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Open mike 21/08/2010

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  1. Jenny 1

    Top billing on Red Alert today, is a puff piece on Trevor Mallard with a corgi, inviting readers to make a funny comment.

    Is this the important headline topic for today, for Labour Party MPs, when the CTU is trying to call for a big turn out at the Fairness At Work rallies?

    What ever happened to solidarity?

    capcha – isolates

    • luva 1.1

      Jenny

      I think you will have to go back 3 or 4 decades to find a Labour Party that truly represented the Labour movement.

      Are you surprised that they do not want to piss business off.

    • Marco 1.2

      What?…you mean you have woken up and realised that a party started by West Coast Miners and the working class has been over-run with idiot academics and the self interested…..surely not?

      • Tigger 1.2.1

        Grow a sense of humour. Why should their blog follow your dreary-sounding mandate…they’re not a news organisation. There are many posts on workers’ rights on the blog…and many of the MPs are utterly passionate about these issues – don’t try to paint them as unconcerned.

    • millsy 1.3

      I have also noticed their lack of comment about the Welfare Working Group’s, and the state housing taskforce’s reports that were released in the past couple of weeks.

      I was quite suprised as the state housing system was developed by the Labour Party.

  2. Janice 2

    Brian Edwards had a good comment on The Panel yesterday. He said that Donkey didn’t have any leadership skills only followship, because he followed the polls and focus groups so slavishly.

    • just saying 2.1

      There is a lesson in this for Phil Goff too. Over time it’s not a good look.

      • swimmer 2.1.1

        Why is that just saying? I think Phil has shown strong and decisive leadership lately 🙂

  3. KJT 3

    The MSM are starting to realise the problem. Finally.
    http://msn.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10667773

    Incomes down there with Greece and costs up with Australia.

    10 years of Muldoon and 30 years of wage cutting are heading us towards the 3rd world.

    • Draco T Bastard 3.1

      Exactly as was said would happen when the 4th Labour government brought in the free-market delusion.

      EDIT:

      The cost of going out to a restaurant or a movie was still much cheaper than in Britain. A cheap night out in New Zealand for $20 could easily cost ÂŁ20 ($44) in London.

      You can’t do an exchange rate comparison. You need to do a Purchasing Power comparison to get even close to being accurate.

  4. Bill 4

    Sorry for posting on such a cheery topic….

    “A huge expanse of floating plastic debris has been documented for the first time in the North Atlantic Ocean. The size of the affected area rivals the “great Pacific garbage patch” in the world’s other great ocean basin, which generated an outcry over the effects of plastic waste on marine wildlife.”

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/now-atlantic-is-found-to-have-huge-garbage-patch-2057402.html

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