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Daily Review 23/06/2015 #CampbellLives

Written By: - Date published: 6:15 pm, June 23rd, 2015 - 20 comments
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20 comments on “Daily Review 23/06/2015 #CampbellLives ”

  1. b waghorn 1

    http://i.stuff.co.nz/business/69564739/State-house-going-to-waste-amidst-housing-shortage
    It appears there trying to shift the blame to iwi or am I imaging things?

  2. mickysavage 3

    Just wow …

    • Paul 3.1

      Lots of sucking in of air…..
      Tell tale sign.

      • Skinny 3.1.1

        The 2_Nat whips behind Key had to loosen their ties the hot air flaming from Key’s arse had them in an uncomfortable sweat. Shaw put in a credible showing nice work.

    • Anne 3.2

      I made a comment (see below) about it earlier but inadvertently linked it to the wrong question. Even so, the crux of my argument still stands and that is: the “serial lying” of the prime-minister has gone beyond what is acceptable, and it’s time the opposition parties – Labour in particular – took positive action against Key’s deplorable behaviour.

      NRT: What is the Prime Minister trying to hide?

      Edit: at one point later I heard him describe Labour as “the party of liars” or something very similar. This is going beyond the pale…

      • mickysavage 3.2.1

        Key’s response to Shaw’s questions were amazing. It was like he was a teenager saying “I know I am not but what are you” but all the evidence pointed in the opposite way.

        If Parliament’s rules mean anything he should be pinged for this. HIs response was that bad.

        Obviously the Nats are relying on their supporters not worrying about it but telling the truth should be a prerequisite for a PM.

        • Paul 3.2.1.1

          And relying on a useless speaker.

          • adam 3.2.1.1.1

            The speaker is Tory scum personified at the moment.

            His image should be held up for all school children in this country, to help them understand what a craven dilettante looks like.

            That was pathetic, and his solution is the same lie he keeps telling – just ask the right questions. Then when the questions get tough – Mr Yes I’m a slimy Tory scum bag Speaker stops them.

            This is what happened in the parliaments of nations who then fell under the yoke of tyranny.

            Tyranny, must be opposed. I know I sound extreme – but if you watched that video and did not see the PM and his gaggle of Tory cohorts lie and act like an authoritarian codpiece, you need your eye and ears examined.

        • weka 3.2.1.2

          Hooton called him a liar and a disgrace, so there are some supporters at least that are no impressed. Time will tell if they will do anything.

          • b waghorn 3.2.1.2.1

            Bloody hooton he’s partly responsible that these barstards are in power I commend him if he’s “seeing the light ” but he needs to start by coming clean on any of his involvement in dirty politics.

            • weka 3.2.1.2.1.1

              ae, and it remains to be seen how upset he is about the PM being a liar or whether it’s just part of his own machinations.

  3. weka 5

    As far as police transgressions go this one is at the lesser end of the spectrum, but it does show just how clueless they can be. Maritime police patrolling the Malborough Sounds with a TVNZ infotainment film crew filmed a man naked on his boat and then allowed it to be broadcast on national TV. The image was blurred but the man and his boat were still identifiable.

    Good on the man for making a complaint to the BSA and the BSA for finding in his favour and awarding a payment.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/69627295/boatie-caught-with-pants-down-in-secluded-sounds-awarded-1000-compensation

    • RedBaronCV 5.1

      I wonder how these reality shows continue to get away with this sort of filming. I have been through customs at Auckland and seen a small notice up saying something like ” filming in process . Now we don’t have a choice about coming through customs ( nor should we) but why are unavaoidable interactions between citizens and their government allowed to be filmed without express consent. Are they going to be hanging over our shoulder while we fill out our tax forms?

  4. Tautoko Mangō Mata 6

    John Banks’ police interview released

    “The interview shows Mr Banks to be clear about the number of visits made to Dotcom’s Coastesville mansion

    In the interview Mr Banks said: “Well I asked him for money. Yes. And I think I asked him for money at that second lunch. That’s the lunch we had after the helicopter (visit).”

    The case against Mr Banks collapsed after the events relayed by Dotcom and supporting witnesses failed to find a way to exist in an agreed timeline.”

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11469867

    • Tautoko Mangō Mata 6.1

      Referring to the recent court case
      “John Banks wants acquittal due to Dotcom now having two lunches”

      “The Court of Appeal overturned the conviction last November and ordered a new trial, but lawyer David Jones, QC, said on Tuesday that Banks now wanted an acquittal, on the basis of new evidence that Dotcom was now saying he had two lunches with Banks.”

      This changes the whole basis for the Crown case,” Jones said.

      Dotcom, who made two $25,000 donations to Banks’ election campaign after a lunch meeting at his Coatesville mansion, had been “found out”, he claimed.

      After Banks was convicted, his wife, Amanda, searched for two Americans who she said had also been at the lunch, and their evidence was a major plank of the appeal

      The date of the lunch was an important part of the case and, in the end, it was the defence’s date of June 5 that was accepted, when the Crown had said the lunch was on June 9.

      When Amanda Banks found the Americans, statements were taken from them. Jones said the defence was not told that Dotcom was spoken to and asked for his response.

      What he said completely contradicted what he said at the trial, Jones said.

      It was not until the end of February that Banks’ lawyers were given a copy of the memorandum setting out Dotcom’s view that there had been two lunches, that the Americans had been at the first, and that donations were discussed only at the second.”
      http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/68087263/john-banks-wants-acquittal-due-to-dotcom-now-having-two-lunches

      Two lunches.
      Nothing to fear, nothing to hide, Mr Banks!
      So Kim Dotcom was telling the truth and the police file was conveniently released AFTER the trial.

  5. adam 7

    Fun little quiz for the upcoming primaries in the USA.

    I got 99% for Bernie Sanders and 97% for Hillary Clinton. Funnily enough most of my American friends were only in the high 70’s to the low 80’s.

    Would be interesting to see how many kiwis go.

    On a interesting note got 1% agree with Ted Cruz.

    http://www.isidewith.com/political-quiz

    • mac1 7.1

      adam, same three results that you had. Interesting challenge to one’s thinking to respond to wide-ranging set of questions especially when ranking not only one’s response but also its personal importance.

      The questions as well give an idea of what may concern the US voter. A Kiwi version would be revealing.

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