Last days to get active

Written By: - Date published: 4:22 pm, November 4th, 2008 - 8 comments
Categories: activism, election 2008 - Tags:

It’s great to see people still downloading materials from the Campaign Hub. With just over three days of campaigning to go, you’re running out of time to communicate the issues you care about and make sure people vote Left. So, be sure to take the opportunity.

On the same note, Both Eyes Open has released their final leaflets.

Download them here

There’s also a crossword. You can play it online here, it’s good fun. It can be emailed or printed off here.

8 comments on “Last days to get active”

  1. Rex Widerstrom 1

    I see the “sub-Prime Minister” line which was used to deface a billboard has made it onto official campaign materials, Steve. I’m sure you’re about to tell me there’s absolutely no connection, though, right?

    As I said at the time, it’s a great line. Pity it’s devalued by having been first used by a mindless vandal.

    [I have no idea whether there is a connection. You’ll have to ask Both Eyes Open. But I woudn’t be surprised if they saw the line, liked it, and took it. SP]

  2. Monty 2

    Labour have run the most negative campaign that I can ever remember. They have tried very hard to move the focus on the National and John Key – but Labour have failed to impress the public because they have not talked about their plan for the future – only You cannot Trust John Key (funny because most people do not trust Helen Clark)

    So what are Labour’s plans? What is the secret agenda of Labour for their December mini-budget.

    When Labour do their post election analysis they will realise that the election was lost because of the negative smear campaign – no better demonstrated than Mike “Batman” Williams talking days out to look over files in Australia from a court-case 20 years ago.

    So Carry on witht h enegative campaigning – no one is really listening to Labour any more and the election is lost.

  3. Jess 3

    Your strategy is childish at best and shows that there is nothing Labour can deliver but more of the spite it’s governed with for the last 9 years.

    All you got is this “misinformation”sort of stuff, trespasser entrapment “outings” and a MINI budget to cancel out any of the on offer campaign goodies.

    One of those who has had a gutsful.

    [lprent: And on top of all that you’re an impolite idiot newbie who is obviously too stupid to read the About. If you want to leave comment here, then read that first.

    I’ve had a gutsful of small minded dweebs such as yourself who trash over my site because you lack the basic intelligence to find out about the site first, and to realize that it isn’t the NZLP.]

  4. Jess. This isn’t the Labour party. You want labour08.org.nz

  5. r0b 5

    Your strategy is childish at best and shows that there is nothing Labour can deliver but more of the spite it’s governed with for the last 9 years.

    Actually, what Labour has delivered over the last 9 years is unemployment down to 30 year lows, crime down, numbers on benefits down, economy growing, Working for Families, superannuation increases, minimum wage raised every year, four weeks leave, 20 hours free early childhood education, fair rents, interest free loans for students, poverty / childhood poverty rates down, suicide rates down, cheaper doctors vists, modern apprenticeships, and employment law which stopped the widening wage gap with Australia. An independent and sane foreign policy. Planning for the long term future via Cullen Fund and KiwiSaver. Strengthening the economy by paying off massive amounts of 70’s and 80’s debt (so reducing previously crippling annual interest charges), a booming rural economy, and with state owned assets (Air NZ, KiwiBank, KiwiRail, breaking up the Telecom monopoly, back to ACC). And not least we have a strong economy well placed to survive the current international financial crisis.

    If we don’t want to put all that at risk, then – last days to get active….

  6. Spam 6

    So instead of a positive message on how to increase wages, your example is one based on the politics of envy. Oh my God: People have the audacity to earn > $100k (and how many of them are public servants?) Or own rental property.

    [lprent: This place is starting to look like the sewer at KB. Lift your standards or I’ll start giving people holidays from here. It is pretty evident who isn’t doing any constructive work for the election.]

  7. Matthew Pilott 7

    Labour have run the most negative campaign that I can ever remember. They have tried very hard to move the focus on the National and John Key

    Monty, you clearly have no decent recall of other campaigns, or haven’t paid much attention. What can you give us? Williams being in Australia to see if Key was involved with something very dirty? Well strike me down, why would anyone bother looking into that?

    Putting the focus on John Key? In case you missed it, champ, he put the focus on himself happily. Should Labour pretend he’s not there?

    Putting the focus on National? Oh no! Woe! They want people to question what the main party in opposition will do if they win! Just what do you expect Labour to do?

    Maybe they should campaign against Don Brash, monty, to satisfy you? I mean hell, what kind of scum run a campaign against the leader of the opposition eh? I know, maybe they should run it against Bill Engilsh! Not like Key will last in the job…

    What are Labour’s plans? You are too one-eyed to pay Labour any attention – no harm in that, Monty. It just makes you look a tad ignorant, you clearly haven’t been paying any attention to NZ politics for the last six months or so. I wonder why you bother commenting, you seem to have little knowledge of, or interest in NZ politics.

  8. Spam 8

    [lprent: This place is starting to look like the sewer at KB. Lift your standards or I’ll start giving people holidays from here. It is pretty evident who isn’t doing any constructive work for the election.]

    Lyn,

    I make every attempt to keep my comments within your policy. If you were to explain exactly what offended you about my post, it would help my understanding. I think that this ad in the post is unduly negative and prays on envy.

    [lprent: I dropped about 20 of those off yesterday afternoon on all factions where I saw a comment that irritated my behaviour monitoring subroutines. Essentially it was where ever people were chanting mindless slogans or just having a go at each other. In other words pointless flaming. Individually it wasn’t bad. In concert it was like listening to a drunkards party while sober. Don’t worry too much. It was a mild response (for me)]

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