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Sunday, 22 October

01:30

The four Green politicians with government roles "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The Green Party has announced which four of their politicians will get roles in the new government. As I read the news article a few images jumped into my mind. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so here is the information in pictorial form. The Green Party has announced the four people []

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01:00

Photo of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A Horrible Lynching On Sept. 28, 1919, Omahas courthouse was burned, three men were killed, and Omahas mayor was lynched, nearly to death. Thousands of Omahans stormed the Douglas County Courthouse, calling for the death of prisoner William (Will) Brown, a black man accused of raping a white woman Agnes Loebeck, (also spelled Lobeck) in []

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00:30

Legalisation of cannabis will be bad for New Zealands young and impressionable "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Guest Post: I can only say that this state of affairs makes me incredibly sad. We are going through a monstrous situation with a teenage granddaughter who got introduced to weed at 13 yrs old by a social miscreant. Despite showing texts from her phone to the Police proving that the 45 yr was supplying []

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00:25

Trump Toon "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Great one from Morten Morland


00:01

Lisa Owen Jacinda Ardern The Nation 21/10/2107 video and transcript "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Here is link to video

Some thoughts to follow later

From Scoop

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Jacinda Ardern
Headlines:

Labour leader and Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern says her government will have a range of targets similar to Better Public Service targets that will be reported on annually these could include things like environmental measures, homelessness and child poverty.

Ardern says Labours immigration policy remains unchanged in its coalition agreement, and the net number of immigrants will be unchanged.

Ardern says shell review the system of block offers for oil drilling, saying fossil fuels are not our future, but regions have to be transitioned away from them, rather than anything jarring. She says the upcoming round of block offers could be the last.

Lisa Owen: Less than three months ago, Jacinda Ardern became leader of the Labour Party. Next week, shell be sworn in as prime minister. Winston Peters may have made his decision, but theres a lot more detail to come out about how the coalition deal will work. I asked Jacinda Ardern how she would describe the government shes just formed.
Jacinda Ardern: I would call it an active government. One of our key focuses will be making sure that we dont leave anything to chance. One of the concerns that weve had for a long time is that we have an economy at the moment that is not serving all New Zealanders. People are not feeling the benefits of any form of prosperity; wages arent keeping up with inflation; the cost of housing is outstripping most peoples reach. And what is the point, for instance, of economic growth when we have some of the worst homelessness in the developed world? Our plan is to be an active government, one thats focused on ensuring people have decent jobs, decent housing, and hope for the future.

I want to talk a bit about that in a minute. But first off, lets just deal with some of the practicalities. Youre now in an arrangement with two different parties, and they have two different deals, as such, so how will you deal with them? Will they be dealt with differently, New Zealand First and the Greens?
Well, we do have different agreements with both. Of course, one is in a full coalition arrangement with a different set of policy objectives that we have agreed to pur...

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Saturday, 21 October

23:54

Foreign Direct Investment some much needed reality "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

We hear a lot of rubbish spouted by politicians and some journalists in respect of Foreign Direct Investment. NZ First appear to want much tougher controls and Labour has made some similar noises.

Eric Crampton looks at the reality.

the latest OECD figures. They tally the restrictiveness of rules around foreign direct investment. New Zealand is the most restrictive country in the entire OECD. It is the seventh most restrictive country of the 62 countries they surveyed.

Heres what you get if you plot countries from most restrictive on the left to least restrictive on the right.

Restrictiveness 2017

The Philippines is the worlds most restrictive country, closely followed by Saudi Arabia and Myanmar. Then come China and Indonesia. Jordan is a bit more restrictive than New Zealand, but only barely. Then come India, Malaysia, Tunisia and Mexico, followed by Laos.
If New Zealand is laissez faire on FDI, I guess Japans a bunch of anarcho-capitalists and Luxembourg we dont hav...

23:30

To be honest, the whole thing is falling apart before it even starts "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Audrey Young writes When John Key said winning ugly is better than losing tidy, he could just have easily been anticipating the 2017 New Zealand election, rather than the Australian election last year. It was July when he said it, two months before he had privately made his decision to resign as Prime Minister in []

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23:00

From the only in NZ File: Mongrel Mob Money Laundering Success "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It should have been an open and shut case but the senior member of the Mongrel Mob had an extraordinary claim in his defence. More than a million dollar in assets, including a 123ha forestry block, has been seized from a senior member of the Maketu Mongrel Mob. In a statement, police said theyd secured []

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22:15

You are not going to want to miss any of this "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It is time to buy a ticket to the best show in town. You have seen the movie Legally Blonde and now here on Whaleoil over the next three years we will bring to you the new Kiwi Reality politics show. A thrilling series that will consist of countless posts all about the positively []

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22:00

Ardern: Capitalism has been a blatant failure in New Zealand "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Strap in for a Labour government that is going much further left than Helen Clark did. Incoming prime minister Jacinda Ardern says capitalism has been a blatant failure in New Zealand when measured by child poverty. When asked if capitalism had failed low-income New Zealanders, the Labour leader said: If you have hundreds of thousands []

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21:07

'THRILLING BLEDISLOE CUP TEST' ... NOT "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

TV1 News must have been watching a different game to the one I saw to come up with that headline.

