What is your definition of a "Cult"? I am pretty sure Luxon's chosen faith doesn't qualify unless you widen the definition to include most religious people.
It is too early to determine if the Omicron is a major risk. Best to wait.
Why are people attacking Luxon on his religious beliefs? If he was Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, or Hindu would people being doing this? I very much doubt that.
Interesting you think there is such a thing as a "National voter" even if they vote Labour.
Why would they want to spin the results of internal polling and focus groups to people involved in the running of the party? That seems to be a spectactular waste of money
No it means the information is passed on via the people running the party.
No I get mine from the Party hierarchy.
That is exactly what I stated.
I get it that biases are likely to blind you to accepting that research might suggest something other than which you believe so I will ask you where the 8 % plus of the electorate that voted Labour at the last election has gone considering The Greens and ...
No. I am meaning Labour party supporters from before and after the last election. I can assure you that the research indicates that about a third of the voters ACT is picking up are ex-Labour party voters. They might be soft Labour party supporters but ...
Most of that is not their current policy.
Yeah, nah. You have little in the way to support that view. Who in the current caucus has come out as being anti-vax, pro-pollution, or even pro-gun? The leadership of the party has been firmly behind the efforts to vaccinate the population. The caucus ...
David Seymour has been very successfully positioning ACT in a way to appeal to centrist voters not hard right. This is why he has been very careful not to just criticise the government for the sake of criticism. The party has alsp released a number of ...
In what regard are the current ACT caucus a bunch of "nutbars"? What have they come out with since they were elected that suggests that are extreme in any way?
You think the French were a client state of the US post WWII do you?
Agreed on the deterrence front. I remember in the mid 1980's that anti-nuclear groups used to argue that no arms race ever ended without a major war occuring. That was shgown to be false by the outcome of the Cold War. The US forced the Soviets to back ...
Why would Gorbachev need to trust a bunch of female protesters who had no effective political base?
The government owns a retail bank. If you think banks are making profits that are not justifiable why isn't Kiwibank showing a better approach?
I am confident you find anything ANY right wing MP is pretty much how you frame the comments from Nicole and Simon however the point I was countering was that the new ACT MP's were being kept quiet. That is obviously not the case.
Nicole McKee has had a Private Members bill pulled from the biscuit tin on Gangs and has been interviewed on that.
I love how left wingers such as yourself underestimate the ability of ACT to appeal to former Labour supporters. I suspect you are in for an unpleasant surprise in the next two years.
There have been a range of policies and statements from the new ACT MP's
You can't argue with the data. National (aside from the last poll) hasn't really changed much from it's performance at the last election. It hovers somewhere in the mid 20's. Labour has fallen in support and The Greens have stayed the same. ACT on the ...
I don't think someone like you would be be very successful at challenging David Seymour. Your views are far too extreme.
What do you mean "properly challenged"? The media has attempted to do this and ACT has avoided their traps quite easily.
But that is why your analysis is flawed. You can't think of a policy that would pull people away from ACT towards National because of your ideological blinkers. ACT has been successfully positioning itself as a viable alternative to both Labour AND ...
They have not been keeping their mouths shut though. Here are a range of their views expressed via the media recently: Nicole McKee https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/126530458/parliament-passes-counterterrorism-laws-criminalising-terror-planning-...
Can you give me an example of a coherent policy platform that would attract new ACT party supporters away to National?
What was the purpose of the vaccination programme if we weren't eventually going to open up and learn to live with the virus?
He's a public servant. Do you think public servants pay is a handout from government?
Are you stating the highly skilled people in the film industry in NZ could not use their talents in other areas of the economy?