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Daily Review 18/03/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, March 18th, 2016 - 27 comments
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TPPA down with this sort of thing

Daily review is also your post.

This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

27 comments on “Daily Review 18/03/2016 ”

  1. Muttonbird 1

    In an already low wage economy, wages for ordinary people are falling further behind.

    Although everyone but Andrew Little wants to avoid comment on the impact of free for all immigration, everyone including Bling knows that huge numbers of low skill immigrants are putting pressure on wages.

    I think it is a disgrace and a betrayal of New Zealanders.

    Isn’t it time to respond to current conditions and put policy in place accordingly?

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/299259/incomes-dropping-despite-gdp-growth,-english-admits

  2. mickysavage 2

    Latest Roy Morgan is out. National is down to 46%, Labour up to 28%, Greens static on 14% and NZ First up to 9%. Interesting times …

    http://www.roymorgan.com/findings/6715-roy-morgan-new-zealand-voting-intention-march-2016-201603180507

    • mac1 2.1

      Indeed, interesting times. MMP makes them even more titivating………..

      I wonder where UK politics would be with MMP.

    • BM 2.2

      The weaker National get the more chance of a National/NZ First coalition.

      Probably mean the end of John Key, but that’s politics, he’s had a good run.

      • maui 2.2.1

        Yeah and like everyday I hear Winston being complimentary of National… not lol.

      • ScottGN 2.2.2

        OK so maybe that’s what eventuates? Except I can’t see who the next National leader will be who’ll bend over backwards to give Winston everything he wants?

        • BM 2.2.2.1

          And Andrew Little will?

          • ScottGN 2.2.2.1.1

            That wasn’t my question. I’d like to know which of the current leadership contenders in National will be happy to give Winston what he wants in order to take on what will most likely be a poisoned chalice of a fourth term?

            • BM 2.2.2.1.1.1

              Lol, the left can only dream of the poisoned chalice of a fourth term.

              • ScottGN

                Indeed. However you’re starting to evade my question. The fact is none of the current mob in National really have any stomach for a Nat/NZF government. They’re more likely to sit the next one out assuming that a Lab/NZF/Grn government will either fall apart or get chucked out in 2020.

              • Draco T Bastard

                It’s relatively simple. A National/NZFirst coalition will end the same way that the last one did – a broken shambles. And everyone will sit there and know that it was National’s fault.

    • swordfish 2.3

      Well, this is the first Roy Morgan in a while that’s placed the Oppo ahead of Govt.
      Previous 5 Roy Morgans had Govt leading.

      Roy Morgans in early/mid 2015 often had the Govt 5, 6, 7 points ahead (rising to an astonishing 12 point lead in one poll and 14 points in another).

      Oppo now with 3 point lead.

      Of course, it’d be true to say that Roy Morgan is often given to wild swings. But, interestingly, not in recent times. Been solidly Govt-leaning (in stark contrast to the Colmar Bruntons and Reid Research Polls, which have been consistently favouring the Opposition Bloc since May last year). So an interesting swing.

    • Two words. The flag.

      • mickysavage 2.4.1

        Burn that political capital, burn it.

        • ianmac 2.4.1.1

          Nice to look at the 28 + 14 + 9 = 51% even if it is just a whiff.
          Watch how it will be reported as just a gap between Labour an National rather than a bloc.

    • whateva next? 2.5

      protest against National vote still going to NZF, (weel Labour got a bit) pointless.

    • Bearded Git 2.6

      The number to focus on is 46%-this will drift to 42-43% by next year as the dairy crisis bites and the electorate’s gradual realisation that he is a consummate liar sinks in.

      Key is finished if he can’t get 47% plus.

  3. NZJester 3

    For all the trouble the police put Nicky Hager through I don’t think they should have put a hammer through that hard-drive. They should have just given it to him as is so he could use it himself.

    • ianmac 3.1

      You do realise that the destroyed hard drive was just the police made clone and not Nick’s actual gear?

      • maui 3.1.1

        Yeah, but everyone needs a backup.

      • NZJester 3.1.2

        I know it was a clone but all the data on it was Nicky’s so they should have just gifted it to him. I felt it was a waste to destroy it and give him the destroyed drive.

        • lprent 3.1.2.1

          All modern filesystems track at least the last accessed date on all files. Perhaps they’d prefer Nicky Hager not knowing what files were accessed.

          While I have heard that the contents were probably encrypted, there will be files outside the encrypted system – exactly what depends on the type of encryption system used. Also if they penetrated encryption (many may have backdoors for security services), then there could be last accessed dates on files inside the encrypted block.

          Not to mention any number of other analytical tools to have a look at what has been accessed on the disk.

          As I remember, the police weren’t meant to have read the data on it by order of the high court. It’d have been interesting to look at what had been happening with that cloned drive.

          • Kiwiri 3.1.2.1.1

            Indeed. I thought of that when I read the news and you put it in words much more fully than I would have.

            The bad thing coming out of the destruction of the hard drives is the precedence the case might set for future cases. Property ought to be returned to the owner as it was found, full stop. More so particularly in this case when the ‘seizee’ had not done wrong, but the ‘seizor’ was in the wrong.

  4. Draco T Bastard 4

    Race is the Trump card

    So why do Trump supporters say they are concerned about the economy, illegal immigration, and ISIS, yet support a candidate whose success in business comes from exploiting illegal immigration, whose success is predicated on the existence of his supporters’ economic hardship? Why do they support a candidate whose foreign policy involves bullying other nations and subjecting people to unspeakable violence, the same kind of bullying and violence that created ISIS? Why do they equate him to President Reagan while ignoring that Reagan’s promise of “trickle-down economics” has failed to deliver? I believe that Trump supporters see themselves as victims. But rather than taking on the system, they have chosen to take on their neighbours.

    That pretty much sums it up. Same things happened before.

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