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Daily review 09/06/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 9th, 2020 - 24 comments
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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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24 comments on “Daily review 09/06/2020 ”

  1. Anker 1

    Goldsmith tells Jacinda to stick to her knitting. Ffs. Where do they get these people. Are they time travelling from the 50’s or something

    • observer 1.1

      Kaye has now told off Goldsmith, which will enrage the righty ranters much more than whatever Ardern said about the Warehouse. "National, too PC, get some balls" etc, etc.

    • Grafton Gully 1.2

      If she doesn't knit herself I'll bet she appreciates those who do. A fine old NZ tradition among women and men, Maori and Pakeha.


    • AB 1.3

      OK – "stick to our knitting"is a lame business cliche I used to hear all the time in meetings a decade and more ago. It was a favourite of 2nd-rate senior managers who on uttering it believed they had reached a level of profundity unattainable by anyone else in the room. Personally I reckon Goldsmith comes from this milieu – rather than actually meaning anything sexist. But he was too stupid to realise that it might be seen as sexist.

      More concerning for me is that Goldsmith seems to consider business sacrosanct – above interrogation by the people through their democratically representatives. Have to say, although there wasn't much to like about Level 4 lockdown – the sense that business was under proper democratic control and subservience to the common good, wasn't a bad feeling.

  2. ScottGN 2

    Goldsmith getting himself into all sorts of incoherent tangles trying to answer some pretty basic questions from Lisa Owen on Checkpoint.

  3. ScottGN 3

    In fact I think we could technically call that interview a train wreck even by Muller’s standards. They say politics is a game of confidence and the Nats sure are proving that.

  4. gsays 4

    Has anyone heard how things are going with NZNO?

    To have the implosion that occurred in the executive, going into the pandemic, hardly bodes well going into wage negotiations.

    I feel for the membership of this essential workforce.

  5. ScottGN 5

    New Zealand Nurses Organisation.

  6. joe90 6

    Lone nutter or Yarpie spooks?

    Sources say South Africa handed over dossier on 1986 murder, but not everyone is hopeful mystery will be solved

    The findings of an investigation into one of the world’s most infamous cold cases, the 1986 assassination of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme, will finally be made public in Stockholm on Wednesday.

    Palme was shot in the back at close range on a Stockholm street while walking home from the cinema with his wife Lisbeth on a February evening. The gunman disappeared into a side street and the mystery has thwarted the Swedish police ever since, giving rise to an industry built around competing speculative theories.

    The two leading schools of thought are that it was a lone gunman, perhaps enraged by Palme’s social democratic politics, or a much more intricate plot involving the South African apartheid regime.


  7. joe90 7

  8. joe90 8

    A post-Doctor audio episode of Doctor Who

    Nardal's stuck on the ship on the edge of a black hole and Bill's on earth in the midst of the pandemic and protests.

  9. Muttonbird 9

    The car crash that is Britain's pandemic response keeps getting worse.

    Schools will not open until September. That's a full six months after they closed. Poor kids having the bad luck to be governed by Boris Johnson.


  10. New view 10

    So why did JA comment on the Wharehouse and its decision to down size and shed staff. Does she have any idea how to run a company!. Does she believe the Warehouse wants to downsize and is doing so to punish the staff?, or is she just disappointed that this has happened in spite of her wonderful Government making the wage subsidy available. That money, of course going to the workers not the company. If the Warehouse has kept some of that money it will be taken to task. If Jacinda had opened her eyes and mind a little further she would have realised that other big companies are struggling as well and closing stores, Bunnings is the example. Goldsmith was wrong to belittle JA. Goldsmith was right to question her qualifications to criticise the Warehouse, and in turn ask her what else her Government was doing to help big business (big employers) survive. The wage subsidy was put there so workers could be kept employed while business recovered enough to sell the same amount of goods and services as pre Covid. In some cases that clearly isn't going to happen whether JA likes it or not.

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