I had a great time in oz for 11 years but I left for a couple of reasons and one was the underbelly of prejudice. It was always there just beneath the surface. Even amongst our group of friends. I couldn't believe the total disrespect for Aboriginals. I couldn't live with it in the end. These friends were a mix of ethnicities as well. But every job was the same also
which in reality are looking like being coalition partners, and the Greens might one day be the larger party.
They always have looked like they could work together and I doubt their policies are soo much the same ,it will be perfect because it’s about compromise. The Greens advantage is that they haven’t been in power to make mistakes. Goff when leader of Opposition did say they made mistakes and they believe they have learnt valuable lessons from it. That sort of comment never makes the papers. It’s a shame people get stuck on that. Like Rogernomics ( although completely different ) really . Douglas and Prebble . They went on to become Act. But Labour wears the badge.
Labour as being basically a centre-right party that leans to the left correct?
Personally I'm odd, because I don't look at left ,right centre. I see Labour as working class, middle of the road so their roots are still intact. I see Greens advertising all over the Ponse and Herne Bay so I suspect they are heading to target the middle class with their roots still intact. I see IMP as addressing the disenfranchised as a target. For me, I'd love 3 votes because what a wonderful force all of these Parties could make. They cover all bases, i.e most of the NZ population. If only peeps could get away from it being about them and them only, the force would be with us.
The economy thing annoys me
Peter Lyons at the Harold puts things in perspective.
ETA The comments section suggests some people really don't understand satire or have a sense of humour.
Oh woops ,guess I didn't care enough. Hoot on
Agreed, the fb leaks are a new front unsupported by Hagers book – need someone to tell us whether we can just ignore all the fb ones as forgeries, or if it really is as bad as they make it out.Also, the timestamps are a thing – are ministers really able to stay up past midnight chatting all the time and still do their job?
Hager said he asked for the political emails. He left the rest with/to rawshark so it makes some sense if the other stuff is not noticeable in the book. I'm still on a list for my copy so if anyone knows where some copies are around aux??
You are being coy about the time stamps aren't you?
Whereas Key continues in denial of his own ‘problems
"Anyway, what they tell you when you give up drinking is ’you feel better, you sleep better and you have greater clarity of thought . . .So, after three weeks what I tell you is that’s bulls***."
- dry drunks can be so bitter!
Or is that a blatant plug for the Liquor Industry? nudge nudge ;) ;)
PM’s Pinot has been around for a few years, so I don’t think that’s been much of a secret. But the blind trust is evidently only blind in one eye
Why though? PM has mentioned the Pinot often albeit not lately. How blind can the blind trust be if he chats about what’s in it. Is that how he maintains his stance in his office? “It’s not me ,it’s my office” means “I know everything but nothing”?
I was thinking about his smugness in the house about David Cunliffe having blind trusts. Did Jason Ede mention that to him? I mean, he knew and was laughing about it. Kept rubbing it in. Modus Operandi was to discredit Cunliffe about blind trusts and donors. Key lead that.
but at least he’s now a sober one. We’ll done Matthew on giving up the booze.
Doesn't change anything tho' nor would I judge him on whether he drinks or not. It's more the crap I think he spouts outta his trap.