web analytics

Maiden Speech – Ibrahim Omer take a bow

Written By: - Date published: 9:11 pm, November 26th, 2020 - 9 comments
Categories: Africa, election 2020, immigration, International, labour, Living Wage, uncategorized - Tags:

9 comments on “Maiden Speech – Ibrahim Omer take a bow ”

  1. Patricia Bremner 1

    The whole Parliament stood and applauded.

  2. A wonderful maiden speech – and 1) a real inditement of NZs low wage economy and 2) a heartfelt plea for unionism.

    I only hope the Labour members sitting around him listened carefully and internalised his message.

    A 'real' socialist in the house at last.

  3. Sanctuary 3

    Inspirational.

    And best of all, he isn’t (unlike certain Green MPs I could think of) going to try and fight a culture war. Instead, “…Omer promised to represent the New Zealanders who are struggling on low wages.

    “They work hard, they work very long hours and yet they still struggle to provide three meals for their kids.”

    Omer said he wanted to see every worker be able to live their lives with dignity…”

    Class not colour, good on you Omar! Way to go!

    • swordfish 3.1

      .

      Ohhh, careful … affluent Intersectionals won't take too kindly to that sort of Heresy.

      There’ll be tears (and a certain amount of melodrama) before bedtime.

      • Sanctuary 3.1.1

        His speech has the perhaps unintended consequence of making a certain Green MP's posturing about the oath and allegiance and retired NZers look like the utterances of a petulant child…

      • mickysavage 3.1.2

        Hah SF I have a deep respect for class politics. Culture is important but class is where the brutalising is happening.

  4. Ad 4

    Great stuff Mr Omer.

  5. Robert Guyton 5

    Wonderful! Order! Order! (laughter) smiley

  6. gsays 6

    Thanks for posting this. A great way to start my Friday.

    As I get older, I have become quite cynical about politicians and their desire for reform or change. eg a group of landlords reforming housing, handsomely paid civil servants making meaningful changes to our pitifully low wage economy.

    A voice that cuts through. Ibrahim Omer has held a mirror up to our society to remind us how it used to be (unionised work force that could raise a family and pay a mortgage on one wage) and how it can be again.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Government steps up to assist Auckland during flooding
    As the Mayor of Auckland has announced a state of emergency, the Government, through NEMA, is able to step up support for those affected by flooding in Auckland. “I’d urge people to follow the advice of authorities and check Auckland Emergency Management for the latest information. As always, the Government ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Poroporoaki: Titewhai Te Huia Hinewhare Harawira
    Ka papā te whatitiri, Hikohiko ana te uira, wāhi rua mai ana rā runga mai o Huruiki maunga Kua hinga te māreikura o te Nota, a Titewhai Harawira Nā reira, e te kahurangi, takoto, e moe Ka mōwai koa a Whakapara, kua uhia te Tai Tokerau e te kapua pōuri ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Enhanced Task Force Green Approved following Cyclone Hale
    Carmel Sepuloni, Minister for Social Development and Employment, has activated Enhanced Taskforce Green (ETFG) in response to flooding and damaged caused by Cyclone Hale in the Tairāwhiti region. Up to $500,000 will be made available to employ job seekers to support the clean-up. We are still investigating whether other parts ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • General Election to be held on 14 October 2023
    The 2023 General Election will be held on Saturday 14 October 2023, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. “Announcing the election date early in the year provides New Zealanders with certainty and has become the practice of this Government and the previous one, and I believe is best practice,” Jacinda ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces resignation
    Jacinda Ardern has announced she will step down as Prime Minister and Leader of the Labour Party. Her resignation will take effect on the appointment of a new Prime Minister. A caucus vote to elect a new Party Leader will occur in 3 days’ time on Sunday the 22nd of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Trade and Agriculture Minister to attend World Economic Forum and Global Forum for Food and Agricult...
    The Government is maintaining its strong trade focus in 2023 with Trade and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor visiting Europe this week to discuss the role of agricultural trade in climate change and food security, WTO reform and New Zealand agricultural innovation. Damien O’Connor will travel tomorrow to Switzerland to attend the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Government funding relief for flood-affected Wairarapa farmers and growers
    The Government has extended its medium-scale classification of Cyclone Hale to the Wairarapa after assessing storm damage to the eastern coastline of the region. “We’re making up to $80,000 available to the East Coast Rural Support Trust to help farmers and growers recover from the significant damage in the region,” ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Government provides support to flooded Tairāwhiti communities
    The Government is making an initial contribution of $150,000 to the Mayoral Relief Fund to help communities in Tairāwhiti following ex-Tropical Cyclone Hale, Minister for Emergency Management Kieran McAnulty announced. “While Cyclone Hale has caused widespread heavy rain, flooding and high winds across many parts of the North Island, Tairāwhiti ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Government support for flood-affected Gisborne Tairāwhiti farmers and growers
    Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor has classified this week’s Cyclone Hale that caused significant flood damage across the Tairāwhiti/Gisborne District as a medium-scale adverse event, unlocking Government support for farmers and growers. “We’re making up to $100,000 available to help coordinate efforts as farmers and growers recover from the heavy ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Monkeypox vaccination available to eligible people from next week 
    A vaccine for people at risk of mpox (Monkeypox) will be available if prescribed by a medical practitioner to people who meet eligibility criteria from Monday 16 January, says Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall.   5,000 vials of the vaccine have been obtained, enough for up to 20,000 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago