Daily review 08/06/2023

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12 comments on “Daily review 08/06/2023 ”

  1. Phillip ure 1

    What price are woods' futures going for now..?

  2. Phillip ure 2

    When talking about the possibility of a national government…I think it would pay not to talk about it in the singular..

    And to emphasise that any national government must include the raving loonies in act…

    And to aid this ..emphasising the policies of act will help..

    But really..voters must be clear what act in government would demand/do..

    Methinks that 'till now act…and the downright evil/poor-bashing/climate change denial these fuckwits preach..has been largely flying under the radar..

    It's been all about luxon/national…and that needs to change..

    • SPC 2.1

      NACT either win a majority, or they do not.

      The key thing is to identify those parties that would support a NACT government.

      If NZF said they would support a NACT coalition government they would lose votes. They have already said they would not support a Labour led one.

      They need to be interrogated on this point.

      That done, onto TOP.

  3. tWiggle 3

    jamie-driscoll-interview-labour-north-east-mayor-excluded

    Starmer in the UK Labour party has dropped a popular sitting Labour mayor for NE England from the selection list for the next mayoral election. Major Jamie Driscoll, whose role is to directly negotiate with government and to disburse training and business development funds, has been a very successful champion for his region.

    Apparently Driscoll misses Starmer's re-election list because he and Ken Loach discussed Ken's films at an event.

    UK Labour is on another purge, after an anti-semitism purge ironically threw the anti-zionist Jews out of the party in 2021. Loach was one of the casualties, being hounded out for opposing the expulsions, then getting the boot himself.

    'A report on Labour's handling of the anti-Semitism row…found supporters and critics had used it as a "factional weapon" …the party used its disciplinary procedures to target members of the pro-Corbyn Jewish Voice for Labour.'

    'A disproportionate number of JVL members had been disciplined, suspended and expelled from the party. Members of the group were up to 35 times more likely to face anti-Semitism investigations than other, mostly non-Jewish, Labour members.'

    The larger group of the pro-zionist Jewish Labour Movement remain in Labour, and now represent its only Jewish voice. In earler times, UK Labour represented a broader range of political opinions. Starmer has a very tough boot, yet this snubbing of the highly-effective Driscoll seems cutting off your nose to spite your face.

    • Visubversa 3.1

      Labour in Britain has pissed off a lot of women members as well.

      Pretending not to know what a woman is – except saying that Eddie/Suzy Izzard is one when it comes to women's selection processes is not going to impress a lot of the people who actually do the work on the ground for the Party

      https://labourwomensdeclaration.org.uk/about-us/

      • SPC 3.1.1

        Since 2019 Keir Starmer has moved the party position to one more to your liking.

        It's unlikely a government he led would undo changes made by the Tories between now and the next election. The UK Labour women's cause is really about preventing him undoing what the Tories do between now and the next election and it looks they have already won on that score.

    • SPC 3.2

      A man who truly deserves Ad's style of dehumanising invective, Keir Starmer. George Orwell warned us about such (party) regimes.

  4. Phillip ure 4

    Starmer reeks of 80's nz labour party..

  5. tWiggle 5

    Peter Griffith talks with Kathryn Ryan about Pillar2 AUKUS, strategic planning in AI and China's strategic research in computing and armaments

    Plus implications of Infratil's movement into comms with the purchase of Vodaphone/One, from 11ish min onward.

    Very interesting interview.

  6. joe90 6

    I'm sure Mr Free Speech will have words.

    //

    A Saudi woman has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for anonymously tweeting about political prisoners, women's rights and unemployment, the UK-based rights group Alqst has told Middle East Eye.

    Fatima al-Shawarbi, who is from Al-Ahsa province and believed to be under 30, was sentenced by the Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) during an appeal hearing, sources inside the kingdom with knowledge of her case told Alqst.

    The court also handed her a 30-year and six-month travel ban.

    Shawarbi is reported to have used her anonymous Twitter account to highlight the plight of the Howeitat – a tribe whose members have been forcibly displaced for the Neom megaproject – women's rights, and calling for a constitutional monarchy.

    https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/saudi-arabia-woman-sentenced-30-years-twitter-social-media-crackdown

  7. Stuart Munro 7

    Those interested in Fisheries or ecology might consider submitting on the draft Fisheries Industry Transformation Plan. Gnasher is gone, so it's remotely possible to achieve a non-corrupt outcome.

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