Posts by Raymond A Francis

  • Hard News: The humanity, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Sofie, I do have an interest in who leads the opposition, firstly because a strong opposition is important for our democracy and because there is a better than even chance he (or she) will be our PM in three years time

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 542 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The humanity,

    So it was ok when the PM was being given a hard time before the election, I certainly don't remember you calling for an easing of the questioning but not ok when the Leader of the opposition who has just lead the party to a historical defeat is trying to be tricky, is called on his actions

    And by being tricky will not resign but wants his colleges to vote no confidence in him so he can rort his own re-election!

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 542 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Five further thoughts, in reply to Lilith __,

    I hear what you are saying but most of the polls were a lot closer than that, I don't think either side thought it was in the bag
    I often wonder though what would happen if we held an election just a week later
    Everybody pile in to back a winner or a lot more strategic voting

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 542 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The sole party of government, in reply to Tom Semmens,

    And much as I admire Deborah who worked hard but the vote for the left dropped as this time there was no Green candidate, where did those 2000 votes go?

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 542 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Election 2014: The Special…,

    Nice work Graeme, the election night result will stand
    The people have spoken, the Left are as not a popular choice as social media would have us believe( the snark on Twitter from the left over the Leaders speeches was amazing) let us as a country get moving, there is plenty to do

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 542 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A call from Curia, in reply to Tom Semmens,

    The law does need looking at with the growth of advance voting
    I have seen photos of Mana people in all their regalia standing outside polling places
    I am not sure if that or polls would change voters minds but as the law is so strict on polling day changes are needed

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 542 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery,

    Was Snowden live or was it a video, not that alters the substance of what he said

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  • Hard News: Didn't see that coming, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Well if that is true Sofie
    Where are the leaks of Miss Clark's emails calling West Coast voters " Inbred ferals" or from the present Labour Leader to his favourite lawyer?

    I think the Left should think about whose private stuff ends up in public before playing the dirty politics card
    As the facts do not back them up so far

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 542 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Didn't see that coming, in reply to A S,

    Well, as we now know private emails can be hacked and revealed if it is in the "public interest" especially if they are Right wing ones though I note Russell to his credit was unhappy with the release of stuff about Slater's mother

    But imagine the uproar if emails from a real reporter became public and if it was someone on the Left, well I give you Andrea Vance being tracked through Parliment

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 542 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Didn't see that coming,

    Interesting, on the Left we have people joining dots every which way
    But when Dot Com gets up on the stage and admits he hacked the German PM and hates NZ''s PM that's not news because Russell knows DC is not the hacker
    And interestingly Pam's rant seems to indicate she has access to as yet unreleased emails ie she knows which journalists were talking to whaleboy
    Hmm lots of dots there

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 542 posts Report Reply

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