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Daily Review 11/09/2017

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  1. Labour-led government would ban foreign purchases of New Zealand property ‘by Christmas’, says Ardern

    Which is, of course, a highly misleading headline. What Labour actually said was:

    Foreign, non-resident homebuyers would be shut out of the housing market by Christmas through an urgent law change – a move which National says will breach New Zealand’s free trade agreements.

    And as for those FTAs – fuck em. We can’t buy land or houses in those countries either and if they don’t like it tough.

  2. Well , while the election is barreling on here in NZ , … sparing a thought for those in the firing line of Hurricane Irma, its amazing that hurricane Harvey took 70 people not so long ago in Texas. Hoping it will be far , far less with Irma.

  3. ianmac 3

    On Campbell tonight he reported on the Suicide Conference and how the organisers were disappointed that neither Act nor National were coming. But at the last minute Findlayson arrived and gave a speech about what National were going to do. He got a cool reception and a young girl spoke up.
    She said “You must think we are stupid. I am only 16 and I don’t believe a word you are saying. It is just bullshit!”
    Wow! Take that!
    Hope I reported reasonably well – from memory.

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/201858106/cold-reception-for-national-at-suicide-meeting

    • ScottGN 3.1

      It all started on AM this morning apparently when Garner asked English why the government had ignored the letter that was sent to invite them to the conference. English blamed that on a convenient admin error and so Finlayson was dispatched. Add to that Simon O’Connor’s own goal on the matter (and the pm having to shut him up via text) and Gower shouting to anybody who’ll listen that Winston really thinks Jacinda is going to win hence the attack on Labour’s Tax Working Group plans and you’ve got what amounts to another pretty good day on the hustings for the Labour leader

    • + 1 yep I saw that and was going to put it up – these gnats treat everyone like bloody idiots – I cannot wait until they are kicked out, the bastards.

  4. dv 4

    And scaremongering re inheritance tax too.
    (Cant find the reference now.)

    • Carolyn_nth 4.1

      Of course, only of concern to the wealthy/property-owning classes.

      • The Chairman 4.1.1

        “Only of concern to the wealthy/property-owning classes.”

        Not true.

        Their are a number of lower income households that can and do benefit from family inheritance.

        • marty mars 4.1.1.1

          you sure about that? Seems oxymora-ish to me.

          • The Chairman 4.1.1.1.1

            Of course I’m sure about that, Marty.

            Homes aren’t solely owned by the wealthy. And just because someone owns a home or a few assets, it doesn’t automatically mean their family members are all wealthy.

  5. The Chairman 5

    Voting has begun, yet still nothing from Labour on their radical Kiwisaver plan.

    • AsleepWhileWalking 5.1

      There are two things I really dislike about Labour. Compulsory Kiwisaver + TPPA.

      • WILD KATIPO 5.1.1

        TTPA indeed, … but wasn’t there some talk awhile back that NZ First , Greens and Labour were against it?… or more that Labour were against certain aspects like the IDS ?

        • Draco T Bastard 5.1.1.1

          Labour are generally in favour of FTAs. In fact, they’re the ones that started the negotiations for the TPPA.

          With the TPPA Labour doesn’t like a single point. If that point can be negotiated out then they’ll sign and ratify.

          They haven’t yet learned that FTAs are a large part of the problem as they force trade where there shouldn’t be any due to a mismatch in laws (employee protection, environmental, tax etcetera) and enforcement of those laws.

  6. Koff 6

    Keeping an eye on the Norwegian general election which is taking place at the moment. Some parallels with NZ. They have MMP. The current governing coalition is between a centre right Conservative party and a populist anti immigration (read further right) party plus a couple of other smaller parties. Opposition is the Social Democrats (similar to NZ labour). Green party could be one party that determines the balance of power – policies include drastically reducing Norway’s oil exploration and oil production. Also a more left wing party (sort of like Mana). The Social Democrats were in power for 90 years before 2013!

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/10/norway-goes-polls-future-oil-gas-industry-green-party-kingmaker
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/10/norways-general-election-all-you-need-to-know
    https://www.ft.com/content/639e97fa-95f1-11e7-a652-cde3f882dd7b

  7. Kevin 8

    Saw Jacinda in Napier today with Stuart Nash, Anna Lorck, Meka Whaitiri, Annette King and Trevor Mallard and she was awesome! She spoke clearly, positively and from the heart. She is a winner and there is no doubt in my mind she Will be PM in two weeks time.

    • Union city greens 8.1

      Hope she doesn’t give Duckie the speakers job. He’s not just as tight as a duck’s arse, he is the Anas platyrhynchos’ anus.

      • WILD KATIPO 8.1.1

        Meh ,… never did like Mallard that much ,…. fighting in parliaments corridors,… I mean ,… what sort of example is that ?

        And the worst thing is, … you can almost guarantee he didn’t even know the basics of Japanese Jujitsu for goodness sake’s !!!

        Absolute commoner !!!

        Still , … I guess he could redeem himself by being speaker,… so long as he held his tongue. Or didn’t start brawling with the new National party leader after Bill English gets the chop.

  8. Hmmmm…. dress rehearsals ?

    ………………………………

    A return to normalcy could take a while given that the storm knocked out power to nearly 2 million Florida Power & Light customers in South Florida alone.

    A reconnaissance of the area by car Sunday morning revealed an eerily empty city, with stop signs flattened, palm fronds littering the streets, tree debris blowing around like tumbleweed.

    The front doors were locked at the Aloft Hotel, which had a full house, including stranded international travelers.

    But the hotel still had power: Breakfast was served; the coffee was fresh. The hotel has large windows, for excellent viewing of the storm.

    “No fear, no pain,” said Sergio Pallette, 58, of Argentina. He and his wife were supposed to fly out Friday, but their flight was canceled because of the weather.

    When will he go home?

    “When they finish the hurricane,” he said.

    Also up and about: storm-chasing journalists.

    “I’ll be back in Guam by next week,” said Caroline Graham, a Los Angeles-based reporter for the United Kingdom’s Mail on Sunday, who had been covering the tension between the United States and North Korea before winding up at the Aloft to cover Irma.

    She noted the dizzying pace of crises hitting the United States.

    “Nobody’s talking about Harvey now. America’s crazy right now. Between Trump, Mother Nature and North Korea, I haven’t stopped.”

    By the end of the day, Miami was still being raked by powerful wind gusts with intermittent lulls.

    …………………………………..

    Hmmm… 70 dead in Texas with Hurricane Harvey , due to storm surges,… one of the biggest hurricanes being Irma,… yet….

    FEMA camps?…. and this ?

    Who knows?

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