Corbyn rides a commie bike!

Written By: - Date published: 9:46 am, September 16th, 2015 - 100 comments
Categories: journalism, making shit up, spin, uk politics - Tags: , ,

The subtle and not so subtle demonisation of Jeremy Corbyn by England’s establishment media is going to be something to behold. How about this yesterday in The Times?

The new Labour leader treated himself to a black cab at his home yesterday, abandoning the Chairman Mao-style bicycle his neighbours always see him riding.

A “Chairman Mao-style bicycle” – otherwise known as “a bicycle” – but Corbyn is a commie! Geddit? Do ya geddit??

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100 comments on “Corbyn rides a commie bike! ”

  1. Morrissey 1

    Keep an eye on Josie Pagani. I bet she’ll be using this trope in the next few weeks.

    • newsense 1.1

      Snap.

      It’s a pity that Kelvin Davis was even remotely linked with Quinn, Pagani and the lot who like to pop up to cry boo at anything Labour do.

      I hope he gives them a wide berth and distances himself from them in the future as a voter and someone who has enjoyed his work on Serco.

  2. tracey 2

    If he were a Tory this would make him an ordinary bloke hankering for his boyhood days of freedom and state housing yokedom.

    Just like all those bikes you see in the Communist footholds of Oxford (note the tell-tale red seats) and Cambridge.

    http://www.baintonbikes.com/ImageFiles/BikeHire.jpg

    Cambridge
    http://www.camcycle.org.uk/cycling2020/images/insecurebikes.jpg

    • Ben Clark 2.1

      David Cameron made a big show of bicycling (as does Boris!), to try to get that common man / in touch with the environment thing going. Of course he got ridiculed for the Govt car crawling slowly along behind him with his briefcase, burning fuel…

      But I don’t think he ever got accused of riding a “Chairman Mao” style bicycle…

  3. cogito 3

    Plenty of commie bikes for sale at The Warehouse.

    Come to think of it, plenty of commie utes on our roads, and commie clothes in our shops, and commie money flooding the Auckland housing market…

  4. millsy 4

    Yes, how dare he save the British tax payer thousands in taxi chits.

  5. mac1 5

    “Labour leader shows respect for rules of the road, self-respect in wearing a helmet and cycling for his health, and respect for the environment.”

    Note the hand position with fingers close to the brake levers, as opposed to that photo of John Key cycling with his colleagues and minders, and the serious focus on the road.

    Note also the tidy clothing and polished shoes.

    The high visibility red rosette is an extra!

  6. rhinocrates 6

    There’s this too:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/09/15/conservative-party-jeremy-corbyn-youtube-video-taken-down_n_8139950.html?1442327969

    The “Threat to national security” ad has been taken down due to copyright infringement, but as has been pointed out, only after it’s been seen thousands of times.

    IN CTs eyes, they haven’t botched, I’m sure. It’s increasingly common for politicians to grab copyrighted material (Key, Trump etc) without the artist’s consent. We’re going to see more and more hit and run campaigning as the norm. It won’t matter if it’s challenged, because it’s designed for immediate impact and is challenged and taken down when it’s window of effectiveness has passed anyway.

    It’s related to Lyndon Johnson’s pig fucker tactic – accuse someone of fucking pigs not because you can prove it, but because you want to see them denying it.

    Attack ads may be absurd, libellous, in breach of copyright or whatever, but those spreading them simply don’t care – in fact, the more outrageous the better because they are intended to block discussion, not advance it. Complaining about them on those terms is like complaining that water is wet.

    Proverb: Who defines the terms wins the argument.

    You need to find counters that have similarly immediate effect. A good grassroots example is the flood of ridicule that Cameron’s original tweet received, eg: a woman in a garden shed with a colander on her head saying “I’m afraid of the Labour Party. Am I safe here?”

    • tracey 6.1

      But, but, but the Right don’t do negative or attacking politics, cos it just doens’t work 😉

    • James 6.2

      Looks like it is back up.

      https://youtu.be/_hgJokgNJHo

      • Draco T Bastard 6.2.1

        Wonder if that would come under the new digital attack that just got passed by National. It should do as it’s pretty much designed to cause strife and damage to a person.

      • seeker 6.2.2

        Conservatives: all too often a threat to human existence…..

      • newsense 6.2.3

        wow. that was weak. I thought that it would be stronger.

    • BLiP 6.3

      . . . It won’t matter if it’s challenged, because it’s designed for immediate impact and is challenged and taken down when it’s window of effectiveness has passed anyway . . .

      With Crosby/Textor the publicity surrounding the take-down of such material is part of why its done in the first place. Very often, the take-down material perpetuates the meme being injected into public consciousness.

  7. Sabine 7

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwvWtZl2ICY

    I want to ride my bycycle
    I want to ride my bike……..

    such a British thing to do 🙂

  8. dukeofurl 8

    There is the “Flying Pigeon ” brand bicycles which originated in the Mao era, not sure if Corbyn is using one.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Pigeon

  9. save NZ 9

    Judging from his weight I guess he is even more communist and actually walks too! How dare he mingle with the people and not be charging the tax payer for stomach stapling operations which are so popular for MP’s!

  10. Sanctuary 10

    Coming up: How Jeremy Corbyn rides a bike built by child slave labour.

  11. vto 11

    Corbyn rides commie bike.

    Cameron sells bombs to ISIS

    take your pick

    • Atiawa 11.1

      If the people are influenced by what is written about his mode of transport or it’s place of origin or who it may or may not depict then they deserve everything neo-liberalism has to offer. Would left leaning voters in this country be persuaded to vote for John Key if it was common for him to commute to work in a self driven 20 year old Toyota corolla? Would Green party supporters call for a place on the treasury benches if he powered his home & motor vehicle using solar energy? Do we really lack that much faith in our fellow man & woman? Do we place that much current day faith in the persuasion of the pen’s headline?
      It will be Corbyn and his parties ability to take people with them as a result of the message he conveys and whether he and his party have policies and the credibility to resonate with those they crave to represent. Sweet fuck all else will matter.

