Posts by Ianmac

  • Hard News: News from home ...,

    Andrew Little has said that the raising of Super Age and the CGT were good ideas but too many such policies were offered to the electorate during the election. Therefore fewer policies - for now. CGT and Super will still on the agenda.
    And a big hooray for the UBI which should have been discussed by everyone much more when Gareth published the book Bigkahuna. If Andrew can get that in the discussion pages that would be a great effort. (Sadly it would just about wipe out the Social Welfare Department. How sad.)

    Bleneim • Since Aug 2008 • 78 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: News from home ..., in reply to Susan Snowdon,

    Me too.

    Bleneim • Since Aug 2008 • 78 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: News from home ..., in reply to Andrew Geddis,

    But beyond that, if Little was going to win, it should have been in a landslide. A marginal squeak-by on the basis of union executive diktat is the worst possible starting point.

    Oh. Now I see. If Little squeaks in it is bad. If one more caucus vote had had gone to Robertson then would have been Ok for Grant to squeak in but not Andrew.

    You are one with Brian Rudman who ends up writing,

    "But beyond that, if Little was going to win, it should have been in a landslide. A marginal squeak-by on the basis of union executive diktat is the worst possible starting point."

    Yeah right!

    Bleneim • Since Aug 2008 • 78 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: News from home ...,

    Funny that Russell, Andrew and others are so quick to voice the Key lines?
    Union elected.
    Failed to vote the one we wanted.
    Little couldn't win a Conservative Backbencher's electorate.
    Mr Key must be grinning in his porridge to be so aligned with these commentators.

    Me? Optimistic. Go for it Mr Little! Prove those who are quick to rubbish demoracy so wrong.

    Bleneim • Since Aug 2008 • 78 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: This Week in Parliament: 20…,

    "“Simon intends to create a superhuman cyborg warrior by ‘upgrading’ a suitable National Party MP,” says the Prime Minister."

    Aha! At last a use for Judith Collins. She has, or did have, the necessary "instincts " for the job.

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  • Speaker: An Open Letter To David Cunliffe, in reply to bmk,

    I truly believe there is no way Labour can win until Cunliffe is gone, I know I won’t be voting for them until he is.

    Well bmk it is your right and your choice. Of course what you say must be true because all the Right wingers are saying the same thing. Of course it is not because they see David as a threat is it? How about you?

    Bleneim • Since Aug 2008 • 78 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: An Open Letter To David Cunliffe, in reply to Peter Darlington,

    My impression as well Peter.
    Of course David was always under attack on TV News with very few "Conversations with a Future PM." Perception is everything.

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  • Speaker: An Open Letter To David Cunliffe, in reply to Emma Hart,

    his is a poll I would quite like to participate in.

    Emma. What do really think of David?
    Q1. How do you respond when he is speaking?
    Q2. What thought do you have that would correct what/how he is speaking.
    Q3. Would you mind if he took care of your kids for a few hours?
    Q4. What would you say to him if you met him in the supermarket?

    Bleneim • Since Aug 2008 • 78 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: An Open Letter To David Cunliffe, in reply to Lynn Williams,

    Yes Lyn. Good question. Why don't people like David Cunliffe?
    Could it be the constant negative framing he received or is it something else? I do not really warm to him but why should I. After all I really dislike Key.
    Wonder if it is possible to survey this. Perhaps ask David Farrier to poll this.

    Bleneim • Since Aug 2008 • 78 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Sunlight Resistance, in reply to CJM,

    Wonder how the columnists are gearing up to condemn the man Mr Cunliffe who they seem to fear so much? David Cunliffe is going to put himself forward for due process for re-election and good luck for that David.

    Bleneim • Since Aug 2008 • 78 posts Report Reply

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