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Daily review 16/11/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 16th, 2022 - 19 comments
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  1. Sacha 1

    'Values'

    • Muttonbird 1.1

      I'm sure the media will begin asking questions of Luxon about his popularity compared to Willis, which will destabilise him further.

      They will, won't they?

    • observer 1.2

      She's in the ideal position (from her point of view, personal ambition).

      She doesn't have to be disloyal, leaking and plotting. She just has to let people see her and Luxon and make the comparison themselves. (Not that I think much of Willis but that's irrelevant, I don't have a vote in the National caucus).

      Because she's perceived as a "liberal", and most Nat MPs are more conservative, Willis can't beat Luxon on ideology, but she can on competence. Next year, she will.

      • Ad 1.2.1

        And a much better head-to-head against Ardern. The right dose of rich groomed and facile.

      • Tony Veitch 1.2.2

        She may be perceived as a 'liberal' but to my observation she appears to be a hardliner in the mould of Ruth Richardson.

        God help us if she ever become minister of finance!

        • Graeme 1.2.2.1

          She'd survive as finance minister in the Ruth Richardson mould, but there's an almost asbergic empathy deficit that would become increasingly apparent under the media and house scrutiny as leader. I can see it falling to bits faster than Luxon, especially in when she's head to head with Ardern.

          • Shanreagh 1.2.2.1.1

            Well Graeme you've done better than I could about her. There has always been some thing odd/off about her in my mind. Couldn't put my finger on it but a lack of empathy may be it. I had noticed a lack of animation and 'woodenness' but put this down to being over schooled for public appearances.

            • Sacha 1.2.2.1.1.1

              Some autistic people have too much empathy – showing it is the missing part.

              • Shanreagh

                Not wanting to diagnose at all. I am just pointing out my observations.

                I think it might be

                over schooled for public appearances

                Having been to private boarding school myself I have noticed that in some of those who went through with elocution, debating from a young age, have learned the techniques for public speaking but have lost spontaneity.

                So very competent but perhaps learned these techniques too young? Perhaps a shy child whose parents thought learning public speaking, elocution, debating would help. Compare them with those who perhaps learned later in life, some lawyers with their mooting who learn persuasive techniques often laced with humour and empathy.

                I feel though that may be competent and worth watching for this.

        • That unfortunate voice reminds me of an Australian parrot we looked after.

          The repeated party cliches lack depth. "Polly wants promotion"

          To cliche She would expect all to "Pull themselves up by their bootlaces".

          "Law and order" "Individual personal responsibility" "No excuses"

          So, no new ideas, no policy, but a familiar direction towards "less bureaucracy"

          which means less Government workers and austerity to afford "tax cuts".

          Jacinda may be tired, but here is my belief, "the PM would leave her in her dust"

          Nicola Willis is too shallow and too shrill.

          As people realise Christopher Luxon lacks the intellectual heft in emotional social intelligence and so does Nicola.
          They are cardboard cut out figures, very one dimensional. imo.

          • Shanreagh 1.2.2.2.1

            As people realise Christopher Luxon lacks the intellectual heft in emotional social intelligence and so does Nicola.
            They are cardboard cut out figures, very one dimensional. imo.

            It may be learned behaviour, the dampening down of observation skills & questioning, learning and showing empathy. If not learned then they are innate and a showing of 'one dimensional' is the milder end of these character traits.

            I think she is a hardliner a la Ruth Richardson.

  2. joe90 2

    heh

  3. Sanctuary 3

    Artemis 1 has launched!

    • millsy 3.1

      Watching the live stream now.

      Makes you think that the Space Shuttle was a huge waste of time and resources and that NASA should have stuck with the Apollo components and just enhanced and improved them.

  4. Poission 4

    UK inflation print comes in hot at 11.1%, (retail prices rising > 14%) significant BOE increases to come,and UK autumn budget to come tomorrow with signaled policy changes to upset everyone,with a lot of cockney rhyming slang to be concomitant with the name of the chancellor.

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