  12. James 12

    As someone who thinks Corbyn is a joke – Even I think this bike thing is stupid.

  13. Gabby 13

    David Hameron’s slave-made bike is far preferable.

  14. BM 14

    Definitely looks like a bike Mao would ride.

    Is that a little red book in his shirt pocket?

  15. maui 15

    Commie bikes have bar ends on the handle bars reflecting the shape of the sickle, it’s widespread knowledge.

    On another note, he looks far more natural/efficient on a bike than Key and Bridges do when they open cycleways.

  16. Tiger Mountain 16

    I haven’t ridden a bike since school days but still manage to maintain a marxist world view

    on yer commie bike indeed Corbyn–heh! the tabloids are barrel scraping already, whats not to like about a reasonably fit good example for other politicians? don’t pom MPs regularly get caught out for various signs of affluence–moat maintenance, coke snorting, gluttony and sex “rings”?

  17. Sanctuary 17

    I Googled “communist bicycle” and got this –

    http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y164/wteach/IAYS/the_streets_5100062_zpsd7a6e06e.jpg

    Give me some communism or give me my death, I say!

  18. tracey 18

    Funny how it is ok to use Commie as a slur, notwithstanding the suggestion of Stalinesque brutality, but suggest a rightie is a facist and…..

  19. The lost sheep 20

    The revolution is away. At bicycle speed.

    Labour has slightly narrowed the gap between its poll rating and that of the Conservatives, a new poll shows.
    The ICM survey for the Guardian newspaper shows a six-point lead for the Tories, down from nine points in the previous survey conducted last month.
    The opposition party’s rating increased by one per cent, with the Conservatives themselves down two per cent.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-closes-gap-with-tories-by-three-points-new-poll-finds-10501432.html

  20. Macro 21

    Nothing new here – they did it to Harold Wilson as well.
    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2006/mar/15/comment.labour1

    • Draco T Bastard 21.1

      The conservatives seem to do it to everyone all the time. And then they claim that they’re the party that doesn’t attack people.

      They are, of course, liars.

      • Macro 21.1.1

        The attack on Harold Wilson was particularly nasty and lead to his forced resignation – Mountbatten and others were involved right to the very top! They are despicable and we are now seeing it already with Corbyn.
        The BBC 90 min docu-drama done in 2006 is work a look:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6v1VxB5Lss

  21. The Real Matthew 22

    It must be hard for you guys coming from a New Zealand media base to deal with opinion media that questions left wing ideals.

    The New Zealand Herald and Fairfax wouldn’t know journalistic independence if it smacked them in the face. By contracting a bevvy of left wing reporters they have compromised the integrity of their publications, becoming little more than mouthpieces for the left.

    When was the last time you say an article critiquing a Green Party policy or a NZ First policy?

    I guess it’s hard to find room when your editorials constantly bash the current government and when you run selective Letters to the Editor that consistently contain factual errors. But hey who cares when they suit the narrative of the newspaper.

    • tracey 22.1

      Feel better?

    • Stuart Munro 22.2

      Yes indeed, getting rid of the moderate centre right Dita De Boni for the notorious commie troll Hosking was the end for the Herald – it’s a red rag now.

      • McFlock 22.2.1

        hush.
        Matthew’s an oppressed mass.

        Matthew is the only one who can see that the Herald’s the sort of commie propaganda that leftists like Ghengiz Khan would approve of.

        • greywarshark 22.2.1.1

          The Real Matthew
          An oppressed mass? Is he an Ironed Man?

          • McFlock 22.2.1.1.1

            Indeed. He’s fed up with being mescalated and castorated by all this leftist PC nonsense. There’s violence inherent in the system, but he doesn’t get to dole out any of it, poor puppy.

        • Stuart Munro 22.2.1.2

          According to http://www.amazon.com/Genghis-Khan-Making-Modern-World/dp/0609610627 , Genghis was unusually democratic – though his heirs were not. He toppled monarchs, but absorbed the huddled masses – sort of like Jeremy Corbyn on an Adyu 😉

          • McFlock 22.2.1.2.1

            lol feel free to pick a more appropriate benchmark, just try to avoid a Godwin 🙂

            • Stuart Munro 22.2.1.2.1.1

              Marcus Crassus is the archetypal tighty righty – clever with the shekels but managed to lose his head to the Parthians – an E team that lost to Rome as regularly as West Coast or frankly The Blues lose to Canterbury…
              Eponymous for the combination of insensitivity and stupidity, Crassus is the original model for hosers like Talley, Murdoch, Trump, and Brownlee.

    • Gabby 22.3

      Are they Faybeeyuns, realmatthew?

    • weka 22.4

      ha ha ha, very funny. The anonymous editorials writers at the Herald are really communists.

    • newsense 22.6

      when was the time they wrote any thing about any policy- instead about Max Key and how the Australian leadership spill is a great thing for Key Snr….it’s the noveau royalty they’re all about

  22. Peter 23

    …. the real concern is how MSM NZ employs similar tactics from the same playbook as The Times

  23. Peter 24

    …. the real concern is how MSM NZ employs similar tactics from the same playbook as The Times

  24. Adrian 25

    Bugger me, even Jeremy Clarkson rides a bike in London. Maybe he’s a closet communist. How clever a cover is that!.

  25. greywarshark 26

    How to use loaded, emotional, cryptic-meaning-laden language!
    Corbyn ‘treated’ himself to a black cab (why the emphasis on black)?
    And the Chairman Mao-like-bike. Who remembers who Chairman Mao is amongst the chattering classes, and what sort of bike, if any, he or his compatriots rode.

