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Daily review 06/12/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 6th, 2021 - 28 comments
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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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28 comments on “Daily review 06/12/2021 ”

  1. Herodotus 1

    What great news about New Chums saved for the people by the people.

  2. Anne 2

    I see Mark Mitchell got the portfolio he wanted.

    See my comment:


    I feel sorry for Police Minister, Poto Williams who has not proven to be a confident communicator with the public. It is a problem for many women who have been bullied by misogynistic men. I have no idea whether Poto Williams is one of them but given the prevalence of such poor behaviour, it wouldn’t surprise me if she has been a target in the past.

    I have no doubt Mitchell intends to dig her political grave by using bully boy and other demeaning tactics. After all, he was a past practitioner of Dirty Politics.

    • Puckish Rogue 2.1

      Remember when National were in power and it seemed like there was piece in the media about housing

      Now its Labours turn with crime

      Williams may well have to go because of it

      • Anne 2.1.1

        You maybe right PR. But it wouldn't stop me feeling sorry for her. Having been on the receiving end of a few recidivist bully boys (Public Service too) I know the long term effects it can have on the targets who are usually ( but not always I know) women.

        I note that Mark Mitchell is also the shadow Minister for Counter Terrorism. I didn't know we had a Minister for Counter Terrorism. 😮 Mind you, I guess its right up his alley given he was once a mercenary soldier.

    • Blazer 2.2

      She has been woeful,as has Faafoi whose rocket ,quickly fell to…earth.

      • Patricia Bremner 2.2.1

        Fafoi has held the line on the border, while looking into loan sharks. He is ok. Just has to wear the bile of those who imported cheap labour.

  3. SPC 3

    New Zealand 229 for 20. Patel 14 for 225 and 0 not out twice. Close game.

    • Pete 3.1

      And India 601-7. You reckon sports followers will go crazy calling for the resignation of the NZ coach. And the sports journos will be having analyses and getting stuck into the team as they did with the All Blacks?

      And the knowledgeable scribes like Kate Wells (NZMe) will be directing their erudition towards the effort?

      • SPC 3.1.1

        I suspect making 4 of the last 5 cricket finals (and missing Williamson and Conway) means criticism of a poor performance will be muted.

        With the AB's … they lost to England in 2019, ending a great run.

        In 2020 they lost one of their games to Argentina and Oz (but beat them in both games in 2021). Since then one all with the Boks, beat USA, Italy and a second string Wales and lost to Ireland and France. They look no better than a full strength Oz (with their worldwide players available for 2023) Wales or Scotland and behind all the 4 teams who beat them in their last game.

        If the World Cup was 2022, they would be ranked by bookies for a QF spot, but no higher. The lowest in their history.

    • Puckish Rogue 3.2

      I just hope that the selectors have a word with Taylor, if they intend to drop him that is, and let him retire with dignity as one of the greatest batters NZs produced rather than being dropped

      So heres my Black Caps test team prediction against Bangladesh (assuming no injury concerns) meaning what I think will take the field not what my personal selection would be

      1. Latham

      2. Conway

      3. Williamson

      4. Young

      5. Nicholls

      6. Ravindra

      7. Blundell

      8. Jamieson

      9. Southee

      10. Wagner

      11. Boult

      • SPC 3.2.1

        They could open with Ravindra or Young* and play Conway at 3 and Taylor at 4 (no feet and head in the wrong place to be balanced at the moment – which their spinners might also expose) if they are without Williamson.

        Mitchell did OK against spin in Mumbai and might get a go against Bangladesh if they play Patel (Napier) in place of one of the quicks.

        PS Young is the other batsman who also bowls spin (but because we had so many in India he and Williamson did not get to bowl).

        • Puckish Rogue

          Yeah Ravindra does open for Wellington but hes still young and I don't want what happened to Rutherford happening to Ravindra

          Plus if he can keep developing his spin then we'll have a legit top order batter and spinner in the top 6 and that makes things a lot better for the selectors

          Whats good is that even with Taylor retiring theres still no place for Mitchell (I mean its not good for Mitchell but it is a good sign of how strong NZ is)

          • gsays

            I thought if you and your defence of Taylor's selection, as I watched him throw away his wicket last night.

            Yes, he is a classy player, but he is so out of form it took him several deliveries to do so.

            I wish someone had got in his ear and suggested he should play like it was his last innings, and to savour it, make it last, respect the fact he was representing others.

            • Puckish Rogue

              Yeah I know I have a blind spot when it comes to Taylor.

              Maybe he'll have chance to end his career on a high at home against Bangladesh

  4. swordfish 4


    I see the notion that 400k+ Nats swung to Labour at the 2020 election is still being trotted out in a few analyses … in fact I recently saw someone suggest more than 400k have left National since the last election … bizarre stuff.

    So, just for future reference … certainly true to say that well over 400k people who cast a Party-Vote for National in 2017 deserted the party in 2020 … but they didn't all swing to Labour.

    Based on Jack Vowles 2020 Flow-of-the-Vote % stats from Vote Compass … I've calculated the 2020 Raw Vote flow away from National:

    Around 265k former Nats switched to Labour in 2020.

    Just over 160k moved to ACT

    With much smaller numbers swinging elsewhere … mainly to the New Conservatives & into Non-Voting.

    Glad I got that little matter off my chest … now, by all means, carry on as you were. kiss

    • Dennis Frank 4.1

      Good stuff you got there. Care to take a punt on what the next poll will bring us? I reckon at least 5% likely to head back to National from Act. Any less than that & I may feel inclined to render a negative verdict on Luxon's prospects as leader. Expecting him to pull around 3% back from Labour too.

      • swordfish 4.1.1


        Bear in mind, Dennis, that the idea that all / most new Leaders enjoy an immediate poll bounce (in terms of Party Support) is a bit of a myth.

        • Sacha

          Yes but how many have followed a leader so bad she had to be removed by a no-confidence vote? A dog with a blue rosette would get a bounce after that ghastly creature.

  5. joe90 5

    Remember 1054!

    The Pope added, "I feel the need to ask anew for the forgiveness of God and of our brothers and sisters for the mistakes committed by many Catholics."


    • Dennis Frank 5.1

      Remember 1054!

      Nope, not old enough. In fact the very idea makes me feel quite young for a change.

      • joe90 5.1.1

        Yugoslavian (Serb) dude I worked with when I was a young fella would get enough drink in him and go off on spittle-flecked rants about the rivalries, wins, loses and grudges of the past millenia.

    • Pete 5.2

      "Pope you are a heretic!" Three times? Wow, the mystical magical fantastical supernatural world they inhabit probably has it that saying it three times with your fingers crossed means something is going to happen. Or do you have to stand on your left foot for seven seconds just before saying it?

  6. Adrian 6

    As Tom Scott related on a visit to family in Ireland and being told a terrible tale by an old uncle of his “ …they came down out o’ t’ hills an kilt all the men an children and raped all the women, it was terrible I tell you, terrible..I remember it like yest’day “. Good God said Tom “ When was this “, “ T’ree hunnret years ago” .
    Apologies for the appalling Irish accent, you should hear it live!

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