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Jacinda Ardern’s speech

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 20th, 2017 - 25 comments
Categories: capitalism, election 2017, greens, jacinda ardern, labour, leadership, nz first - Tags: , , , , ,

If you missed it last night – Jacinda Ardern’s first speech as PM elect is everything that we could want and expect:

Nice touch:

Nice tribute:

But perhaps fittingly, the take-home line of the drama belongs to Winston Peters:

25 comments on “Jacinda Ardern’s speech”

  1. red-blooded 1

    She’s a remarkable woman and she’s going to be a great PM. Not an easy balancing job, but this is the person to make it happen. She’ll balance out well with Peters and it looks like she’s done the best she could for the Greens, dealing with them honourably.

    Let’s do this!

  2. As an old timer rocker ,… I honour Adern , Shaw and Peters with a song ,… from Metallica,… they are taking us out of reach of the sandman.

    Its a time for rejoicing at escaping from the sandman’s grip at last. We don’t need that demon no hows anyways. Good riddance.

    Metallica – Enter Sandman [Official Music Video] – YouTube

    • cleangreen 2.1

      I stand with your sentiments to Wild Katipo then I’d put ‘stairway to heaven’ in there to.

  3. peterh 3

    And a joy to see Mike Hoskings face, what a tosser

    • UncookedSelachimorpha 3.1

      Apologies for some sinful gloating, but Whale Oil makes for some delightful reading right now, too!

      • Anne 3.1.1

        No I couldn’t resist the temptation to pop over there either; 🙂

        He is claiming:

        Two “self centred and greedy (bit of pot and kettle calling here) back-benchers” believed they were “more deserving” of the ministerial portfolios under consideration for offering to NZ First. They, presumably, succeeded in blocking the caucus decision. He also claims they leaked the details to the media shortly before Peters made his announcement. It fits in with the last minute flurry of media chatter which preceded the Peters press conference.

        Satisfying form of justice meted out to a party who thrived on greed and personal aggrandizement.

        • Carolyn_Nth 3.1.1.1

          That’s interesting. If correct, the in-fighting among the Nats has already begun. And we should look at the kind of portfolios Labour gives NZF for some clues as to who in the Nats were gonna miss out.

        • UncookedSelachimorpha 3.1.1.2

          The analysis of why the coalition negotiations failed for National on Whale Soil is revealing – assumed by many there to be failure by National to dominate a macho pissing contest, rather than a failure to discover and negotiate common ground in the best interests of NZ.

          National / right-wing thinking reduces everything to a simple win/lose proposition, with being a “winner” valued above all else.

  4. One Anonymous Bloke 4

    Hardly surprising that people regard Capitalism as their foe: it only works when leavened with a healthy dose of Socialism. Capitalists –
    and their proxies in the National Party – then do their best to destroy any gains made.

  5. Unicus 5

    What a magnificent performance from 29% to government in three months – the Labour Party is restored to its deserved place with a brilliant young leader at the helm

    Enjoy the ‘bern’ folks !

  6. Not Bitter and Twisted 6

    And over at that sorry excuse for a [news]paper the Herald we currently have the earth-shattering ‘Breaking News’ – running in its own little banner no less – of?

    a) Trump declaring war on N Korea
    b) World peace declared
    c) Mike Tossking’s jerking off with his bought and paid Tory shill lines

    And so it begins for the bitter, the twisted, the venal and the ignorant sheeple who have no idea what they vote for

    I have hope but also fear for this….fingers crossed for hope to win out and the door to be shut on right wing scum

  7. Hahahahaaaaaaaaa ! ,… just watched Hosking the wanker bleat about MMP, and all the other bullshit excuses of why National lost.

    What a creep. And to think we are paying for this supercilious bastard to spout off his ideological mantras ,… honestly ,… the mans a complete joke. Hes coming across as a petulant little child denied his lollies… not to mention he looked like he slept in his clothes after a hard night out on the piss this morning.

    Greying , haggard and rough shaven looking ,… this is how the front-line teasers of the far right look and react after suffering a humiliating defeat.

    Sore , candy arse whining looser’s.

    And to think this shithead has been bullshitting his way around the NZ public for this long , – if anything, – he should win an award for the longest lived spiv in national media.