    As you say Anthony – very interesting. What a fine choice of words. Is there a workshop, held regularly, teaching how to write this laden-language at journalism school? Do they go to school at all these days to ‘larn that there jornalism’ or is it larned in-house? Is there a special thesaurus giving right-wing politicised versions of our everyday words.

    I have a book produced by Ronald Searle taking a potshot at feminists and their close analysis of the extent of male gender control of language. This seems to be a flowering of the political mania to downgrade the dread Left.

    One word that brought forth Searle’s inspiration was Himalayas becoming Heralayas which was completed with a hairy Sherpa. Mangy became Womangy, Manhandle – Womanhandle, Manhole – Womanhole (which became a shapely pavement metal artwork, instead of a prosaic circle or square).

    I think there is a light-hearted book in the political flights of fancy. Can we please add to this post and use it to pass on each one we hear or read to this collection? And then they can be published as a satirical and amusing milestone of RW villainy and human mendaciousness that Kafka would have enjoyed in his lighter moments.
    edited

  26. McFlock 27

    Damned if I can google an image of Mao riding a bike. Lots of bikes, lots of Mao, none with the two together.

  27. Adrian 28

    About bikes in London. You can virtually get a free 2000 quid bike in London, it’s a scheme where the Gummint, the London Council ( I think ) and your employer and a bit of money out of your wages all chip in so long as you ride it often enough to work.
    And not just a commo Jezza model either, I really fancied a flash Pinarello with all the kit.

  28. McFlock 29

    wow – just had a look at the Telegraph website, and it was absolutely insane. They talked about a speech being a shambles because he skipped a few lines about Thatcher that had been in the released text, and were hysterical that he didn’t sing along to god save the queen.

    But the cherry on top was a thumbnail pic on the front page of Corbyn giving a straight-arm naz1 salute – looked funnyweird, possibly photoshopped, but more likely him in mid-wave. A dick move straight from “A Very British Coup” (the link is to a quick shot of a clip showing what I’m talking about, but the entire youtube clip is an interesting summary of the show if you haven’t seen it).

    They’re completely rabid.

    lol – Waterford Whispers News (an irish satire site) has a similar headline: 5 Reasons Why Jeremy Corbyn Is The Antichrist 🙂

    • Draco T Bastard 29.1

      5) Never watched Downton Abbey. Not once. Not fucking once did he watch the beloved ITV drama. Corbyn has no idea what Anna and Mr. Bates have been through. What a bastard.

      😆 😈

      • lprent 29.1.1

        Hah! Please don’t taunt me. It is the latest soap going through the TV.
        Makes me enjoy cooking. And the idea of a bit of class revolt….

        (I have never seen it before and never wish to again. Makes me realise that I should figure out how to hack the Netflix menu. It needs a hide/ban these routine)

  29. ianmac 30

    And note the upright posture from those upright handlebars. Unfortunately most bikes these days are designed for speedy crouch. Wish my bike allowed me to watch the world go by like that.

    • Sanctuary 30.1

      Apparently that is British style of cycling, unattractively called “sit up and beg”, presumably because you look like an expectant Labrador when cycling that way.

      • Phil 30.1.1

        It also gives cyclists the ability to physically, as well as metaphorically, smugly look down on motorists as they pass by, weaving in and out of traffic, breaking every road rule known to man.

        • maui 30.1.1.1

          And rightly so, if drivers are too lazy to move their bodies anywhere, be a part of the physical world and would rather just sit around going nowhere for long periods.

          • Phil 30.1.1.1.1

            Yes, because we live in a world where the only opportunity for physical exercise is during our commute to and from work, and it could never possibly be the case that driving to work is the best option for an individual.

            *eyeroll*

            • maui 30.1.1.1.1.1

              100 years ago we were fitter, healthier, less polluting, less lazy and more aware of our environs due to not being able to drive. All good reasons to look down on driving. Most of our driving is unneccessary.

        • Sanctuary 30.1.1.2

          I cycle like that, I only interact with motorists when they too close, and too slow to avoid a boot in the door.

        • Draco T Bastard 30.1.1.3

          1. There’s no laws broken
          2. If you’re too stupid to get on your bike and thus get in our way, well, that’s your own fault.

      • greywarshark 30.1.2

        Expectant for food I take it. And if I did, the dog might bite! So might JC?

    • McFlock 30.2

      That posture and his use of normal clothes makes him look like less of a complete arse than many cyclists in NZ.

      The hlemets still need to be improved, though.

  30. Papa tuanuku 31

    Finding these gems should be turned into a game or competition with prizes for the most outrageous

  31. half crown 32

    We all know he’s a commie, as he a nose bleed the other day and HIS BLOOD WAS RED.
    Not blue blooded like the Tories

  32. This sort of stuff risks turning off some of the people it’s aimed at. Sensible people on the right – and yes there are a few – get a tad edgy when the propaganda starts sounding as risible as a CIA plot to assassinate Castro with an exploding cigar.

    The ability of the media to get away with blatant character assassination and outright lies has been lessened because lies can be countered (and mocked) quickly via social media. They could tell outright lies during the miners’ strike about Scargill stealing union money because by the time the voices of reason could be heard, the damage had been done. These days not so much.

    So let them carry on being as perfidious, deranged and mendacious as they like – it shows them up for what they are.

  33. The Gormless Fool formerly known as Oleolebiscuitbarrell 34

    Forget about communist. The principal objection to bicycle riding is that it is undignified.

    • Grant 34.1

      “The principal objection to bicycle riding is that it is undignified.”

      Says commenter sporting the extremely dignified handle, ‘Gormless Fool formerly known as Oleolebiscuitbarrell’, whilst donning his Sunday-best clown shoes and propeller cap.

