Any chance of Knott touring Boganville, according to the Hurried?
(Who has time to wait for Aussie subediting these days?)
A word of 2014 in the sense that it's not likely to play a major role in NZ politics in 2015.
Whether it turns out to be good is entirely dependent on the quality of the representatives
Which, in part, depends on exactly who they think they're representing. Lower-population districts, less likely to supply representatives, are more likely to get shafted in an amalgamated council.
the glamour journals have higher rates of retractions.
This could be read in several ways, without comparing the reliability of the pre-publication peer-review processes involved:
(i) Readers of lower-profile journals don’t subject articles to the same level of post-publication peer review, resulting in fewer retractions; and/or
(ii) Greater competition for space in higher-profile journals creates a higher pressure to make ultimately unsustainable claims.
(Possibly both true.)
OTOH, I am aware of several open-source publications (usually, ones that also ask authors for up-front fees) that have highly questionable rubber-stamp peer-review processes.
Exactly that: he's heavily interfaith rather than evidence.
Usually, political or biological longevity are limiting factors, so not that many parties have four or more former leaders among their number – but Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party certainly does.
The following former LDP leaders are all still alive, and mostly still active in politics: Yasuhiro Nakasone; Yoshirō Mori; Junichiro Koizumi; Yasuo Fukuda; Taro Aso.
… but “not yet entirely despised” seems a fairer fit.
Though there’s still time before the next election!
What is this “Labor Government” of which you keep speaking? NZ has no such party. (It barely has a functional Labour Party at the moment.)
That aside, you’re probably right that National don’t want to build state houses at least in part because they don’t want property prices to fall. But they’ve already had six years in charge; it’s no longer “short-sighted” to blame National for the worsening problem.
our freshly re-elected PM
and (by that token) self-confessed economic vandal [just on the basis of his chosen image as "state house kid", not his career as currency (t)ra(i)der]
Troublesome even in US English. One of the stewardesses in Flying High was given that name, just for that joke.