Yup. I do know for a fact. Weird aye?
The whole electorate/list thing came about because Kim misunderstood how NZ politics works. Then that narrative took hold and away you go.
Also: it was apparently an either/or with Shane or the Mana party...and the Mana party seemingly won.
Shane Jones was the Internet Party's mystery MP too. So the whole thing is just ... weird.
He must've really grown to despise Labour.
You guys actually think Gower is pro-Nat and anti-Labour? Did you see him salivating his way around the Oravida offices?
ooooh look! Another photo of Judith Collins
Gower just likes getting a story that riles anyone up be it right or left. He’s kerrrrazy and a bit hyperbolic but I’m pretty sure he’s even handed.
We all just think the media is anti-whicheverside-we’re-on
Good lord. This post caused me to go look at the stable of writers who write for us and that's a very pasty palette staring back.
Must try harder.
Also, never let having nothing to say get in the way of saying it loudly and obnoxiously. If you're not adding to the noise then you're just listening*
*I don't really think that, apologies if we come across that way.
She told me she was invited there because of her Justice portfolio and that she gave speeches on New Zealand's system.
Well kudos to you all. Flame war did not commence like I thought. You're all very mature.
I have to disagree with a few commenters who think National have "drifted" to the right. Key is fairly centrist. English is small c Conservative. We still have a welfare state. We still have a fairly progressive tax system. This myth that we're a crazy right wing country is just that, a myth.
OoOoOoOOOH first response: troll.
Flame war: commence.
from what I understand, the directions don't come so much from JC's office. A former staffer of that office was the link.
Now it's all about this Ede fellow.
1. The advice is awful. It's hackneyed, unimaginative and isn't likely to cut through beyond the choir to whom KDC already preaches; and
2. $8k a month is bugger all. You get what you pay for.
So KDC has done well to not sign-up to it. Having said that, the party should have issued a distancing statement yesterday.
That's exactly right. The copyright regime the US is trying to shove down everybody's throats is almost identical to the one in the Australian FTA.
The extra 20 years for copyright after death has been estimated to cost Australia about $88 million a year. They'll also be able to veto parallel importing.
It's actually really appalling stuff once you look into it.