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Daily review 05/07/2024

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United Kingdom election watch

Written By: - Date published: 8:38 am, July 5th, 2024 - 98 comments

A generic post to cover the United Kingdom election results as they come in. UPDATED

Open mike 05/07/2024

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Daily review 04/07/2024

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Open mike 04/07/2024

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Daily review 03/07/2024

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Open mike 03/07/2024

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Daily review 02/07/2024

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Open mike 02/07/2024

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Daily review 01/07/2024

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Open mike 01/07/2024

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Open mike 30/06/2024

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Open mike 29/06/2024

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Open mike 28/06/2024

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Daily review 27/06/2024

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Open mike 27/06/2024

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Daily review 26/06/2024

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Open mike 26/06/2024

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Daily review 25/06/2024

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Open mike 25/06/2024

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Daily review 24/06/2024

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Open mike 24/06/2024

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Open mike 23/06/2024

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Open mike 22/06/2024

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Daily review 21/06/2024

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Open mike 21/06/2024

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Daily review 20/06/2024

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Open mike 20/06/2024

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Daily review 19/06/2024

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Open mike 19/06/2024

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Daily review 18/06/2024

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  • 2024 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #28

    A listing of 34 news and opinion articles we found interesting and shared on social media during the past week: Sun, July 7, 2024 thru Sat, July 13, 2024. Story of the week It's still early summer in the Northern Hemisphere. The season comes as our first year of 1.5°C warming ...
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  • Unsurprising, but Trump shooting creates opportunity for a surprising response

    I can’t say I’m shocked. As the US news networks offer rolling coverage dissecting the detail of today’s shooting at a Donald Trump rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, and we hear eye-witnesses trying to make sense of their trauma, the most common word being used is shock. And shocking it is. ...
    PunditBy Tim Watkin
    1 week ago
  • Escalation in the States as Trump is shot and his allies capitalize on the moment

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  • Bernie Sanders: Joe Biden for President

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    Mountain TuiBy Mountain Tui
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  • Questions from God

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    1 week ago
  • The politics of money and influence

    Did you know: Four days ago, the CEO of Warner Bros Discovery (WBD), David Zaslav, opined that he didn’t really care who won the US Presidential election, so long as they were M&A and business friendly. Please share my Substack so I can continue my work. Thank you and happy ...
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  • Auckland & Transport Minister Simeon Brown's insanity

    Excuse me, but I just don’t feel like being polite today. What is going on with Simeon Brown? I mean, really? After spending valuable Ministerial time, focus, and government resources to overturn tailored speed limits in school and high fatality zones that *checks notes* reduces the risk of deaths and ...
    Mountain TuiBy Mountain Tui
    1 week ago
  • Were scientists caught falsifying data in the hacked emails incident dubbed 'climategate'?

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    1 week ago
  • What Happened to David D'Amato's Millions?

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  • Voting as a multi-order process of choice.

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  • Women in Space.

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  • Bernard’s Saturday Soliloquy for the week to July 13

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  • Dems need to ask the right question about Biden as his age now defines the campaign

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    PunditBy Tim Watkin
    1 week ago
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  • Learning From Brexit

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    PunditBy Brian Easton
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    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    1 week ago
  • Hot Damn! It's The Soggy Bottom Boys!

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    Nick’s KōreroBy Nick Rockel
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  • When an independent expert / advisory group is anything but ..

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    Mountain TuiBy Mountain Tui
    1 week ago
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    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    1 week ago
  • Weekly Roundup 12-July-2024

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    Greater AucklandBy Greater Auckland
    1 week ago
  • The Kākā’s Journal of Record for Friday, July 12

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  • The Hoon around the week to July 12

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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
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  • A criminal minister

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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
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  • Gordon Campbell on Luxon in the NATO pressure cooker

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    WerewolfBy lyndon
    2 weeks ago
  • Bernard’s Dawn Chorus for Thursday July 11

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    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    2 weeks ago
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    Greater AucklandBy Guest Post
    2 weeks ago
  • Bernard's Pick 'n' Mix for Thursday, July 11

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    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    2 weeks ago
  • The Kākā’s Journal of Record for Thursday, July 11

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    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    2 weeks ago
  • Farmers’ revenge meets Green resistance

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    PolitikBy Richard Harman
    2 weeks ago
  • Personal Reflections: 10th July

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    Mountain TuiBy Mountain Tui
    2 weeks ago
  • Oh Vienna

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    More Than A FeildingBy David Slack
    2 weeks ago
  • Geoffrey Miller: New Zealand forges deeper ties with NATO

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    Democracy ProjectBy Geoffrey Miller
    2 weeks ago
  • Climate Change: National’s carbon capture fantasy

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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 weeks ago
  • Harsh Truths.

