Certainly the overall population figure doesn't need the census. You take one, then proceed by dead reckoning.
But the census involves questions more complex than that, and it would be awkward to collect a lot of that data.
Hone Harawira has just invoked Godwin's Law, and Phil Goff probably has it right by keeping a wary eye on him.
Needless to say, the Harawira-Brash interview is like a gang war - you're not gunning for either side, but it's fun to watch.
<i>Needless to say, the Harawira-Brash interview is like a gang war – you’re not gunning for either side, but it’s fun to watch.</i>
Not really – the next time Harawira trots out the argumentum ad Hitlerium how about someone grows a pair, and asks him to point to exactly where Brash or the ACT Party is advocating anything like this.
In short, exactly how I’d expect Brash to be treated by a semi-competent journalist if he equated Harawira – and his party – to the apartheid regime in South Africa. (A rather half-witted equation Rodney Hide was all too fond of.)
If anything, I’d like to know exactly what Brash and Harawira thought they achieved. Can’t say Close Up’s passive-aggressive trolling expedition was twenty minutes that left me any the wiser about anything.
If this morning's Harold is to be believed, Hone is now in full-on 'I <heart> Osama' mode....
If this morning’s Harold is to be believed, Hone is now in full-on ‘I <heart> Osama’ mode….
You know something, Labour was always going to go into full-on brown-neck mode against both the Maori Party and HH but it seems faintly unsporting of Harawira to make it so damn easy.
Then again, Harawira does love trolling the honkys, and I wouldn't under-estimate Phil Goff’s perverse genius for taking aim at the side of a barn… and blowing off another toe.