It was a limp performance by the ABs.   Too many penalties given away; too many basic errors; too much kicking.  

Many of the senior players were MIA.

One is tempted to blame it all on the change of government but that would be to overlook the simple fact that on the night the AB s were bested by a far better team.

21:00

Shame Shaw is clear that he isnt part of this government "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Lisa Owen: After 27 years in the wilderness, the Green Party have government ministers for the first time. So theyve gained, but what have they given up? The Green Party leader, James Shaw, is with me in the studio now. What do you think of the deal you got? James Shaw: Im delighted with it. []

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20:30

Wincinda will all but elmiminate child poverty "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Lisa Owen tried to get blood out of a stone interviewing Jacinda Ardern Lisa Owen:  So, you talked about child poverty there. National had said it would commit to raising 100,000 children out of poverty. Now that youre going to be in charge, are you going to be more ambitious than that 100,000 target? Jacinda []

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20:00

Whaleoil General Debate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Morning everyone, and welcome to Whaleoils daily General Debate post (another one called Backchat will start at 6pm). To participate youll need to register a free Disqus account. There are some rules, and if there is one thing about Whaleoil that you need to know is that these rules are dispassionately and strictly enforced.  (No []

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19:30

Rat Face of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Minister James Shaw. This man was dying in a ditch for his fraudulent party co-leader just a little while ago.   This is a man that thinks crime is justified as long as it meets his conditions, not those of the law.   Soon he will be in charge of taxpayer money! There will be a range []

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19:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is my all time fingernails on the blackboard word when its mispronounced. schedule (noun) 1. A list of times of departures and arrivals. 2. A plan for performing work or achieving an objective, specifying the order and allotted time for each part. 3. A printed or written list of items []

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19:00

Daily Proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 22 15 A youngsters heart is filled with foolishness, but physical discipline will drive it far away.

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07:00

Whaleoil Backchat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. You dont have to stay on topic in these posts like you do in all others. Feel free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. If you havent tried it before, signing up for a Disqus account is free, quick, and it is easy. New []

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06:45

Australia v New Zealand "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

With the Bledisloe safely in the cupboard, this one is for pride.   Of course, the Aussies havent held the thing since 2003, so there isnt a hell of a lot of pride to fight over. Game starts at 10:05 pm.  Get your picks in before the game starts. And please, no rugby chat in Backchat []

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06:00

Spitting venom and bile covered tacks "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Poor Karl.  First he was railing against MMP, and now. I love the way political commentators are delicately skirting around the inconvenient fact that our new government is one whose formation was driven by a party with only 7 percent popular support. This willingness to ignore the obvious is hardly surprising, The commentariat generally leans []

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05:30

A Progressive explains why political Islam is not progressive "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Islamic Sharia law is not left-wing and it is not liberal and it is not progressive in any way shape or form yet the below progressive writer has had an uphill battle on her hands to convince her fellow progressives. Her first battle was to get the left-wing Huffington Post to even publish her controversial []

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05:00

No tax cuts for you "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Its official by the way, the tax cuts are cancelled. Jacinda Ardern has confirmed the Government she leads will dump the tax cuts planned by National. Ardern has also suggested a planned referendum on legalising cannabis for personal use could be binding. The Labour leader addressed media at Parliament today after a caucus meeting that []

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04:30

Media speculation has started: Who will replace Bill English? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

When John Key resigned he handed the leadership to his deputy. It would make plenty of sense for English to do the same. Bennett would be the first Maori National Party leader and their first woman in a while. Her huge personality has immense cut through with the public, who can basically all do a []

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04:00

Mental Health Break "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Desire Peru from Video Bros. on Vimeo.

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03:30

The Dead Rat diaries "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It is going to be in equal parts fascinating and horrifying to discover as time goes on what dead rats Jacinda Ardern and James Shaw have had to swallow in order to do a deal with Winston Peters to form the government. Rat number one for James Shaw is that due to Winstons hatred of []

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03:00

Map of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

States of USA, Europe and China with economy larger than Australia($1.2 trillion, PPP) Click here for larger view

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02:55

ON THE CHANGE OF GOVERNMENT - AN AUSTRALIAN VIEW "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper, wrote the poet TS Elliot.

So it must have seemed for the centre-right in New Zealand late on Thursday afternoon when the capricious Winston Peters snuffed out Bill Englishs chance of staying in office and ended three terms of reforming government.

English will be celebrated as much for his eight years as finance minister under John Key as his 10 months as prime minister. Key and English were described more than once as the quiet achievers. The governments they led as the bore-cons introduced reforms in tax and welfare while balancing the budget without fanfare or fuss.

Seldom has the demise of a New Zealand government caused such political shockwaves on this side of the Tasman. In a period of near-universal political volatility, it raises the dispiriting possibility that simply governing well may no longer be enough.

