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Daily Review 30/06/2016

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  1. weka 1

    “At least 13,000 people joined Labour last week and most of them did so to support the party’s under pressure leader Jeremy Corbyn, according to ITV’s political editor Robert Peston.

    Peston posted on social media saying that 60% of people who have signed up to the Labour Party last week gave “supporting Corbyn” as the reason why they joined”

    http://www.businessinsider.com.au/robert-peston-says-thousands-have-joined-labour-to-support-corbyn-2016-6?r=UK&IR=T

    • weka 1.1

      “. Newsnight has spoken to more than 50 Constituency Labour Party chairs and secretaries who endorsed Corbyn last year. Of those, 45 continue to offer their support and believe that their constituencies will again nominate the leader in the now inevitable leadership contest.”

      http://bbc.in/29cwOUV

      • Colonial Viper 1.1.1

        Corbyn has to be far tougher than Cunliffe was. When he gets the Leadership confirmation, he needs to go through to all the electorate committees and get everyone of his disloyal MPs deselected, starting at the top.

        • weka 1.1.1.1

          There was a #DelectThem action earlier in the week. I didn’t find out what is possible though. How would that process work? Is deselection a matter of the local committee deciding that a sitting MP can’t stand again? I’d be interested to know for NZLP too.

          • GregJ 1.1.1.1.1

            Apparently up until Blair got in local parties could choose their candidate before each general election, so that kept MPs focused on keeping their party membership behind them. Blair and the New Labour changes meant MPs have automatic reselection unless they decide not to run.

            Within the last day Ken Livingstone has called for the ability to deselect be given back to the party members.

            http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/jeremy-corbyn-ken-livingstone-labour-party-leadership-mp-deselection-rebels-a7109586.html

          • GregJ 1.1.1.1.2

            (I’ve tried 3 times to reply to this so you may end up with 4 comments from me).

            Under Blair & New Labour automatic reelection for MPs. Before that local party would select for each general election. Livingstone has called in the last day for local party to be given back that power.

            [Apologies, GregJ. I put your namesake Greg into moderation for the night and your handle also got caught. Fixed now. TRP]

      • Bearded Git 1.1.2

        The Independent is reporting today that Corbyn will win the Labour members vote 64-33.

        Go those Corbanistas!!!!

  2. Paul 2

    Another day in John Key’s neo-liberal nightmare.
    We have become a cruel, greedy, uncaring and selfish nation under his wretched leadership.

    Uncaring.
    This government’s management of the homelessness crisis.

    Man found dead in bale was homeless

    The body of a man found in a cardboard bale at a recycling plant in Hamilton had been taken to the plant by truck, police say.
    Daniel Bindner, 40, was homeless and had been living rough in his home town of Te Awamutu.
    His body was discovered by workers at OJI Fibre Solutions’ plant in Frankton on Tuesday.
    The last recorded sighting of Daniel Bindner was on June 21 at McDonald’s in Te Awamutu.
    Trucks carry cardboard to the plant, where it is then processed into bales.

  3. Gangnam Style 3

    A letter in today’s ODT from a woman asking All Black Fans/NZ Males to please not grope her, yell obscenities at her, say gross suggestive stuff to her, just to let her walk home in safety & peace. I just thought it was ironic with the anti-muslim, anti-refugees brigade wanting them to sign that NZ Values thing. Just sayin’.

      • McFlock 3.1.1

        gotcha.
        Daily Mail says sexual harrassment doesn’t exist. End of discussion.

        Do you ever go out on a friday night?

        • Greg 3.1.1.1

          The New York walk was outed as fake, and the walker tried suing the producer for royalties.

          Im just pointing out the Queen street walk got nothing.
          Though she was looking pretty drab, or maybe men in Queen street have better taste.

          Oh another point, notice the lack of beggars:
          if she did that now, she would have to walk a gauntlet of them.

          Any Herald reporters reading this and want to do another walk,
          it should get front page ,

          • Gangnam Style 3.1.1.1.1

            Speechless, as a father of daughters your comment utterly depresses & scares me.

            • weka 3.1.1.1.1.1

              Greg is part of a pretty small group of men in NZ who outright hate feminism and anything that even looks like it. His comment is pretty despicable, but we do know that such people are getting less in number.

              • Greg

                once again, Feminism has liberated me, i dont need to get married, to prove anything, .

                what did you read into my post thats anti-feminist,

                I said the New York slut walk was fake,
                http://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/04/living/amber-rose-slutwalk-feat/

                the Queen street one highlighted the fact kiwi men in Queen street have more class, (+and are not rugby boofheads,)

                and if she did it today she would be walking a gauntlet of MALE beggars,

                and women marry up not down, its not anti feminism its just how things are:
                http://www.marketwatch.com/story/rich-women-like-rich-men-and-rich-men-like-slender-women-2015-09-28

                • weka

                  “She’s an Attention seeker.”