    • gnomic 34.2

      Riding a bicycle undignified? Dare one hope this is an attempt at being whimsical?

      The great H.G. Wells reputedly once wrote “Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.”

  34. greywarshark 35

    In case you haven’t seen this somewhere else – more shock schlock about JC.
    http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2015/09/15/5-reasons-why-jeremy-corbyn-is-the-antichrist/

  35. Coaster 36

    Ffs, its an older style bike. Whats wrong with riding a bike?,at least he hasnt got cycle pants and fluro lycra on.

  36. Adrian 37

    Coaster, thats what everybody rides in Britian and the Netherlands, you don’t want your head down and arse up in all the traffic and you can’t go that fast anyway. You see the road/race bikes on the weekend out in the country. Best one I saw was a very elegant madame ( about late 60s-70, French of course ) blythly cycling straight through the Place de la Concorde on a Commo Jezza model, 7 lanes all doing mad laps looking for their exit, and she was paid the utmost respect.

  37. NickS 38

    lolwut? That’s just a normal city bike, using bog standard aluminum frame and frame geometry + mid range, solid components.

    The sort of thing you can buy in any shop that stocks push bikes if you want something reliable to get around town really cheaply.

  38. KeepLeft 40

    Just wait until private transport is banned. Then you’ll see more comrades riding bikes like they should. Great stuff!!!

    • The Gormless Fool formerly known as Oleolebiscuitbarrell 40.1

      Year zero! Can’t wait to have them take my cutlery and send me to the countryside for cultural cleansing.

  39. BenM 41

    Wait, isn’t Boris Johnson a keen cyclist? The darling of the Tories is a closet communist!

  40. AlanBStard 42

    Best transport he can afford!

    (Sent from iPad Pro while riding in the back of my Rolls on the way to a million pound deal).

  41. johnm 43

    Corbyn is a threat to Britain’s national security don’t you know?
    That is the 1%, the corporations, the city of London, the bankster financialisation parasitism, the U$ economic and foreign policy hegemony, the corporate msm, just about anyone who counts!

    he’s dangerous he’s mobilised some of the proles to join the labour Party for pete’s sake! What happened to their manufactured apathy?
    What has fuhrer cameron got to say?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXcaWQwHTFM

