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Daily review 12/10/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, October 12th, 2020 - 27 comments
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27 comments on “Daily review 12/10/2020 ”

  1. Ad 1

    Presumably you have all seen CNN featuring Ardern on their front page last night.

    My overseas colleagues based here are incredibly grateful to be here. Especially the Americans.

    I've never enjoyed an election this much.

    Comrades, see you at the party

    • millsy 1.1

      "I've never enjoyed an election this much."

      Speak for yourself. I'm shitting myself that Labour is somehow going to blow it,

      Labour and the Greens really need to take this one out. There is no election more important.

      • Patricia Bremner 1.1.1

        Millsy, my two sets of National relatives are voting Labour to try to keep the Greens out.. lol Hope many more of them do. They won’t succeed and will push up Labour’s vote. Yay xx

        • aom 1.1.1.1

          Great news Patricia. Makes the candidate Labour and party vote Green a very strong proposition for those of us who have done it – or intend to do so!

      • Ad 1.1.2

        National would continue most of Ardern's policies, but also give a 1-year tax cut.

        We're voting on leaders and brands this time.

        • millsy 1.1.2.1

          They have already said they will chop the polytech merger and the reforms to Tomorrow's Schools. They will also not do anything about TVNZ and RNZ, and just keep letting them broadcast shite. There will probably no wage increases for at least the first half of this decade, maybe not until the 2030's.

        • Riff.s 1.1.2.2

          …and ethics.

          We have no idea what a Collins lead government would do because we cannot trust them. Also it would be a National – Act Coalition governnent where Act is above 5% with the negotiating power and policy inluence that entails.

      • mary_a 1.1.3

        @ millsy (1.1) … Chin up old chum. Keep the faith. We can look forward to a Labour/Green (and maybe a Maori Party) government very soon.

        I live in a blue electorate, Waitaki where Jackie Dean is the MP and it's amazing how many locals have questioned who JD is, because they have never seen or heard of her, despite being MP here for the past two/three elections! Also there are some in a group I belong to who have already changed their vote to two ticks Labour, despite having voted National in the past, simply because it has always been the family thing to do.

        • Draco T Bastard 1.1.3.1

          Waitaki where Jackie Dean is the MP and it's amazing how many locals have questioned who JD is, because they have never seen or heard of her, despite being MP here for the past two/three elections!

          And thus proving that the electorates are worthless.

  2. anker 2

    Didn't see it Ad. Don't suppose you got the link?

    Yes already thinking of what sort of Bubbly to get.

  3. ScottGN 4

    @Ad 1

    Remember when John Key, on his way out the door, said that the opposition MP he feared the most was the Member for Mt Albert? And so it has come to pass.

    • Ad 4.1

      It's a weird moment when our most popular-ever Prime Minister in the world could be consigned to but one term – and become a fast-falling comet destined to feature as a small burnt crater in our political history – if the Greens don't get 5% in 4 days time.

      • millsy 4.1.1

        Yes, our youngest ever ex-PM.

        Truth be told, if Labour lose on Saturday, they might not win again till 2032, maybe even '35.

        • Anne 4.1.1.1

          millsy you're a pessimist. Course they're going to win. Jacinda has been mobbed by huge crowds wherever she goes. Judith has to stake out Nat members to make it look like she's popular cos she knows she isn't. Cheer up. 😉

  4. Cinny 5

    An excellent piece of investigative journalism, 45min documentary by Paula Penfold via Stuff.

    False Profit – Down the rabbit hole of billy tk jnr.

    Billy Te Kahika Jnr may be new to politics, but in a remarkably short time his party has amassed a phenomenal following – and hordes of cash. But is he who he says he is, a man of Christian values and integrity? Are his acolytes backing who they think they are?

  5. Red lion seratus 6

    The smoko room was bare ply and concrete coated with dirt. His face wind beaten & ruddy from driving under a sere sun, his beard flecked with white. A cap masking his expressions, just the bright honest eyes showing. I looked at the poster…a relic of a concert past.

    What was Billy TK jnr like? His reply sharp like a door latch snapping:That my friend, was a disaster.

    How ?Did he not play?

    He played very well , had the crowd in his palm.

    What happened? He said he'd represent the brand for cases of vino.

    What then?

    He took the stuff and vanished into the sunset.

    What defaulted on the deal?

    Then just a few minutes of eureka silence. I just held my tongue & had another sip of acrid coffee.

    At last he chimed in bluntly. Well to work chap, these vines won't prune themselves.

  6. PaddyOT 7

    Judith's policy on the fly and then flippant shallowness reminds me of the old comedy of the 'one finger concerto' with the orchestra ( Natz) filling in the discordant errors.

    Concerto for Index Finger begins at 1.40'

    https://youtu.be/bTaDBUa3F64

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