                  That, and your anti-feminist comments of late mark you as a misogynist.

                  • Greg

                    you sound all misandry by making misogynist claims,

                    feminism and islam have one thing in common,
                    they dont like any criticism,

                    [You know what? You’re getting boring, Greg. Take the night off and have a think about your language and its patronising tone. Language that has the effect of excluding people is covered in the policy. Read it, then make up your mind whether this is the blog for you. If it is, get a grip. If not, off you go. Don’t like it? Well cry me a fucken river. TRP]

  4. joe90 4

    The Trump campaign’s daily dose of unhinged racism.

    • Unhinged is right

      • In Vino 4.1.1

        On that display, the Right is completely unhinged and lacks any intellectual depth.

        The only justification I have seen for Trump is that he has appeal to ignorant , frustrated people.

        If he achieves selection as Presidential Candidate in the country that is supposed to be the world’s leading democracy, maybe our species deserves the extinction that climate change now threatens us with.

        Those who believe in God need to pray hard – but in His usual manner, He will probably refuse to intervene.

        Which is why I should not have given him capital letters..

        Bloody men!

    • BM 5.1

      Great idea, I like it.

    • Greg 5.2

      Whats wrong with permanent house boats, convenient, storms aside …

      • McFlock 5.2.1

        gastro traps, for one thing.

        • weka 5.2.1.1

          Presumably that’s because they’re at sea for long periods of time. Why would a cruise ship in dock be different than something like a university hostel?

          • McFlock 5.2.1.1.1

            Well, for one thing looking at the cruise ships that come into Dunedin vs the colleges of residence, the ships look like they’re much more densely packed than the colleges. I also read an article recently that reckoned cruise passengers were purposefully fed foods of a particular type to, er, be easy on the plumbing, which was built to a minimum cost spec. Take that with a grain of salt though lol.

            But to be fair there’s been more than one norovirus outbreak in a college of residence, too. But then both colleges and cruise ships are designed around short term stays. How long are homeless folk expected to live there, and are the layouts even conducive to “living” as opposed to being a holiday cabin? Long double-barrel corridors?

            Ships and colleges also have quite strong social hierarchy structures and support staff on every floor if not more. Is this the plan for auckland?

            Looks like a square peg for a round hole to me.

            • weka 5.2.1.1.1.1

              Certainly not ideal, and if you are going to spend $5M why not build some actual houses.

              • Draco T Bastard

                $5m will build between 10 and 20 houses housing between 40 and 80 people. A cruise liner with 400 beds houses 400.

                Of course, as I point out below, $5m for a cruise liner is essentially getting you scrap metal and not something that you house people in.

                • McFlock

                  I also tend to wonder about who will own the docks against which the permanent resident would be moored.

      • Gangnam Style 5.2.2

        Like in the good old days…

        http://www.bl.uk/learning/timeline/item102904.html Prison ships…

    • Richard Rawshark 5.3

      Cunning plan lure them too the docks with hopes of free accommodation and warmth, send in the press gangs, fill up the war ships and traders and head out…

      Oh that’s 19th century my bad.

      Employ there kids in our mills and mines,, oh bugger wrong book again…

      It’s here somewhere.. the solution , one of us honourable Tories would have written a book on it..

      /sarc

    • Draco T Bastard 5.4

      He estimates the cost of purchasing and transporting it to New Zealand to be at least NZ$5m. It could reach New Zealand from Europe in a month, House said.

      Considering the cost of a brand new cruise ship I would expect one that costs $5m, including transporting it to NZ, to probably not be seaworthy. It certainly wouldn’t be habitable.

      I’m not against the idea but these people obviously haven’t thought about all the practicalities involved and the $5m is a figure that they’ve pulled out of their arse. See this type of shit from NZ managers all the bloody time. They haven’t got a clue as to what’s really needed and how much it’s going to cost.

  5. Paul 6

    Climate change is happening.
    But the news media just can’t bear to mention the words climate change.

    Two-year drought runs long time farmer off his land.
    The farm has been in Nick Hamilton’s family for four generations, but today sits barren and stockless.
    Hamilton was born on North Canterbury’s Minnivey Downs, but abandoned it after two years of drought had made the farm unsustainable.
    He took up work pruning grapes in Waipara to make ends meet.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/81626379/twoyear-drought-runs-long-time-farmer-off-his-land

  6. Paul 7

    Another day in John Key’s neo-liberal nightmare.
    We have become a cruel, greedy, uncaring and selfish nation under his wretched leadership.