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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 days ago
  • THE FACTS:  77% of Kiwis believe NZ is becoming more divided
    The Facts has posted –        KEY INSIGHTSOf New Zealander’s polled: Social unity/division 77%believe NZ is becoming more divided (42% ‘much more’ + 35% ‘a little more’) 3%believe NZ is becoming less divided (1% ‘much less’ + 2% ‘a little less’) ...
    Point of OrderBy poonzteam5443
    2 days ago
  • Gordon Campbell on the cynical brutality of the centre-right’s welfare policies
    The centre-right’s enthusiasm for forcing people off the benefit and into paid work is matched only by the enthusiasm (shared by Treasury and the Reserve Bank) for throwing people out of paid work to curb inflation, and achieve the optimal balance of workers to job seekers deemed to be desirable ...
    2 days ago
  • Wednesday’s Chorus: Arthur Grimes on why building many, many more social houses is so critical
    New research shows that tenants in social housing - such as these Wellington apartments - are just as happy as home owners and much happier than private tenants. Photo: Lynn Grieveson / The KākāTL;DR: The election campaign took an ugly turn yesterday, and in completely the wrong direction. All three ...
    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    2 days ago
  • Old habits
    Media awareness about global warming and climate change has grown fairly steadily since 2004. My impression is that journalists today tend to possess a higher climate literacy than before. This increasing awareness and improved knowledge is encouraging, but there are also some common interpretations which could be more nuanced. ...
    Real ClimateBy rasmus
    2 days ago
  • Bennie Bashing.
    If there’s one thing the mob loves more than keeping Māori in their place, more than getting tough on the gangs, maybe even more than tax cuts. It’s a good old round of beneficiary bashing.Are those meanies in the ACT party stealing your votes because they think David Seymour is ...
    Nick’s KōreroBy Nick Rockel
    2 days ago
  • The kindest cuts
    Labour kicks off the fiscal credibility battle today with the release of its fiscal plan. National is expected to follow, possibly as soon as Thursday, with its own plan, which may (or may not) address the large hole that the problems with its foreign buyers’ ban might open up. ...
    PolitikBy Richard Harman
    2 days ago
  • Green right turn in Britain? Well, a start
    While it may be unlikely to register in New Zealand’s general election, Britain’s PM Rishi Sunak has done something which might just be important in the long run. He’s announced a far-reaching change in his Conservative government’s approach to environmental, and particularly net zero, policy. The starting point – ...
    Point of OrderBy xtrdnry
    2 days ago
  • At a glance – How do human CO2 emissions compare to natural CO2 emissions?
    On February 14, 2023 we announced our Rebuttal Update Project. This included an ask for feedback about the added "At a glance" section in the updated basic rebuttal versions. This weekly blog post series highlights this new section of one of the updated basic rebuttal versions and serves as a ...
    3 days ago
  • How could this happen?
    Canada is in uproar after the exposure that its parliament on September 22 provided a standing ovation to a Nazi veteran who had been invited into the chamber to participate in the parliamentary welcome to Ukrainian President Zelensky. Yaroslav Hunka, 98, a Ukrainian man who volunteered for service in ...
    3 days ago
  • Always Be Campaigning
    The big screen is a great place to lay out the ways of the salesman. He comes ready-made for Panto, ripe for lampooning.This is not to disparage that life. I have known many good people of that kind. But there is a type, brazen as all get out. The camera ...
    More Than A FeildingBy David Slack
    3 days ago
  • STEPHEN FRANKS: Press seek to publicly shame doctor – we must push back
    The following is a message sent yesterday from lawyer Stephen Franks on behalf of the Free Speech Union. I don’t like to interrupt first thing Monday morning, but we’ve just become aware of a case where we think immediate and overwhelming attention could help turn the tide. It involves someone ...
    Point of OrderBy poonzteam5443
    3 days ago
  • Competing on cruelty
    The right-wing message calendar is clearly reading "cruelty" today, because both National and NZ First have released beneficiary-bashing policies. National is promising a "traffic light" system to police and kick beneficiaries, which will no doubt be accompanied by arbitrary internal targets to classify people as "orange" or "red" to keep ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    3 days ago
  • Further funding for Pharmac (forgotten in the Budget?) looks like a $1bn appeal from a PM in need of...
    Buzz from the Beehive One Labour plan  – for 3000 more public homes by 2025 – is the most recent to be posted on the government’s official website. Another – a prime ministerial promise of more funding for Pharmac – has been released as a Labour Party press statement. Who ...
    Point of OrderBy Bob Edlin
    3 days ago
  • Bryce Edwards: The Vested interests shaping National Party policies
    As the National Party gets closer to government, lobbyists and business interests will be lining up for influence and to get policies adopted. It’s therefore in the public interest to have much more scrutiny and transparency about potential conflicts of interests that might arise. One of the key individuals of ...
    Democracy ProjectBy bryce.edwards
    3 days ago
  • Labour may be on way out of power and NZ First back in – but will Peters go into coalition with Na...
    Voters  are deserting Labour in droves, despite Chris  Hipkins’  valiant  rearguard  action.  So  where  are they  heading?  Clearly  not all of them are going to vote National, which concedes that  the  outcome  will be “close”. To the Right of National, the ACT party just a  few weeks  ago  was ...
    Point of OrderBy tutere44
    3 days ago
  • GRAHAM ADAMS: Will the racists please stand up?
    Accusations of racism by journalists and MPs are being called out. Graham Adams writes –    With the election less than three weeks away, what co-governance means in practice — including in water management, education, planning law and local government — remains largely obscure. Which is hardly ...
    Point of OrderBy poonzteam5443
    3 days ago
  • Gordon Campbell on whether Winston Peters can be a moderating influence
    As the centre-right has (finally!) been subjected to media interrogation, the polls are indicating that some voters may be starting to have second thoughts about the wisdom of giving National and ACT the power to govern alone. That’s why yesterday’s Newshub/Reid Research poll had the National/ACT combo dropping to 60 ...
    3 days ago
  • Tuesday’s Chorus: RBNZ set to rain on National's victory parade
