Daily Review 08/06/2017

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15 comments on “Daily Review 08/06/2017”

  1. weka 1

    Anyone know the actual rules in the UK for formation of govt? I think the Fixed Term Parliament Act means that no coalition is needed, but I’m still unclear on Confidence and Supply and what is mandated.

    This is the SNP position in 2015,

    An agreement between political parties that is less formal than a full-blown coalition but one that allows a minority party to play a part in government. Under “C&S”, as it is sometimes called, a smaller party, or parties, agree to support a larger party on its budget and any other votes in which other political parties propose to bring it down. If the Scottish nationalists, for example, agreed to such a deal with Labour after the election, they would support (or possibly abstain on) a Queen’s speech put forward by a minority government led by Ed Miliband. They would do the same with a Labour budget and a vote of no confidence (if one is tabled). But the SNP would judge all other proposals on merit and would reserve the right to vote against Labour.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/mar/16/politics-what-is-confidence-and-supply

    The SNP have ruled out a coalition this time, but I don’t know if they have to have C and S agreement instead in order for Labour to govern.

    Anyone?

  2. Draco T Bastard 2

    Beyond a lie: The White House is creating misinformation as propaganda

    Just more everyday lies, right? But taking a step back, there seemed to be something odd about the White House using its Twitter feed days after the Paris announcement to push out a choreographed lie about the climate accord that could be, and would be, easily debunked. Actually, the tweet managed to include two separate lies within the confines of 140 characters.

    As ProPublica noted, “1)It is not a slush fund. 2)The fund was not created by the Paris Agreement.” (Here is the whole ProPublica Twitter thread detailing the White House’s casual mendacity regarding the historic climate agreement.)

    This is how the rich destroy societies – continual lies.

  3. weka 3

    Peter Dunne positioning himself for being inside the tent of a left wing govt?

    http://honpfd.blogspot.co.nz/2017/06/over-years-amedia-myth-of-my.html

    • Draco T Bastard 3.1

      I can only hope that the people of Ohāriu finally decide to get rid of him

    • SpaceMonkey 3.2

      And presenting himself as a potential political mentor… good grief!

  4. ianmac 4

    Love the little boy’s optimistic poster above.
    As meaningful as a National MP’s position on -um- well- anything really.

  5. Anne 5

    Comey’s testimony to be delivered in person in a few hours time:

    https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3860409/Comey-Statement.pdf

    • Andre 5.1

      The fun will be in the Q&A after his prepared opening.

      • marty mars 5.1.1

        Yep this is going to be great – they say trump might live tweet his responses to comey – that made me smile – dreams might come true ☺

        • Andre 5.1.1.1

          Well, to be honest it was a wee bit disappointing. Someone got Trump’s phone away from him, and almost all of Comey’s juicy stuff was already public.

  6. Grey Area 6

    Drink driving numbers plummet

    So Adams thinks people getting the drink driving message is why drink driving convictions are dropping.

    Wouldn’t be because the numbers of drink driving checkpoints is also plummeting would it? I can’t remember when I last saw one (or was stopped) around where I live.

    • Ed 6.1

      Yes the alcohol problem in NZ is showing so much evidence of being solved.
      What a joke.

      • In Vino 6.1.1

        Precisely. I drive a lot, and it is at least a year since I struck a checkpoint. And it is the kind of manoeuvre one might expect from a bureaucracy keen to make its statistics look better. What’s more, I bet alcohol sales have fallen significantly!

    • tc 6.2

      Agreed.

      Last few I came across one was dangerously positioned with insufficient resources, the other was jokingly staffed and had cars waiting while 2 officers tried to checkpoint a T intersection.

      Only 2 I’ve seen in years and both bad examples of effective road policing.

      • In Vino 6.2.1

        And do you really believe that the stats that matter (serious accidents and alcohol) will have changed significantly? Ha ha – I suspect we won’t hear bad news like that until after the election.

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