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Daily review 02/09/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:46 pm, September 2nd, 2019 - 31 comments
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31 comments on “Daily review 02/09/2019 ”

  1. alwyn 2

    I wonder if The New Zealand Labour Party will follow the example of their comrades in Tasmania?

    They have apparently come to their senses about trying to go into Government with a Green Party. In future they say they won't. This is a Roy Morgan summary of a story in the Australian newspaper this morning. The Australian story is behind a paywall, I believe so I can't provide a link to the original story I'm afraid. According to Morgan it is here.

    "The Australian – Page 4 : 2 September 2019
    Original article by Matthew Denholm"

    "Roy Morgan Summary

    Tasmanian Labor leader Rebecca White says the party will not share power with the Greens in the future. White has told Labor's state conference that past alliances with the Greens were a "mistake", while she claims that the Greens talk down to anyone who disagrees with their views. White says the results of the most recent federal and Tasmanian elections show that Labor needs to reconnect with its traditional voters. With the next Tasmanian election due by March 2022, White says Labor will concentrate on policies to boost jobs and to restore health and other services"

    Oh that Labour here would follow their example.

    • Ad 2.1

      Looks like another wait in the cold for Labor then.

      They should learn from us.

    • Sacha 2.2

      Oh that Labour here would follow their example.

      By having 'past alliances' with the Greens to regret? Bring it on.

      • alwyn 2.2.1

        You know not what you say.

        Labour here will be in that situation when they are booted out of the Beehive in September next year. That will be the cause of their regret about having shared some of the spoils of office with the Greens. Another one term Labour Government.

        On the other hand they will be able to word their reasoning for not sharing power with the Greens in the future a bit differently. They will simply be able to say that there are no Green MPs any more.

  2. SPC 3

    The media campaign for more spending on cancer treatment and related Pharmac funding is indicative of the middle class centric of the MSM bubble. A bit like Naitonal's extra funding for older age middle class needs hip and knee ops.

    Not so much on diabetes and kidney dyalisis – as they are more underclass health needs.

    Now Duncan Garner wants a doubling of Pharmac spending to match Oz – when will he argue for doctors and nurses to have the wage rates and working (staffing levels) conditions of those in Oz? Or sufficient social housing … Or the Oz pay and working conditions for our teachers … .

    It's interesting where the middle class places its priority for NZ matching first world standards and those privileged with jobs they can do over age 65 also getting super – so the government remains short of money. And yeah the middle class after getting the spending it wants also wants a tax cut.

    Behind a gate and giving the finger to those outside.

  3. joe90 4

    Oops, the mask slipped…

    • greywarshark 4.1

      People saying that and putting Christian into the sentence should be taken to Court for slander of the religion, its intentions and its beliefs.

  4. weka 5

    Who's got a tl;dr for what's happening with Brexit today. Is the UK about to have an election?

    • joe90 5.1



      • weka 5.1.1

        Don't the polls have a left block ahead of the right? So either the Tories' internal polling shows them they've a good chance of winning, or Johnson would rather risk losing the election than letting Brexit fail?

  5. Glenn 6

    (Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump expressed surprise as Hurricane Dorian slammed the Bahamas on Sunday and headed for the U.S. East Coast, hours after being updated to a Category Five storm.

    “I’m not sure that I’ve ever even heard of a Category Five,” Trump said during a televised briefing at Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington.

    “I’ve seen some Category Fours, you don’t even see them that much,” he said. “But a Category Five is something that, I don’t know that I’ve ever even heard the term, other than I know it’s there. That’s the ultimate and that’s what we have, unfortunately.”

    Three Category 5 hurricanes have hit the mainland U.S. or U.S. territories, including Puerto Rico, since Trump was inaugurated: Irma and Maria in 2017, and Michael in 2018. Between them, the storms caused about $165 billion in damage.

    Trump made a similar comment in 2017, saying of Hurricane Irma at the White House Historical Association dinner that “I never even knew a Category 5 existed.


  6. greywarshark 7

    Free speech? I think this will cost as there seems plenty of money for people to argue their right to say what they bloody well want to.


    • Puckish Rogue 7.1

      Good. They should have been allowed to speak. Look at whats happening in HK at the moment, free speech needs to be protected.

      • KJT 7.1.1

        Yep. I agree. They should be free to make it obvious how daft they are. It will help keep the rabid right vote in New Zealand below 5%.

      • Louis 7.1.2

        They had plenty of media coverage, they spoke a lot then. They could of stood on a street corner, or in a park for example and spoke some more, no one stopped them from finding their own venue. But it was all about the money.

  7. joe90 8


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