    ANZ has increased its forecast for house inflation later this year on signs of growing momentum in the market ahead of the election. Photo: Lynn Grieveson / The KākāTL;DR: National has campaigned against the Labour Government’s record on inflation and mortgage rates, but there’s now a growing chance the Reserve ...
    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    3 days ago
  • After a Pittsburgh coal processing plant closed, ER visits plummeted
    This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Katie Myers. This story was originally published by Grist and is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. Pittsburgh, in its founding, was blessed and cursed with two abundant natural resources: free-flowing rivers and a nearby coal seam. ...
    3 days ago
  • September-23 AT Board Meeting
    Today the AT board meet again and once again I’ve taken a look at what’s on the agenda to find the most interesting items. Closed Agenda Interestingly when I first looked at the agendas this paper was there but at the time of writing this post it had been ...
    3 days ago
  • Electorate Watch: West Coast-Tasman
    Continuing my series on interesting electorates, today it’s West Coast-Tasman.A long thin electorate running down the northern half of the west coast of the South Island. Think sand flies, beautiful landscapes, lots of rain, Pike River, alternative lifestylers, whitebaiting, and the spiritual home of the Labour Party. A brief word ...
    Nick’s KōreroBy Nick Rockel
    3 days ago
  • Big money brings Winston back
    National leader Christopher Luxon yesterday morning conceded it and last night’s Newshub poll confirmed it; Winston Peters and NZ First are not only back but highly likely to be part of the next government. It is a remarkable comeback for a party that was tossed out of Parliament in ...
    PolitikBy Richard Harman
    3 days ago
  • 20 days until Election Day, 7 until early voting begins… but what changes will we really see here?
    As this blogger, alongside many others, has already posited in another forum: we all know the National Party’s “budget” (meaning this concept of even adding up numbers properly is doing a lot of heavy, heavy lifting right now) is utter and complete bunk (read hung, drawn and quartered and ...
    exhALANtBy exhalantblog
    4 days ago
  • A night out
    Everyone was asking, Are you nervous? and my response was various forms of God, yes.I've written more speeches than I can count; not much surprises me when the speaker gets to their feet and the room goes quiet.But a play? Never.YOU CAME! THANK YOU! Read more ...
    More Than A FeildingBy David Slack
    4 days ago
  • A pallid shade of Green III
    Clearly Labour's focus groups are telling it that it needs to pay more attention to climate change - because hot on the heels of their weaksauce energy efficiency pilot programme and not-great-but-better-than-nothing solar grants, they've released a full climate manifesto. Unfortunately, the core policies in it - a second Emissions ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    4 days ago
  • A coalition of racism, cruelty, and chaos
    Today's big political news is that after months of wibbling, National's Chris Luxon has finally confirmed that he is willing to work with Winston Peters to become Prime Minister. Which is expected, but I guess it tells us something about which way the polls are going. Which raises the question: ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    4 days ago
  • More migrant workers should help generate the tax income needed to provide benefits for job seekers
    Buzz from the Beehive Under something described as a “rebalance” of its immigration rules, the Government has adopted four of five recommendations made in an independent review released in July, The fifth, which called on the government to specify criteria for out-of-hours compliance visits similar to those used during ...
    Point of OrderBy Bob Edlin
    4 days ago
  • Letter To Luxon.
    Some of you might know Gerard Otto (G), and his G News platform. This morning he wrote a letter to Christopher Luxon which I particularly enjoyed, and with his agreement I’m sharing it with you in this guest newsletter.If you’d like to make a contribution to support Gerard’s work you ...
    Nick’s KōreroBy Nick Rockel
    4 days ago
  • LINDSAY MITCHELL: Alarming trend in benefit numbers
    Lindsay Mitchell writes –  While there will not be another quarterly release of benefit numbers prior to the election, limited weekly reporting continues and is showing an alarming trend. Because there is a seasonal component to benefit number fluctuations it is crucial to compare like with like. In ...
    Point of OrderBy poonzteam5443
    4 days ago
  • BRIAN EASTON: Has there been external structural change?
    A close analysis of the Treasury assessment of the Medium Term in its PREFU 2023 suggests the economy may be entering a new phase.   Brian Easton writes –  Last week I explained that the forecasts in the just published Treasury Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update (PREFU 2023) was ...
    Point of OrderBy poonzteam5443
    4 days ago
  • CRL Progress – Sep-23
    It’s been a while since we looked at the latest with the City Rail Link and there’s been some fantastic milestones recently. To start with, and most recently, CRL have released an awesome video showing a full fly-through of one of the tunnels. Come fly with us! You asked for ...
    4 days ago
  • Monday’s Chorus: Not building nearly enough
    We are heading into another period of fast population growth without matching increased home building or infrastructure investment.Photo: Lynn Grieveson / The KākāTL;DR: Labour and National detailed their house building and migration approaches over the weekend, with both pledging fast population growth policies without enough house building or infrastructure investment ...
    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    4 days ago
  • Game on; Hipkins comes out punching
    Labour leader Chris Hipkins yesterday took the gloves off and laid into National and its leader Christopher Luxon. For many in Labour – and particularly for some at the top of the caucus and the party — it would not have been a moment too soon. POLITIK is aware ...
    PolitikBy Richard Harman
    4 days ago
  • Tax Cut Austerity Blues.
    The leaders have had their go, they’ve told us the “what?” and the “why?” of their promises. Now it’s the turn of the would be Finance Ministers to tell us the “how?”, the “how much?”, and the “when?”A chance for those competing for the second most powerful job in the ...
    Nick’s KōreroBy Nick Rockel
    5 days ago
  • MIKE GRIMSHAW:  It’s the economy – and the spirit – Stupid…
    Mike Grimshaw writes – Over the past 30-odd years it’s become almost an orthodoxy to blame or invoke neoliberalism for the failures of New Zealand society. On the left the usual response goes something like, neoliberalism is the cause of everything that’s gone wrong and the answer ...
    Point of OrderBy poonzteam5443
    5 days ago
  • 2023 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #38
