Some reaction: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2022/08/health-and-disability-advocates-hit-out-at-national-s-unfair-new-welfare-policy.html
A feature article to look forward to tomorrow: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/stuff-circuit/300657828/opinion-why-we-decided-we-should-report-this-dangerous-speech
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/129555614/nationals-sam-uffindell-issue-morphs-into-labours-gaurav-sharma-squeeze When it was just Uffindell, it was a National Party problem. Now that it is Labour as well, it becomes a case of ‘’they are ...
From a party perspective. Uffinhell having Nats on back foot. Now able to say 'them too'.
True. Pain and fear can make people act out.
Or the Uffinhell thing was a way for him to get attention from media.
Yes, still blowing up it seems. What selfish timing. https://twitter.com/MaikiSherman/status/1557981533277134848
Colonel Trotter will be choking on his Greggs. https://twitter.com/Publicwrongs/status/1557491202362003456
Thank you. Another smart article. Bullying is not just about physical violence. Bullying is an attitude and bullies adapt that attitude to the social situation they're in as they move through different stages of life. But they always gravitate to different...
If any MP has violently thrashed a defenceless person without attention from police or the justice system, and then delivered speeches about being tough on crime, I welcome their history becoming public and we will see what scrutiny and consequences result...
More sharp analysis - always takes a couple of days to come through: https://twitter.com/MorganGodfery/status/1557455186624659456
If the threshold is gang beatings with weapons of people several years younger, everything will be fine. Examining later years is testing claims that he did nothing wrong since. The bigger problem is how the Nats keep selecting entitled arseholes like this...
Brilliant context https://twitter.com/madmanchap/status/1557452470204641280
A munter the following year as well. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/sam-uffindell-stood-down-national-mps-student-flat-was-one-of-filthiest-in-dunedin/M2R6ZQRVGSURVH4PNBXAIQF2PQ/
Luxon has form https://twitter.com/manuwaimaiden/status/1557165246833655808
Association of Consumers and Taxpayers (think neoliberal)
Could keep unravelling https://twitter.com/melulater/status/1557219334690258945
If the flat really was wrecked, maybe the landlord could verify that because it sounds like a lot of damage was done, costing a bomb to repair. Mummy and daddy will have paid for it, in exchange for more silence about their beloved.
Is it fair to expect them to be better than us Yes
And the party person responsible for selecting this procession of awful, AWFUL suit-wearing surplus young males with no idea, needs to follow him out the door. Goodfellow needs to be shown the door immediately, yes. Though his replacement was part of this...
Only if laws are actually enforced rather than the current limp appeasement.
We seem to have no trouble getting overseas income for our IT and screen industries. Need to stop relying on ships full of stuff. Exporting the expertise, yes.
Aotearoa needs to export high-value creativity and services, especially digital ones - not bulk commodities. And our sustainable infrastructure needs to be digital as well as physical, including education and governance.
Fashies organising https://twitter.com/SachaDylan/status/1555295172082094080
I am guessing 25% is a compromise between total consensus and 51%.
Long article by Russel Norman on our government's love of greenwashing: https://www.greenpeace.org/aotearoa/story/from-climate-denial-to-greenwashing/
Giving vaccine denialism a platform has a cost. https://twitter.com/scottdagostino/status/1554432947293458434
Again, the experts must be wrong. Those more open to reason can read the links Stuart kindly provided below at #10.
Telling them to "Go Home!" is utterly dismissive of them and their concerns. And simply fosters the divisions in NZ society. We are talking about a movement deliberately fostering social division and unrest, drawing on overseas tactics and finance. The ...
There is no justification, in public health terms, for mandating a product that fails to prevent infection or transmission of the target pathogen. Gosh all those public health experts must be wrong then. Risks were communicated. Like I say, wartime not ...