. red-blooded 3

    Three’s a real sense of momentum and conviction. And those accusations about style over substance are looking pretty hollow after the various debates. Ardern is obviously a smart, savvy, articulate, but also committed and ethical politician. She’s confounding the Nats and inspiring the rest of us.

  4. ianmac 4

    From various clips I notice that Jacinda is actively listening to those she meets.
    By contrast it seems to me that Bill talks to the people he meets and that is how he frames it as he reports his contacts. “I have talked to a lot of people….”

  5. ianmac 5

    That’s nice!
    “Jacinda Ardern has received a message of support from her British counterpart Jeremy Corbyn.

    The UK Labour leader endorsed Ardern in a video posted on Twitter by TVNZ broadcaster Jack Tame.

    “Jacinda, all the best in the election,” Corbyn said. “Make sure you do it – for all of us.””

    • WOW that is massive. So fantastic. Hopefully the negativity and distrust will reduce now from some because jeremy said ‘for all of us’ and I agree. After we get the gnats out we can tidy things up if need be. Wow again my day is made!!!

    • mary_a 5.2

      @ ianmac (5) … Great stuff 🙂 That really is some endorsement. Obviously this campaign is being watched internationally.

    • Wow!,… that’s a pretty strong sign coming from Jeremy Corbyn , and kind of dulls the argument about Adern’s Labour being just a softer version of neo liberalism… shows there’s changes ahead for us , step by step. All in all , things are looking up.

  6. silvertuatara 6

    I stand within a crowd,
    of unknown numbers,
    Big Data, has not seen me,
    Big Data has not heard my story.

    Contained,
    within the newly created,
    “social Investment state”
    here unknown numbers,
    get manipulated to control our fate.

    I am but one of many,
    whom have fallen through the cracks,
    of a government who refuses to measure,
    the social cost,
    of punitive policy that gives them pleasure.

    The binary configuration,
    feeds his Big Data needs,
    of reducing financial liability,
    for which he has chosen to overlook,
    the real term costs to humanity,
    with negligible accountability.

    The Mockingjay is in the air,
    having risen to address fairness and inequality,
    The Mockingjay has seen us,
    The Mockinjay has heard us,
    not long before,
    together we set ourselves free.

    For now we have seen you Mockingbird,
    and we have heard the meaning,
    within your actions and words,
    which has gained our trust,
    and provided our nation with a fairer vision,
    where our individuality,
    need not be restricted to a,
    series of unknown numbers.

    My spirit stands along side you,
    And while my heart knows,
    that I am but only one,
    your call our Mockingjay,
    has resonated within the souls of many,
    and together we will now answer,
    your call,
    with our pledge of allegiance.

    Lets look past the grumpy,
    old white men,
    whose sense of entitlement,
    and desire to retain power,
    in our ever changing world,
    through exclusivity,
    no longer serves us all,
    in our modern world.

    While Katniss brought change with arrows,
    your positive words and realistic vision,
    so eloquently delivered with passion and strength,
    has proven no less accurate,
    in disrupting for the benefit of all,
    the status quo that would have seen,
    the continued entrenchment,
    and widening chasm of inequality.

    You have seen me Mockingjay,
    You have seen us Mokingjay,
    You have heard me Mockingjay,
    You have heard us Mokingjay,
    and as diverse individuals,
    we now walk together with conviction,
    in the direction that your inspiring,
    and shared vision is heading.

    We have heard you Jacinda,
    You have awoken us,
    and the time is now right,
    for a more just and fair,
    readjustment of the founding tenants,
    of what we value as a Nation.

    Lets leave behind,
    in yesterday’s shadow,
    the grumpy old white men,
    desperately attempting to cling to power,
    and awaken on the 24th September 2017
    enthusiastic and ready to create,
    our better, fairer and more equitable
    future for our Nation.

    https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=mockingjay+salute&safe=active&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiy3_r4vJLWAhWBG5QKHVnYBrIQ_AUICigB&biw=1965&bih=982

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