    A chronological listing of news and opinion articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, Sep 17, 2023 thru Sat, Sep 23, 2023. Story of the Week  Opinion: Let’s free ourselves from the story of economic growth A relentless focus on economic growth has ushered in ...
    5 days ago
  • The End Of The World.
    Have you been looking out of your window for signs of the apocalypse? Don’t worry, you haven’t been door knocked by a representative of the Brian Tamaki party. They’re probably a bit busy this morning spruiking salvation, or getting ready to march on our parliament, which is closed. No, I’ve ...
    Nick’s KōreroBy Nick Rockel
    6 days ago
  • Climate Town: The Brainwashing Of America's Children
    Climate Town is the YouTube channel of Rollie Williams and a ragtag team of climate communicators, creatives and comedians. They examine climate change in a way that doesn’t make you want to eat a cyanide pill. Get informed about the climate crisis before the weather does it for you. The latest ...
    7 days ago
  • Has There Been External Structural Change?
    A close analysis of the Treasury assessment of the Medium Term in its PREFU 2023 suggests the economy may be entering a new phase. Last week I explained that the forecasts in the just published Treasury Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update (PREFU 2023) was similar to the May Budget BEFU, ...
    PunditBy Brian Easton
    7 days ago
  • Another Labour bully
    Back in June, we learned that Kiri Allan was a Parliamentary bully. And now there's another one: Labour MP Shanan Halbert: The Labour Party was alerted to concerns about [Halbert's] alleged behaviour a year ago but because staffers wanted to remain anonymous, no formal process was undertaken [...] The ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    7 days ago
  • Climate Change: Ignoring our biggest problem
    Its that time in the election season where the status quo parties are busy accusing each other of having fiscal holes in a desperate effort to appear more "responsible" (but not, you understand, by promising to tax wealth or land to give the government the revenue it needs to do ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    7 days ago
  • JERRY COYNE: A good summary of the mess that is science education in New Zealand
    JERRY COYNE writes –  If you want to see what the government of New Zealand is up to with respect to science education, you can’t do better than listening to this video/slideshow by two exponents of the “we-need-two-knowledge-systems” view. I’ve gotten a lot of scary stuff from Kiwi ...
    Point of OrderBy poonzteam5443
    7 days ago
  • Good news on the GDP front is accompanied by news of a $5m govt boost for Supercars (but what about ...
    Buzz from the Beehive First, we were treated to the news (from Finance Minister Grant Robertson) that the economy has turned a corner and New Zealand never was in recession.  This was triggered by statistics which showed the economy expanded 0.9 per cent in the June quarter, twice as much as ...
    Point of OrderBy Bob Edlin
    7 days ago
  • The Scafetta Saga
    It has taken 17 months to get a comment published pointing out the obvious errors in the Scafetta (2022) paper in GRL. Back in March 2022, Nicola Scafetta published a short paper in Geophysical Research Letters (GRL) purporting to show through ‘advanced’ means that ‘all models with ECS > ...
    Real ClimateBy Gavin
    7 days ago
  • Friday's Chorus: Penny wise and pound foolish
    TL;DR: In the middle of a climate emergency and in a city prone to earthquakes, Victoria University of Wellington announced yesterday it would stop teaching geophysics, geographic information science and physical geography to save $22 million a year and repay debt. Climate change damage in Aotearoa this year is already ...
    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    7 days ago
  • CHRIS TROTTER: Calling the big dog’s bluff
      For nearly thirty years the pundits have been telling the minor parties that they must be good little puppies and let the big dogs decide. The parties with a plurality of the votes cast must be allowed to govern – even if that means ignoring the ...
    Point of OrderBy poonzteam5443
    7 days ago
  • The electorate swing, Labour limbo and Luxon-Hipkins two-step
     Another poll, another 27 for Labour. It was July the last time one of the reputable TV company polls had Labour's poll percentage starting with a three, so the limbo question is now being asked: how low can you go?It seems such an unlikely question because this doesn't feel like the kind ...
    PunditBy Tim Watkin
    1 week ago
  • A Womance, and a Nomance.
    After the trench warfare of Tuesday night, when the two major parties went head to head, last night was the turn of the minor parties. Hosts Newshub termed it “the Powerbrokers' Debate”.Based on the latest polls the four parties taking part - ACT, the Greens, New Zealand First, and Te ...
    Nick’s KōreroBy Nick Rockel
    1 week ago
  • When The Internet Rushes To Your Defense
    Hi,You can’t make this stuff up.People involved with Sound of Freedom, the QAnon-infused movie about anti-child trafficker Tim Ballard, are dropping like flies. I won’t ruin your day by describing it here, but Vice reports that footage has emerged of executive producer Paul Hutchinson being inappropriate with a 16-year-old trafficking ...
    David FarrierBy David Farrier
    1 week ago
  • Doubts about Robertson’s good news day
    The trading banks yesterday concluded that though GDP figures released yesterday show the economy is not in recession, it may well soon be. Nevertheless, the fact that GDP has gone up 0.8 per cent in the latest quarter and that StatsNZ revised the previous quarter’s figure to show a ...
    PolitikBy Richard Harman
    1 week ago
  • The Votes That Media Dare Not Speak Its Name
    .Thanks for reading Frankly Speaking ! Subscribe for free to receive new posts and support my work..A recent political opinion poll (20 September) on TV1 presented what could only be called bleak news for the Left Bloc:National: 37%, down two points equating to 46 seatsLabour: 27%, down one point (34 ...
    Frankly SpeakingBy Frank Macskasy
    1 week ago
  • Skeptical Science New Research for Week #38 2023
    Open access notables At our roots Skeptical Science is about cognition of the results of climate science research in the minds of the entire human population. Ideally we'd be perfectly communicating understanding of Earth's climate, and perfectly understood. We can only approximate that, but hopefully converging closer to perfection. With ...
    1 week ago
  • Failing To Hold Back The Flood: The Edgy Politics of the Twenty-First Century.
    Coming Over The Top: Rory Stewart's memoir, Politics On The Edge, lays bare the dangerous inadequacies of the Western World's current political model.VERY FEW NEW ZEALANDERS will have heard of Rory Stewart. Those with a keen eye for the absurdities of politics may recognise the name as that of the ...
    1 week ago

