They are just going to cannibalise Labour's vote a spook some center Labour voters to return to National.
What are the abatement rates on the benefits?
Given the mess at the borders that might just go to remind people that Labour wasn't great shakes on that front. Best to concentrate on the positives not the negatives.
To be honest this election matters less than the one after. Whoever wins the Treasury benches will be hugely restricted by dealing with the impact of the measures used to control Covid-19. They are likely to lose support over the term they are in charge. ...
For all those here who called the premature death of the ACT party you might want to start looking for something to wipe egg off of faces...
Polls showing good recovery for National. ACT is also on the rise. It has over taken NZ First as the fourth biggest party. We've only just started the election campaign as well.
"... the warehouses psychopathic activities..." Does this include becoming a living wage employer?
Context matters to those pushing a political barrow.
Of course people in positions of power get recognised more. Gandhi and Mandela held enormous power. That is how they managed to achieve what they did.
Then by all means put up more monuments to people you would like commemorated instead of pulling down the ones you don't like.
Bushmen is a derogatory term. The more culturally sensitive description is San people. However they themselves are not without sin as there is evidence they too migrated in to an area which may have been populated by another people and either displaced or ...
The monument to Te Rauparaha in Otaki and the name of the community facilities (e.g. Pool) in Porirua.
I responded to somebody making the same unsubstantiated claim about him. If people are going to do this why am I the one trolling to ask for evidence?
Te Rauparaha benefited from slavery. Should we ditch any recognition of him as well?
Do you think the memorial to Te Rauparaha at Otaki should be pulled down? The commonly held view of history is that he was a substantial slave owner. " Chiefs such as Hongi Hika and Te Rauparaha were said to have had least 2000 slaves each" https://www....
Where is your evidence he was the biggest slave trader in Europe?
Where is your evidence that Colston was the biggest Slave trader in Europe?
What about Colston's history was ignored? His involvement in the Slave trade was not hidden. How much of his wealth was directly attributed to that trade is unknown. His philanthropic efforts that benefited the people of Bristol were not directly ...
The mob has spoken. If you think we should decide what to do as a result of mob rule good luck in keeping society stable.
This is appalling. First off there is no evidence that Edward Coulson's wealth came primary from slave trading. He was in fact involved in a large number of commercial activities. Secondly he is not be commemorated or recognised for his activites as a ...
Again, what would have been the better response?
Give me an example of a way in which he should have responded that would have been acceptable?
Is there a reason my comments are not appearing? Have I been put on a ban for some reason? [No the machine put you into auto moderation for some reason. Now letting you through - MS]
You are assuming that Epsom voters won't vote for David Seymour regardless of what National decides to do. Remember Rodney Hide won Epsom initially without a nod and a wink from National at the time. David Seymour is by many accounts a very popular local ...
I think you are mixing neoliberalism up with communism
Looks like most of the lockdown restrictions in the first 10 days of Level 4 were not actually legal. A bit embarrassing for the government there... https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12330349
Looks like most of the restrictions in the first 10 Days of Level 4 lockdown were not legal. Oops! https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12330349
Where was the government oversight on this project? This should not be a surprise to the Ministry of Transport. They should be all over this.
Except that isn't how it has worked out. Show me a country that jacks up the price of a product AFTER they have spent billions to create an export market for it?
Once unemployment hits 20 % rather than 15 % I am not sure the extra 5% unemployed will be grateful for the increase in pay their former work colleagues will be getting
A hospitality sector working group - yeah that will be helpful to have another talkfest. [TheStandard: A moderator moved this comment to Open Mike as being off topic or irrelevant in the post it was made in. Be more careful in future.]