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Daily Review 17/09/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:42 pm, September 17th, 2015 - 21 comments
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  1. Sacha 2

    Livestream of the APRA Silver Scroll awards from 7ish this eve:

  2. Clemgeopin 3

    Jeremy Corbyn widely praised for first Prime Minister’s Questions.

    New Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn lived up to his campaign pledge of “a new kind of politics” by crowd-sourcing his first appearance at Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons.

    Appearing opposite David Cameron for the first time at the despatch box, the Islington North MP told the Prime Minister that many voters had told him PMQs – and Parliament more generally – was “out of touch and too theatrical”.

    He said an appeal to the public to tell Labour they would like to ask the PM had produced 40,000 responses, from which he had selected six to fill the questions traditionally given to the leader of the opposition during the 30-minute session.

    One by one, he read out queries from Marie on housing, Steven on rents, Paul on tax credits, Claire on benefit thresholds, and Gail and Angela on mental health.

    Mr Cameron welcomed the change in tone, telling his new Labour adversary that “no-one would be more delighted than me” if PMQs could become a “genuine exercise in asking questions and answering questions”.

    He congratulated Mr Corbyn on his “resounding victory” and welcomed him to the frontbench, adding: “I know we will have many strong disagreements, I’m sure, between us at these exchanges but where we can work together in the national interest we should do so and I wish him well in his job.”

    Mr Corbyn – who asked all his questions in a sober, low-key manner and did not resort to the kind of quips and put-downs normally exchanged in the weekly clash – thanked the PM for his commitment to answering questions “in a more adult way than it’s been done in the past”.

    Read and watch here:

    • Clemgeopin 3.1

      The Telegraph’s James Kirkup:

      “How do you box against an opponent who won’t put on his gloves or even get into the ring? Jeremy Corbyn’s deliberately dull, non-theatrical approach to PMQs presented a trickier challenge for David Cameron than many confident Tories had expected.

      “In the event, the PM got it right, though it appeared to require a considerable degree of self-control. More than once his voice started to peak in anger before he reined himself in, limiting his point-scoring about Labour’s record and focussing on addressing the concerns of Marie, Stephen and the rest of Mr Corbyn’s correspondents.”

    • weka 3.2

      Thanks Clem. Do you have a link with the full Q and A? (the Telegraph link vids are all cut up and bitsy).

    • millsy 3.3

      To put a cricketing analogy up, Jeremy has been selected as captain of a rep team after playing at club level for the past 3 decades, and half the team have refused to play under him, and the other half hope he gets dropped soon. Nearly all the former captains have warned the selectors not to choose him, and as he strides out to the field to open the batting the media in the stand, the commentators and most of the crowd are fiercely opposed to him even being there.

      He is facing a green wicket on a sticky humid day, with 2 crack, confident fast bowlers opening the bowling, and his batting partner is probably thinking of running him out.

      He needs to hit a swashbucking double century to secure his place in the team and as captain,

      But first of all he needs to occupy the crease, and not get too flashy, and not try and lash out too early — just let the score tick slowly over.

      In his first Question time he appears to be doing exactly that.

    • Bob 3.4

      “Mr Corbyn – who asked all his questions in a sober, low-key manner and did not resort to the kind of quips and put-downs normally exchanged in the weekly clash – thanked the PM for his commitment to answering questions “in a more adult way than it’s been done in the past”.”

      But, but, but, he’s in opposition, he has to get angry and negative, it’s his job! ‘sarc’

      Already he is proving the NZ Labour party could learn a thing or two from him, if you want people to be interested in politics, and more importantly, your parties politics, engage them and make them proud to be a supporter of yours, don’t just yell for the sake of yelling.
      Of course the activists reading this site will shoot this down because yelling is all they know, but you just keep complaining about the missing million, if you complain enough they might vote for your party!

  3. dv 4

    Some VERY worrying numbers for pension fund in deficit.

    British Telecom (BT)-7 billion pounds in 2014.
    Shell – 6.7 billion (2014)
    BP – 5.5 billion
    Tesco – 3.2
    Unilever – 2.2

    That is about 27 billion pounds In DEFICIT.


  4. Tautoko Mangō Mata 5

    Today’s misinformation about TPPA from ExportNZ.

    Export NZ’s report that “finds the Trans Pacific Partnership would not allow foreign control over New Zealand’s law-making ability”
    Chief Executive John Milford says “This report makes it clear that there is very little risk from investor disputes, and that such claims have been overstated, and I welcome that.”

    Perhaps John Milford should read the submission by British American Tobacco (New Zealand) Limited opposing the Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill To the Health Committee of the House of Representatives of New Zealand

    BAT asks the Committee to recommend that the House should not pass the Bill. We do so because:
    (a) Plain Packaging would be unlawful and disproportionate.
    • It would amount to an unlawful, uncompensated expropriation of a lawful industry’s property.
    • It would clearly violate several WTO agreements which are vital to New Zealand’s economy, including the TRIPS and TBT agreements.
    • It would breach Investment Treaties, entitling companies within the BAT Group to arbitral awards requiring New Zealand to repeal the legislation and/or pay substantial sums in compensation.


    Very little risk of ISDS???????
    I suggest that John Milford reads some of the many articles on the chilling effect of ISDS on Sovereignty. Here is one such article. https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141121/07460329216/corporate-sovereigntys-chilling-effects.shtml

    • CC 5.1

      Is this the same John Milford that ran Wellington’s once esteemed Kirkaldie & Stains into the ground with his incompetence and who now pontificates endlessly in the most ill-informed manner as the head of the local Employer’s Chamber of Commerce. If so, do what most of Wellington does – ignore him!

  5. Macro 6

    What sort of paranoid society arrests a 14 year old kid for making a clock?
    No wonder the world is fucked up when this sort of nonsense happens in the so-called “land of freedom”. Notice that it takes the President to set it right – although it should never have happened in the first place.

    • Draco T Bastard 6.1

      That’s what happens when the state, with the MSMs help, builds up the fear levels so as to prosecute war.

    • AmaKiwi 6.2

      George Orwell said something to the effect that wars are not meant to ever be won. The purpose of war is to maintain the ruling class. Fear is the optimum tool to do it.

      (If anyone has the exact quote, please post it.)

      In a different vein, William Faulkner also said wars never end. Are the NZ Wars over yet?

  6. Coffee Connoisseur 7

    What planet are we living on where a politician in a representative democracy actually represents the people just as Corbyn did.
    Long may it continue.

  7. Sanctuary 8

    The British media reaction to Corbyn is a text book, model, open and shut example of the the Herman-Chomsky Propaganda Model in action.

    “…The propaganda model seeks to explain the behavior of news media operating within a capitalist economy. The model suggests that media outlets will consistently produce news content that aligns with the interests of political and economic elites…”

  8. Morrissey 9

    Official Trump Campaign Song

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