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Daily Review 02/10/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 2nd, 2017 - 40 comments
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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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40 comments on “Daily Review 02/10/2017 ”

  1. Another one bites the dust…

    Around 110,000 passengers are stranded overseas and 300,000 future bookings have been cancelled after British airline Monarch collapsed into administration.

    With the government coming to the rescue:

    The government has asked the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to charter more than 30 aircraft to bring Monarch Airlines customers currently overseas back home.

    Wonder how many of those 300,000+ paying customers have just lost their entire payment for future services. Wonder how much that comes to in dollar terms.

    This is privatisation and the risk that it brings. It’s not just the owners that will lose but their customers as well and society in general.

  2. CoroDale 2

    Job Advertisement!

    Senior Management – RBNZ

  3. Carolyn_nth 3

    For those who say that the Green Party needs to go into a coalition with the Nats to achieve anything – this item on Checkpoint tonight outlining the GP achievements (not sure why it’s fronted with John Key’s slippery smile on RNZ website?

    The youtube vid of it has a more suitable front image:

    • Bearded Git 3.1

      Did anyone else hear the Great God Hoots say on the RNZ politics discussion this morning that the environmental policies implemented in NZ “had nothing to do with the Green Party”.

      What planet is he on?

    • McFlock 3.2

      Nice.

      You don’t need to be able to arm-twist people to get things done in parliament.

      • BM 3.2.1

        But you do need to be front and centre otherwise someone else gets the glory.

        21 years Greens still lingering around that 5% margin of death, Greens you’re doing wrong.

        • In Vino 3.2.1.1

          No, it is the ones who got front and centre who have gone extinct.
          BM, the Greens have been around a long time and will outlast your favoured party, because the environment will enforce it. Whether it will be soon enough to save us all is another matter.
          You, in the meantime, may dream and rant on as a temporary distraction.

          • BM 3.2.1.1.1

            There you go, the complete unwillingness to step back, evaluate and adapt your approach accordingly will be the reason the Greens disappear from the NZ political landscape.

            I’m picking 2020 will be the date on the tombstone.

            • Sabine 3.2.1.1.1.1

              Yeah, right. Too bad that National did not win an outright majority and needs a coalition partner in 2017.

              I guess the Green can wait and see what happens till 2020, i doubt the double dipper from Dipton can wait that long :).
              The Greens are in parliament, are comfortable with their role in the opposition and will be working hard to get stuff done instead of just being needed to propel the National Party to where it could not get on its own.

              Seriously, BM, why on earth would any Party work with National after they had nine years of watching this current crew in power and saw for themselves what they did with their Partners. Why?
              Cause National does not want to work with Winston Peters and NZFirst?

              It is sad for National that they stand for so much failing, so much not achieving and this now in 2017. Guess the crew of National 2020 will be all new faces, cause this current crew aint’ winning.

              So yeah, bring on 2020.

            • mauī 3.2.1.1.1.2

              I’d love to see the headlines if that were to ever happen “National in coalition talks with own ass…”

        • Draco T Bastard 3.2.1.2

          But you do need to be front and centre otherwise someone else gets the glory.

          The Greens were front and centre – but National tried to steal the glory anyway.

          • In Vino 3.2.1.2.1

            BM – your step back is at such a primitive level. Try stepping back another dimension, and face the futility of trying to ally two parties whose principles are fundamentally opposed, in the sense that one party has some, and the other has a bit of mealy-mouthed lip service. Fat chance.
            The environment will decide this contest, and the Nats need to seriously reconsider their untenable stance.

        • weka 3.2.1.3

          What does glory matter if you get the change you seek?

          “21 years Greens still lingering around that 5% margin of death, Greens you’re doing wrong.”

          🙄

          An 11% party that’s dropped this time for very specific reasons. Reports of their death are greatly exaggerated by people with an agenda.

        • Drowsy M. Kram 3.2.1.4

          “otherwise someone else gets the glory” – BM (2017)

          versus

          “I have observed, throughout life, that a man may do an immense deal of good, if he does not care who gets the credit for it.” – Father Strickland (1863).

        • McFlock 3.2.1.5

          Yeah, you guys are all about getting the glory, even when you’ve done nothing to deserve it.

          I think the Greens are looking for the “glory” of a warm, sunny day in a park, swimming in a clear and healthy stream, or dying in the knowledge that their children and grandchildren will have longer and happier lives than they had themselves.

  4. Capitalists showing their favour of free markets and competition yet again:

    Trade minister Liam Fox said Britain was working to find a resolution after the United States last week responded to a complaint by Boeing by imposing a 220-percent preliminary duty on Bombardier’s CSeries jets, whose wings are made in Belfast.

    And it also undermines the assurances by Brexit campaigners such as Fox that free trade and London’s close ties with Washington will drive Britain’s prosperity and global influence after it leaves the European Union in 2019.

  5. CoroDale 5

    What’s happening in Catalonia? Sounding 90% donkey, makes for a gentle return to independence.

    https://www.rt.com/news/405303-catalonia-independence-referendum-results/
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/340654/what-s-happening-in-spain

  6. Fucken hell atm they’re saying over 50 dead and more than 200 wounded in vegas. So much pain and suffering for so many.

  7. joe90 7

    Oh shit.

    At this time there is in excess of 50 deceased and over 200 injured individuals.— LVMPD (@LVMPD) October 2, 2017

    http://heavy.com/news/2017/10/stephen-paddock-las-vegas-route-91-mandalay-bay-shooting-shooter-gunman-suspect-photos-motive/

    • Sabine 7.1

      50 people killed. good grief.

    • Exkiwiforces 7.2

      Yes, Nevada has some of most liberal firearm ownership laws in the US. So I’m not really surprised this has happened in the state of Nevada and especially in Sin City. One only needs to get away from the strip to realises just bad the back streets of Sin City is? As you really need some big set of balls to go and visit the back streets and bunch of us did it once out of curiosity too see other side of Sin City. Which made for a interesting day and night to say the least, but in saying that the locals were quite surprised and welcoming that bunch Ozzies, kiwi’s (serving expats) and poms in some of the water holes we visited that day.

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