  • New community-level energy projects to support more than 800 Māori households
    Seven more innovative community-scale energy projects will receive government funding through the Māori and Public Housing Renewable Energy Fund to bring more affordable, locally generated clean energy to more than 800 Māori households, Energy and Resources Minister Dr Megan Woods says. “We’ve already funded 42 small-scale clean energy projects that ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    24 hours ago
  • Huge boost to Te Tai Tokerau flood resilience
    The Government has approved new funding that will boost resilience and greatly reduce the risk of major flood damage across Te Tai Tokerau. Significant weather events this year caused severe flooding and damage across the region. The $8.9m will be used to provide some of the smaller communities and maraes ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Napier’s largest public housing development comes with solar
    The largest public housing development in Napier for many years has been recently completed and has the added benefit of innovative solar technology, thanks to Government programmes, says Housing Minister Dr Megan Woods. The 24 warm, dry homes are in Seddon Crescent, Marewa and Megan Woods says the whanau living ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Te Whānau a Apanui and the Crown initial Deed of Settlement I Kua waitohua e Te Whānau a Apanui me...
    Māori: Kua waitohua e Te Whānau a Apanui me te Karauna te Whakaaetanga Whakataunga Kua waitohua e Te Whānau a Apanui me te Karauna i tētahi Whakaaetanga Whakataunga hei whakamihi i ō rātou tāhuhu kerēme Tiriti o Waitangi. E tekau mā rua ngā hapū o roto mai o Te Whānau ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Plan for 3,000 more public homes by 2025 – regions set to benefit
    Regions around the country will get significant boosts of public housing in the next two years, as outlined in the latest public housing plan update, released by the Housing Minister, Dr Megan Woods. “We’re delivering the most public homes each year since the Nash government of the 1950s with one ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Immigration settings updates
    Judicial warrant process for out-of-hours compliance visits 2023/24 Recognised Seasonal Employer cap increased by 500 Additional roles for Construction and Infrastructure Sector Agreement More roles added to Green List Three-month extension for onshore Recovery Visa holders The Government has confirmed a number of updates to immigration settings as part of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Poroporoaki: Tā Patrick (Patu) Wahanga Hohepa
    Tangi ngunguru ana ngā tai ki te wahapū o Hokianga Whakapau Karakia. Tārehu ana ngā pae maunga ki Te Puna o te Ao Marama. Korihi tangi ana ngā manu, kua hinga he kauri nui ki te Wao Nui o Tāne. He Toa. He Pou. He Ahorangi. E papaki tū ana ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Renewable energy fund to support community resilience
    40 solar energy systems on community buildings in regions affected by Cyclone Gabrielle and other severe weather events Virtual capability-building hub to support community organisations get projects off the ground Boost for community-level renewable energy projects across the country At least 40 community buildings used to support the emergency response ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • COVID-19 funding returned to Government
    The lifting of COVID-19 isolation and mask mandates in August has resulted in a return of almost $50m in savings and recovered contingencies, Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall announced today. Following the revocation of mandates and isolation, specialised COVID-19 telehealth and alternative isolation accommodation are among the operational elements ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Appointment of District Court Judge
    Susie Houghton of Auckland has been appointed as a new District Court Judge, to serve on the Family Court, Attorney-General David Parker said today.  Judge Houghton has acted as a lawyer for child for more than 20 years. She has acted on matters relating to the Hague Convention, an international ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Government invests further in Central Hawke’s Bay resilience
    The Government has today confirmed $2.5 million to fund a replace and upgrade a stopbank to protect the Waipawa Drinking Water Treatment Plant. “As a result of Cyclone Gabrielle, the original stopbank protecting the Waipawa Drinking Water Treatment Plant was destroyed. The plant was operational within 6 weeks of the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Govt boost for Hawke’s Bay cyclone waste clean-up
    Another $2.1 million to boost capacity to deal with waste left in Cyclone Gabrielle’s wake. Funds for Hastings District Council, Phoenix Contracting and Hog Fuel NZ to increase local waste-processing infrastructure. The Government is beefing up Hawke’s Bay’s Cyclone Gabrielle clean-up capacity with more support dealing with the massive amount ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Taupō Supercars revs up with Government support
    The future of Supercars events in New Zealand has been secured with new Government support. The Government is getting engines started through the Major Events Fund, a special fund to support high profile events in New Zealand that provide long-term economic, social and cultural benefits. “The Repco Supercars Championship is ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • There is no recession in NZ, economy grows nearly 1 percent in June quarter
    The economy has turned a corner with confirmation today New Zealand never was in recession and stronger than expected growth in the June quarter, Finance Minister Grant Robertson said. “The New Zealand economy is doing better than expected,” Grant Robertson said. “It’s continuing to grow, with the latest figures showing ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Highest legal protection for New Zealand’s largest freshwater springs
    The Government has accepted the Environment Court’s recommendation to give special legal protection to New Zealand’s largest freshwater springs, Te Waikoropupū Springs (also known as Pupū Springs), Environment Minister David Parker announced today.   “Te Waikoropupū Springs, near Takaka in Golden Bay, have the second clearest water in New Zealand after ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • More support for victims of migrant exploitation
    Temporary package of funding for accommodation and essential living support for victims of migrant exploitation Exploited migrant workers able to apply for a further Migrant Exploitation Protection Visa (MEPV), giving people more time to find a job Free job search assistance to get people back into work Use of 90-day ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Strong export boost as NZ economy turns corner
    An export boost is supporting New Zealand’s economy to grow, adding to signs that the economy has turned a corner and is on a stronger footing as we rebuild from Cyclone Gabrielle and lock in the benefits of multiple new trade deals, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. “The economy is ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Funding approved for flood resilience work in Te Karaka
    The Government has approved $15 million to raise about 200 homes at risk of future flooding. More than half of this is expected to be spent in the Tairāwhiti settlement of Te Karaka, lifting about 100 homes there. “Te Karaka was badly hit during Cyclone Gabrielle when the Waipāoa River ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Further business support for cyclone-affected regions
    The Government is helping businesses recover from Cyclone Gabrielle and attract more people back into their regions. “Cyclone Gabrielle has caused considerable damage across North Island regions with impacts continuing to be felt by businesses and communities,” Economic Development Minister Barbara Edmonds said. “Building on our earlier business support, this ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New maintenance facility at Burnham Military Camp underway
    Defence Minister Andrew Little has turned the first sod to start construction of a new Maintenance Support Facility (MSF) at Burnham Military Camp today. “This new state-of-art facility replaces Second World War-era buildings and will enable our Defence Force to better maintain and repair equipment,” Andrew Little said. “This Government ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Foreign Minister to attend United Nations General Assembly
    Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta will represent New Zealand at the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York this week, before visiting Washington DC for further Pacific focussed meetings. Nanaia Mahuta will be in New York from Wednesday 20 September, and will participate in UNGA leaders ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Midwives’ pay equity offer reached
    Around 1,700 Te Whatu Ora employed midwives and maternity care assistants will soon vote on a proposed pay equity settlement agreed by Te Whatu Ora, the Midwifery Employee Representation and Advisory Service (MERAS) and New Zealand Nurses Association (NZNO), Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall announced today. “Addressing historical pay ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • New Zealand provides support to Morocco
    Aotearoa New Zealand will provide humanitarian support to those affected by last week’s earthquake in Morocco, Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced today. “We are making a contribution of $1 million to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to help meet humanitarian needs,” Nanaia Mahuta said. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Government invests in West Coast’s roading resilience
    The Government is investing over $22 million across 18 projects to improve the resilience of roads in the West Coast that have been affected by recent extreme weather, Prime Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed today.  A dedicated Transport Resilience Fund has been established for early preventative works to protect the state ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Government invests in Greymouth’s future
    The Government has today confirmed a $2 million grant towards the regeneration of Greymouth’s CBD with construction of a new two-level commercial and public facility. “It will include a visitor facility centred around a new library. Additionally, it will include retail outlets on the ground floor, and both outdoor and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Nanaia Mahuta to attend PIF Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
    Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta will attend the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, in Suva, Fiji alongside New Zealand’s regional counterparts. “Aotearoa New Zealand is deeply committed to working with our pacific whanau to strengthen our cooperation, and share ways to combat the challenges facing the Blue Pacific Continent,” ...
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