    Then after that , and after the laughs have all subsided, … be dismissed for wasting tax payers money for building ratings out of emotive , unsubstantiated and dangerous propaganda directed against the true values of democracy.

    Paul Henry was edged out, – Hoskings next. And he can take his Farrari with him. We don’t want to know anymore. We just don’t care.

    • Patricia Bremner 7.1

      Wild Katipo that is so right!!! When Hoskings said his dream was to own a Farrari, I thought you self centered git.

      We have had right wing “to be rich is good” BS fed to us far too long. Be gone you bloody pest!!!

      Keep posting, you often say my thoughts!!

      • AB 7.1.1

        Excellent PB. By a “Farrari” – I assume you mean that locally-made car with a very bad power to weight ratio and where all the instruments are deliberately designed to give totally fallacious readings. And it has to spend several days checking what all the other cars are doing before you can get it out of the garage.
        When encountering larger and more powerful cars on the road, the computer flicks it into ‘ingratiating mode’, a setting that makes the vehicle behave in an even more docile manner.

    • ianmac 7.2

      Well said Katipo.

  8. Sanctuary 8

    However we manage to muddle these things, it is pretty amazing that we can elect an unmarried 37 year old atheist female who lives with her boyfriend as leader and no one – left or right – really caring about those things, yet in the USA everyone one of those things would have disqualified Jacinda.

    I guess that is why they’ve ended up with the orange rape nazi and we’ve got Jacinda. 🙂

    • boggis the cat 8.1

      You have to consider the choices available to American voters: the spray-tan imbecile, or the less rapey but more evil than her husband Clinton. A lot of Americans rolled the dice on having a F*ckwit in Chief instead of a proven psychopath.

      With MMP there is usually a better option than trying to choose the lesser evil.

    • Doogs 8.2

      Agnostic . . . get it right . . . she is a self-confessed agnostic. The words have different meanings. Look them up.

  9. red-blooded 9

    I don’t know about you folks, but Labour Weekend is looking extra sweet for me right about now…!

    • Kay 9.1

      +1 red-blooded. I can breathe again! Was all psyched up for the worst, that’s be the trick to survival in recent times, so it’s always nice when the worst isn’t the outcome!

      Jacinda (personally as well as professionally) is going to be facing a constant beating from hell from the right and from the media in an attempt to wear her down but from observing her dealings with the media under cross-examination up until now I feel confident she can hold her own.

  10. savenz 10

    Great outcome! Also great that it looks like Labour/NZ First/Greens will all get cabinet positions so it will be a true collaboration. I think that is what people who voted for those parties wanted.

    • cleangreen 10.1

      True that was SAVENZ, our family voted ‘strategically’ this time Labour/NZ First and we all won here.

      What a wonderful day this was, as we know with Winston in the mix we get a very senior ‘experienced poitician as well to tackle the “dirty politics” that will obvously come our way soon from the right and their ‘corporate media.’

  11. Kat 11

    Jacinda Ardern is going to be a wonderful PM and there is much to celebrate. However politics is a rough business and she will come under constant attack not just from a very large opposition but also from the oppositions conduits in the media. It has started already and can only ramp up. We need to oppose this with as much energy as we supported the change. The MSM have to be held accountable and not be get away any longer in publishing lies and smear.

    Other than that YAHOOO!!!

  12. Why oh why is it so hard ,.. or has been up until now ,… to get a govt that actually gives a shit about the Kiwi battler?

    Never mind ,… I know the answer already … and no ,… I wont post the new right fight / who is the new right post….

    Ah fuck it ! ,… once more with feeling for the benefit of greater understanding and safety first inoculation against the pseudo Nazi virus….

    New Right Fight – Who are the New Right?
    http://www.newrightfight.co.nz/pageA.htm

    Here’s a song I loved when I was a child…. why cant we just be nice to each other ? … why do we always have to fight for the privilege of being alive ???!!!

    You know we are not going to live forever… so lets leave a lovely story behind us instead … maybe I’m getting old , … or maybe I feel so grateful for this historic election result…

    Tom T Hall Old Dogs, Children, and Watermelon Wine – YouTube

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