Legal Beagle by Graeme Edgeler

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Legal Beagle: 14 Pages of Democracy

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  • nzlemming, in reply to Phil Lyth,

    Technical note, for any would-be anoraks out there wanting to read the split vote information.

    I resemble that remark!

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 1881 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood, in reply to Phil Lyth,

    Hooray! Data for Christmas.

    Does anyone happen to know if the comparable figures for the previous election are easily accessible?

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 856 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler, in reply to David Hood,

    Does anyone happen to know if the comparable figures for the previous election are easily accessible?

    Yes.

    2008
    2005
    2002

    Hooray! Data for Christmas.

    Merry Christmas!

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 2996 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

    ...and a New Years present of _even_ more data.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 856 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    geeks :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16493 posts Report Reply

  • Phil Lyth, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    Yes.

    2008
    2005
    2002

    Anorak Heaven, perhaps.

    Wellington • Since Apr 2009 • 443 posts Report Reply

  • Phil Lyth, in reply to David Hood,

    Replying more generally than Graeme, the good folks at the Electoral Commission have lots and lots of data online for general elections since 1996 (plus byelections). Not just split vote info, but lots more. Select the election/byelection and drill down!

    Wellington • Since Apr 2009 • 443 posts Report Reply

  • WH,

    Turning back briefly now to my summer series of intriguing if not entirely unwelcome policy proposals: it's actually winter time where I am at the moment.

    Part one took a hard look at my suggestion for a estate tax funded sovereign wealth fund and concluded it was a brilliant idea that suffered only from being ahead of its time.

    Part two interrogates my quixotic campaign to have Robert Fisher QC appointed to the New Zealand Supreme Court. I'm not sure how old he is now or whether he would even care for the role, but in his prime he was one of New Zealand's finest legal minds. He wrote with a purpose and clarity that outshone many of his contemporaries. He would make a fine Supreme Court justice.

    Now hear this people. We either take a more realistic approach to human frailty or we end with with rictus grin barbies such as John Key and Mitt Romney running the big show. Perfection is an empty illusion conjured by professional bullshitters and people who know how to use the airbrushing functions on photoshop.

    Winston Churchill had his black dog, Bill Clinton had Monica Lewinsky and Lord only knows what Martin Luther King and Mahatma Ghandi really got up to. Self righteousness is a tedious quality that we should shoo from public life with an angry broom.

    Since Nov 2006 • 559 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to WH,

    rictus grin barbies

    excellent

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16493 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler,

    I thought I'd bump this, given how sad I'm feeling about things like lines we're hearing about in the US election :-(

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 2996 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    Lines? I did not insufflate...

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4421 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    I thought I'd bump this, given how sad I'm feeling about things like lines we're hearing about in the US election :-(

    I distinctly heard Obama say "Yeah, we gotta do something about that" in his victory speech.

    Not sure what he can do - it's not really something in the President's hands?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8316 posts Report Reply

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