When it comes to addressing inequality Labour's very good at talking the talk. When it comes to doing it it almost always either pretends to do it, does a half-arsed job, targets the wrong people or just says no.
It's a hypothetical question. I was just interested to know because what I understood as strong acceptance of protest as part and parcel of a healthy democratic society appears to have one caveat: that the protest is legal.
So you'd be happy with prosecuting protesters protesting against a law that bans protests?
Would you like it to be?
I would've thought prioritising South Auckland would save lives. But I guess if the political loss is too great...
QV letter today. Talk about a kick in the nuts.
Precisely. Ardern was formidable in the House yesterday - she's certainly got what it takes. But she needs to take a little bit of whatever that is, and use it when she's talking to New Zealanders. She destroyed Luxon's stupid questions yesterday with ...
A proponent of "Bill English’s social intervention theory whereby people with “very complex, challenged and messy lives” are identified and supported." Luxon misses the point that this group has expanded off the charts precisely because of the kind of ...
Luxon asked stupid questions which gave Ardern the floor to show how on top of the detail she was.
I think he'll bring nat voters back, not because he's Luxon but because he's not Bridges and he's not Collins. Otherwise-nat voters have been searching for an excuse to go home. All this post-lockdown palaver, even perceived palaver, will be further excuse...
I wouldn't be giving Luxon guidance on how to get cut-through with middle New Zealand. Let him use limos to travel 50 feet, bungle basic questions about poverty and perhaps he'll be called an arsehole sooner than Key was.
Have another go.
Hope the reset national party comes out yelling and screaming about this. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/127148602/prime-minister-unveils-37m-auckland-recovery-fund-free-tickets-to-attractions-and-facilities
If those deciding the next leader are people capable of comments like these then heaven help them: "National MP Todd McClay says a democratic vote for a leader makes sense. McClay, thought to be backing Bridges, defended the fact no deal had been struck - ...
The PM probably says hospiddle.
I thought the way Collins made the psychopathic decision to oust Smith, and then for the purpose of bringing her mate into Parliament, would've been enough to have her removed. Last night's decision came from the same place.
People will be affected by the urgent Covid legislation for far longer than this latest Collins fiasco will stay in the news. Ardern's mis-step might be her foreshore and seabed moment.
Yes, it will be extremely interesting to see how the SC approaches these kinds of challenges, both under the BORA and the HRA. It does look as though the nature of the subject matter gives the Crown a real advantage defending its actions, but it will also ...
Asking Barry not to be a dick is the same as asking him not to be himself.
Yes, and this kind of baseless shite, too, although this case might have a slightly different explanation behind it. In any case, we need to print better opinions. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/heather-du-plessis-allan-aucklanders-mood-has-changed-and-...
And national cheerleading like this void of analysis drivel dressed up as journalism comes from the same place: https://www.stuff.co.nz/opinion/127018250/is-ardern-abdicating-the-leadership
And after the 6 months then what happens. What do you need for another. How long does that one last Who isuppossed to use it to screen people and how does it work
More meaningless comedy from Collins. Some really great lines in here. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/300456343/covid19-nz-judith-collins-says-vaccine-passes-shouldnt-be-needed-for-long-not-sure-if-she-would-use-them-if-she-owned-a-bar
Sorry Hoskings show..And AM Google newstalkzb week on demand. Think 10 past 7. But might have got timings wrong. Haven't time now but will try to find a proper link to audio later. End of day. Was on national media. I also appreciate my interpretation of ...
Sorry Just suddenly realised I have now got involved in things I was purposefully avoiding. Lol If I was annoying I apologise!
The country is basically 90% vaxed. I'm vaxed. Everyone I know is vaxed. I don't care if some weirdo standing 2 meters away isn't vaxed. Because I'm vaxed. Delta is here to stay. Just open the door. You can't live hiding under rocks for ever.
Fair enough. But all the more reason to borrow/nick their more well funded tech. She ain't like they will say no. They want the trans tas bubble back as much as we do.
Honestly (sorry to be naggy) It was a pin in the arse trying to get the country 90% vaxed. Now we have to do it all over again for people having to have a booster to renew their vax cert that runs out in a time frame Hipkins couldn't name
You see I read those numbers and get it. Fine. Are they expecting the whole of nz with aged population. And no smart phone. Disabled people. Low education to do the same? As again acknoeding the govt has had a a tough thing to be dealt is bloody stupid
Yes they did handle it badly. Now some states have a working vax certs app Working together is better than fart arsing around with no clue like Hipkins interview came across
I have made a conscious effort to not get involved in the is the govt handling covid well arguments. I realise as a govt it is a shit hand to be dealt. I saw an interview this morning with Hipkins about vax cert validity and expiration and needing boosters...