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    2 weeks ago
  • Explainer: Simeon Brown's CCUS Announcement

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    Mountain TuiBy Mountain Tui
    2 weeks ago
  • The Kiwirail Interislander saga continues

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    Mountain TuiBy Mountain Tui
    2 weeks ago
  • Bernard’s Chorus for Wednesday, July 10

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    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    2 weeks ago
  • Christopher Luxon's business acumen

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    Mountain TuiBy Mountain Tui
    2 weeks ago
  • Meet New Zealand's Russell Brand?

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    David FarrierBy David Farrier
    2 weeks ago
  • Why is the Government flooring it on unsafe speeds?

    Feedback closes midnight Thursday 11 July, on the draft speed-setting rule. See our previous post on the subject for details, and guidance on having your say. Among other things, it proposes to raise speeds in cities back up to a universal 50km/h (with no option of 30km/h), and will restrict safe ...
    Greater AucklandBy Greater Auckland
    2 weeks ago
  • American Boy

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    Nick’s KōreroBy Nick Rockel
    2 weeks ago
  • Bernard's Pick 'n' Mix for Wednesday, July 10

    Photo by Jannis Brandt on UnsplashTL;DR: My pick of the top six links elsewhere around housing, climate and poverty in Aotearoa’s political economy in the last day or so to 7:00 am are:Investigation: Benefitting from the misery of others. Over 40% of emergency housing funding went to a concentrated group ...
    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    2 weeks ago
  • The Kākā’s Journal of Record for Wednesday, July 10

    Photo by Mr Cup / Fabien Barral on UnsplashTL;DR: The top six announcements, reports and research around housing, climate and poverty in Aotearoa’s political economy in the day to 6:30 am on Wednesday, July 10 are:Climate: Minister for Transport Simeon Brown announced changes to the Clean Car Importer Standard that ...
    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    2 weeks ago
  • How rural families are saving thousands with electric vehicles

    This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Daisy Simmons (Photo credit: Automotive Rhythms / CC BY-NC 2.0) Some people thought Juliana Dockery and her husband Sean were being impractical when they bought an electric vehicle in 2022. Why? Like one in five Americans, they live in a rural area ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Love to complete it all

    Photo credit: Rob DickinsonThis is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that ...
    Mountain TuiBy Mountain Tui
    2 weeks ago
  • Climate Change: What’s left of the Emissions Reduction Plan?

    In 2019, Parliament, in a supposed bipartisan consensus, passed the Zero Carbon Act. The Act established long-term emissions reduction targets, and a cycle of five-yearly budgets and emissions reduction plans to meet them, with monitoring by the independent Climate Change Commission. In theory this was meant to ensure that the ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 weeks ago
  • The President They Have Got.

    “This cannot be real life!” Confronted with the choice of recommitting themselves to the myth of Joe Biden, or believing the evidence of their own eyes, those Americans not already committed to Donald Trump will reach out instinctively for the President they wish they had – blind to the President they ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Has Progressivism Peaked?

    Let’s Go Crazy! AOC (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) rarks-up the voters of New York’s 16th Congressional District.HAVE WE MOVED past peak progressivism? Across the planet, there are signs that the surge of support for left-wing causes and personalities, exemplified by the election of the democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AOC) to the US House ...
    2 weeks ago
  • The Kākā’s Dawn Chorus for July 9

    TL;DR: The top six things I’ve noted around housing, climate and poverty in Aotearoa’s political economy in the last day are:Labour may be looking at signing up for an Irish style 33% inheritance tax instead of or as well as a capital gains tax;Sam Stubbs has proposed the Government sell ...
    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    2 weeks ago
  • Mr Luxon goes to Washington.

    Once fastened servile now your getting sharpMoving oh so swiftly with such disarmI pulled the covers over him shoulda' pulled the alarmTurned to my nemesis a fool no fucking godTuesday morning usually provides something to write about with a regular round of interviews for the Prime Minister across Newshub, TVNZ, ...
    Nick’s KōreroBy Nick Rockel
    2 weeks ago
  • Kiwirail at Councils Transport & Infrastructure Committee

    Last week at the Council’s Transport and Infrastructure Committee, Kiwirail gave an update about the state of the network and the work they’re doing to get it ready for the opening of the City Rail Link. There were a few aspects that stood out to me so I’ve pulled them ...
    Greater AucklandBy Greater Auckland
    2 weeks ago
  • Bernard's Pick 'n' Mix for Tuesday, July 9

    Photo by City Church Christchurch on UnsplashTL;DR: The top six links elsewhere I’ve spotted around housing, climate and poverty in Aotearoa’s political economy in the last day to 8:00 am are:Scoop: Waipareira Trust political donations probe referred to Charities Registration Board NZ Herald-$$$’s Matt NippertScoop: Migrant whistleblowers speak out after ...
    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    2 weeks ago
  • What’s next after Supreme Court curbs regulatory power: More focus on laws’ wording, less on the...

    This article by Robin Kundis Craig, Professor of Law, University of Kansas is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Federal Chevron deference is dead. On June 28, 2024, in a 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court overturned the 40-year-old legal tenet that when a federal ...
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