Posts by steven crawford

  • Hard News: Team Little: pretty good,

    I have to say, that Andrew Little is doing an exalent job in contrasting John Key. I don't know how that's going to translate into quolity of life. But it's got to have cultural value. I like how he behaves in an adult manner. It contrasts with John Key and his thousands of texts a day.

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  • Hard News: Incomplete, inaccurate and misleading, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Labour voted at the first reading to force it to go to select Committee stage so that it can be scrutinised .

    But it also sends a message, that they are happy with it in princable.

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  • Hard News: Team Little: pretty good, in reply to Deborah,

    I think that asking Annette King to stay on as deputy is a very wise move. Her accumulated wisdom about processes and how to manage caucus and all the day-to-day minutiae of politics is substantial, and we need to have some continuity as well as change. Also, having sat on the Party’s policy council with Annette, she is very, very astute, and her grasp of policy matters is formidable.

    I am glad to you say this. I get tired of listening to people saying how this political party or that, needs to remove all its senior MPs, then replace with fresh faces, for what looks like nothing more than corporate branding. Good to see some substance.

    PS: I don’t see any reason not to be elevating some new MPs, ether:)

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  • Capture: Lost, in reply to steven crawford,

    Could the moderater please flip that picture up the right way.

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    I noticed these marshmallows on the way to wellington.

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  • Hard News: News from home ..., in reply to Jack Harrison,

    There is still so much weirdness out there to gay citizens and no, it’s not good or healthy but this is the problem of G.R. It’s not good but I don’t think our press are mature enough to handle him fairly. It sucks.

    If that is correct, then the solution is that the Labour Party stops wanting to dominate parliament as its sprimary objective. And that they make an asserted effort to demonstrate a commitment to the true spirit of MMP. Which could lead to things like small coalition partners introducing subsidized dental care.

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  • Hard News: News from home ...,

    Of course, there has to be a first one, but it would be a bit odd ditching an orthodox policy like CGT because it was too strange and challenging for voters but then adopting UBI.

    That’s not difficult, one is a tax, the other
    one is the other thing.

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  • Hard News: News from home ..., in reply to Northshoreguynz,

    OMG, The Labour Party puts a selection process into place, that is as democratic as the party wants. Following that process the party selects a leader. I can’t for the life of me see the problem.

    The whole country democratically elected the current parlament, and I do see problems in that. I don't think it was a good choice.

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  • Hard News: News from home ..., in reply to Deborah,

    My recollection is of a decent and kind young man, who was prepared to work hard and didn’t hog the limelight for the sake of it.

    That’s reasuring. I hope he has a better attitude than his predecessor, toward coalition partners, who represent actual people, with complementary ideals.

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  • Hard News: News from home ..., in reply to warren mac,

    And that has absolutely nothing to do with his sexuality.

    Mabe not so much with the urban liberal vote. but let's not be naïve about it.

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