    Cruel.
    The MSD.

    Waatea 5th Estate “The Case of Katherine and the MSD”
    This should be compulsory viewing for all New Zealanders.
    What is this country coming to?

    • Pat 7.1

      so very wrong

    • ianmac 7.2

      When English Key talk Welfare they talk in general Stats. They avoid individual stories like a plague. So Katherine’s story might bring reality to the awful plight that many face.

  7. joe90 8

    Northern hemisphere jet stream crosses the equator – welcome to climate chaos.

  8. GregJ 9

    Tory Justice Minister Michael Gove has got in first announcing he’s running for the leadership of the Conservatives. Theresa May & Boris Johnson expected to announce their bids in the next few hours.

  9. Ovid 10

    Like most people here, I’ve been thinking about the EU vote over the past week and its causes in particular. Then I remembered this video from Charlie Brooker from just over half a decade ago – I think it was soon after the GFC.

  10. miravox 11

    I just watched Theresa May’s full speech for her bid to be Conservative leader.

    If she gets it and works as she says then the Torys will definitely be moving the political centre leftwards. A big if of course… if she means it and if she gets it.

    Impressive response to it on the twitter

    • joe90 11.1

      if she means it and if she gets it

      Yeah nah.

      If her record on immigration fails to send a chill down your spine, then consider one of May’s very first acts in the role of Home Secretary: in 2010, she ensured that public bodies no longer had to actively try to reduce inequality.

      This departure from a key tenet of the Equality Act was not an isolated step; three years later, May expressed her disdain for the Human Rights Act, telling the Sunday Telegraph that she “personally” felt that it had caused problems in the UK.

      http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/theresa-may-conservative-party-leader-shes-no-progressive-conservative-a7109121.html

      • miravox 11.1.1

        Yup. She’s had an epiphany or I forgot the sarc tag. I haven’t workedo ut which yet.

        Either way, she’s done the business. Not that there was much to challenge. Labour’s Blairite’s will have taken note and will have to work out how to differentiate themselves I suspect.

  11. Pat 12

    “When leaders choose the facts that suit them, ignore the facts that don’t and, in the absence of suitable facts, simply make things up, people don’t stop believing in facts – they stop believing in leaders. They do so not because they are over-emotional, under-educated, bigoted or hard-headed, but because trust has been eroded to such a point that the message has been so tainted by the messenger as to render it worthless.”

    “To describe this as a working-class revolt against the elites is to give the elites more credit than they are due. With both sides run by Old Etonians and former Bullingdon boys, the elites were going to win no matter who you voted for.”

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/30/brexit-disaster-decades-in-the-making

    • miravox 12.1

      That’s an excellent piece by Gary Younge.

      But the only thing worse than the result and its consequences is the poisonous atmosphere that made it possible. The standard of our political discourse has fallen more precipitously than the pound and cannot be revived as easily. This did not happen overnight, and the sorry conduct of the referendum campaign was only the latest indication of the decrepit state of our politics: dominated by shameless appeals to fear, as though hope were a currency barely worth trading in, the British public had no such thing as a better nature, and a brighter future held no appeal. Xenophobia – no longer closeted, parsed or packaged, but naked, bold and brazen – was given free rein. A week before the referendum, an MP was murdered in the street. When the man accused of killing her was asked his name in court he said: “Death to traitors, freedom for Britain.”

      So two main protagonists (Cameron and Johnson) have political careers in ruins. Well deserved. Contempt for the poor, years of destruction of working class lives, removal of social support systems. They bear some responsibility for the death of Jo Cox, imo. Maybe not as much as Farage, but some. After unleashing that destruction they cut and run.

      That’s the nature of the beast.

  12. Pat 13

    Boris knows a poisoned chalice when he sees one…..

    Boris Johnson’s surprise announcement in full

    Here is Johnson’s surprise announcement at the end of his speech. It came after he called for measures to cut inequality and spread opportunity.

    That is the agenda for the next prime minister of this country.

    Well, I must tell you, my friends, you who have waited faithfully for the punchline of this speech, that having consulted colleagues and in view of the circumstances in parliament, I have concluded that person cannot be me.

    My role will be to give every possible support to the next Conservative administration to make sure that we properly fulfil the mandate of the people that was delivered at the referendum and to champion the agenda that I believe in, to stick up for the forgotten people of this country.

    And, if we do so, if we invest in our children and improve their life chances, if we continue to fuel the engines of social mobility, if we build on the great reforming legacy of David Cameron, if we invest in our infrastructure and we follow a sensible, one nation Conservative approach that is simultaneously tax-cutting and pro-enterprise, then I believe that this country can win and be better and more wonderful and, yes, greater than ever before.

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