Daily Review 08/07/2015

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14 comments on “Daily Review 08/07/2015”

  1. James 1

    I dont see the point of Little heading to Samoa. But at least he did something cool while there.

  2. Karen 2

    The Labour Party 2011 election video has been re-released in honour of their 99th birthday.

    According to Giovanni Tiso (on twitter) the criticism of the 4th Labour government in it was cut out when Shearer was leader but has now been reinstated.

    • mickysavage 2.1

      The criticism is well deserved! My membership lapsed at that time although I had a soft spot for Lange. His break for a cup of tea during the height of Rogernomics was perhaps the one thing that saved labour from extinction.

      • lprent 2.1.1

        Would have probably been better if Lange had forced the issue and caused a real split at the time. It just happened a few years later anyway, and those years between 1987 and 1993 when the Act party finally formed were horrendous.

        • Anne

          When he looked back on it 5 years later I bet that is exactly what he thought:

          wish I’d totally cut them loose.

          Hindsight is a wondrous thing.

        • Jenny Kirk

          Lange tried to do just that – force the issue – but the Labour Caucus (majority vote) voted Roger Douglas back into Cabinet. Not much else for Lange to do except resign.

  3. Weepus beard 3


    The Ministry for Primary Screw-ups have added another to their list of failings.

    This is what happens when you slash and burn.

    I suppose the right wing trolls will be along soon to say it’s the spiders’ fault or, even more likely, Labour did it too.

    • Anne 3.1

      No, they’ll say they’re Labour spiders. National spiders don’t bite. Yeah right.

    • mickysavage 3.2

      Labour had 9 long years to stop the spiders …

    • tc 3.3

      Look the spiders made a choice and became part of a vast left wing conspiracy known as a union and look what happened. I tell ya that left are out to get us all !

  4. AsleepWhileWalking 4

    Nigel Farage (historic?!) speech to Alexis Tsipras at the European Parliament – Leave Euro Now!

  5. Sans Cle 5

    Very interesting how the (considered) extreme left and right have much in common against the Extreme Neo-Lib institutuons! Do you have Merkel’s speech which Farage referred to? Couldn’t find it, after a quick search.

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