Is it shocking that a political party that has expressly stated that it is seeking the votes of the youth who are disengaged with what politics has offerred them, does something that upsets the sensibilities of the precious swing voting centre?
Is a party only serious if it speaks to the centre?
OMG. What will the 'political marketing experts' make of footage of a mostly dressed in black crowd chanting "Shihad"?
Lock up your pearls.
are some who want Key and National out of Government and don't care how, the end justifies any means. But Dotcom is not trusted by others. And there are some
Hi Pete. How about you drop the cute routine and just speak for yourself?
That would be covered by the "self confessed" surely?
Tim Murphy @tmurphyNZH
Donghua Liu - seems like some premature claims of the story 'unravelling' have been going on....
Unless the Herald has suddenly found evidence for a 100k bottle of wine and 150k in donations, then that story remains unraveled. And even if they have found rock solid evidence for that, they didn't have it when they ran it. So attacking their critics is still lame.
"Back on this planet"
I withdraw my obviously demented point then.
simplest answer- Ede.
Well Woodhouse's office did mention it to the PM's office without any Ministers being in the loop, we're told.
The 'no dirty tricks who us?' theory doesn't explain how frequent WO flunkies were all up on the story before it broke though.
On the 'DPF singing a different tune these days' aspect, this was his response to people who said that Brash was blowing a dogwhistle about immigration:
Now read the above again. This is what Judith Tizard claims is “attacking migrants”. How on hell can we have a serious debate about immigration if people like Judith Tizard claim that the above is “attacking migrants”. This is of course Labour arrogance at its very worst – disagree with us and you are a bigot and a racist.
And as for sanely debating immigration (something NZ First has sadly made even more difficult to do) well anyone who thinks we don’t need to talk about the role of values in immigration is living on a different planet to Europe.
Apparently something was happening in Europe.
And on Europe, this from the other day:
It is disturbing to see neo-Nazis getting elected in France, Germany, Austria, Greece etc.
Foment foment foment.
Which also raises question about his competence
I've seen this called 'Reagan's dilemma' before, in reference to Iran/Contra and the President's lack of any knowledge regarding what was swirling around him.