Posts by Raymond A Francis

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  • Hard News: Rethinking the EFA,

    While there are good reasons for a 4 year term I compared to 3 year one am fairly sure some time in the past there was a referendium on this and it was soundly thrashed
    Very little popular support at all
    Think 12 years of your less than favourite party

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 563 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: Let's be Frank,

    Who would you prefer David
    A man capapable of admitting mistakes and being prepared to pick the good parts from his opposite numbers policies

    Or Ms Clark's " I have no regrets" and ramming fairl major consitutioal changes through parliment using urgency

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 563 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Congratulations, Mr Key,

    Well the good news is that we has a result on the night

    I do hope that National reaches some sort of agreement with the Maori Party, even if it is only to draw Act's teeth
    Hopefully Maori will see that alone as a win for them, there is of course quite some down side to them going with National

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 563 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Prospects,

    Well it has been reported to me (and we see the numbers tomorrow) that at my voting place some voters voted for the national candidate (she was the one that got sucked into banning water) and then gave their party vote to the Greens..go figure that!

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 563 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Prospects,

    Meanwhile on some other world we have these ravings

    " It was these: the men who just couldn't cope with the idea of being led by an intelligent, idealistic, free-spirited woman; the gutless, witless, passionless creatures of the barbecue-pit and the sports bar (and the feckless females who put up with them); who voted Helen Clark out of office."

    Took those poor creatures a long time to act Chris

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 563 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Prospects,

    On the other hand it might be a good idea if the owner (RB )expunges the whole thread as there is some stuff that can only be explained away by to much booze/disapointment and really does not read well in the light of day!

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 563 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Prospects,

    Just a thought for the left wings amongst us

    Isn't it great that we know who is in charge and we don't have weeks/months of the Winston Peters dance of the seven veils

    Surely that cheers you up just a little

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 563 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Threshold,

    I have to wonder how may were people who voted labour in the past....could see a need for a change but...threw their vote away

    Countries that have a low threshold, do they have trouble with stability? Thinking Israel here, any other examples?

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 563 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Prospects,

    I vote we all go to Islander's place, probably some of those small fish that she is famous for availabe as well

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 563 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Prospects,

    I have always wondered why "treating" is still illegal
    What the difference with the things (mostly our own money back)that the parties offer us before an election

    Anyway I have voted, went past a couple of polling places to the country school that I went to and have mostly voted at
    My wife is on duty there so we have a chat after probably cancelling each others voting effort

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 563 posts Report Reply

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