The Key and English legacy compares starkly with Australias record over the same period. In 2008, when the National Party came to power, New Zealand was 24th on the World Economic Forums Global Competitiveness Index, six places behind Australia. Since then the positions have been reversed. Today New Zealand is in 13th place on the index, eight positions ahead of Australia.
Its economy has grown by an average of 3.2 per cent since 2013 measured by GDP, partly driven by population growth and rebuilding after the Christchurch earthquake. Australia has ambled along at an average of 2.3 per cent.

New Zealanders are still poorer than Australians on average but they are catching up fast. Nine years ago GDP per capita in New Zealand was 30 per cent lower than in Australia, now the gap has narrowed to 19 per cent.

The relative change in economic fortunes has changed...

02:39

Saturday Blues Ma Rainey "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Opinions are divided as to whether Ma Rainey was the queen or Bessie Smith the empress. No question, both were superb. Juts listen to this video of Rainey, sublime.

 


02:34

Robert Johnson a documentary "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

An Australian doco, worth watching but some dubious commentaries


02:30

Comrade Cindy has put together a handy guide for the next three years "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The Facebook page Comrade Cindy Jacinda is back entertaining the proletariat on social media. Her latest post contains an instructive guide that explains the meanings of the colours of the different political party logos.

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02:00

Labours #chickban in full force "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Remember Labours Manban?    The commitment to have a 50/50 gender split.  Its not really working for them. Ardern has released a list of 16 Cabinet ministers and five ministers outside Cabinet, including all 12 MPs on its current front bench. Just seven of the 21 are women, six of whom are in Cabinet. That []

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01:30

We didnt do this "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

There has been a lot of blame being passed around and wailing and gnashing of teeth regarding the election result but consider for a moment that we didnt do this. Here is my analogy. The two largest parties are two gunslingers facing off in the main street. In the old days under FPP they would []

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00:30

The transgender dating pool is really shallow "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

There is a joke about bisexuals having twice the chances of a date on Friday night but transgenders have limited their dating pool considerably when you think about it. Gay men are unlikely to want to have sex with a woman who transitioned to a male body. Lesbian women are unlikely to want to have []

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Friday, 20 October

23:30

This is why the Act party are retards: People like Louis Houlbrooke "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Spare a thought for @Whaleoil, who spent 3yrs shilling for Winston, ended up helping elect a former International Socialist Youth president. Louis Houlbrooke (@louishoulbrooke) October 20, 2017 This single tweet shows the utter retardation of people associated with the Act party. Louis Houlbrooke is slamming me for supposedly shilling for Winston Peters.    He []

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23:30

LABOUR LEAKING LIKE A SIEVE ... ALREADY "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Word is that the Hon Ruth Dyson, 'pissed' off at her failure to be appointed to Cabinet, fronted her Comrade leader and demanded and got the Deputy Speaker nomination.

Hmmmmm ... a person with a conviction for fighting in a public place and self confessed ticket scalper as Speaker and a convicted drunk as Deputy Speaker.

So much raw talent in the Labour/NZF/Greens Government.

23:19

Lisa Owen interviews James Shaw The Nation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Lisa Owen interviews James Shaw. For once he seems quite rational, but some pointers to significant change in some areas not necessarily good for the economy.

More on this later.


23:02

Andrew Geddis looks at MMPs coming of age "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Andrew Geddis writes on what he sees as increased maturity of NZ politics at the Spinoff.

An article worth considering and reading in full.

Not sure that Adam is fully in agreement with the entire article, but some useful points.


23:00

NZ First, Labour and the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

I wasnt aware that the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis party was part of the new coalition. I dont recall anyone voting for them yet already we have been informed that there is to be a referendum on the legalisation of the personal use of cannabis. Voters indicated by voting for NZ First that they supported a referendum []

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22:51

Trump Toon "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Ann Telnaes Washington Post

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22:42

Ardern on The Nation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Lisa Owen interviewing Ardern on the Nation now. Full of platitudes and vacuous statements. More on this later, but frightening.

Minimum wage to be $16.50 as a first step. Look forward to rising unemployment.

Likely to see jerry built housing.


22:30

I got an e-mail from Mr Nobody yesterday "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

As I was walking up the stair I met a man who wasnt there. He wasnt there again today. I wish, I wish hed stay away. Hi Juana, Well weve arrived, a new government has been announced congratulations to our new Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The next relevant event will be what policy has []

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22:28

Free trade 2-way street "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Unfortunately the Labour led coalition does not seem to be in favour of free trade. Elements are xenophobic. Others are anti-farming. Virtually all seem to be against inward investment.This coupled with a disliking of business and likely spendthrift policies deos not bode well.

Homepaddock

Free trade is vital to New Zealand, Horticulture NZ Mike Chapman says.

New Zealand is a trading nation. We rely on export earnings from free trade for our financial prosperity. But free trade is a two way street the countries involved open up their borders to allow free movement of goods and services on an equal basis. This includes property ownership.

The pathway to premium export earnings is through innovation and having a point of difference. Access to the latest techniques and innovations is key to New Zealand remaining competitive and market leaders.

The truth here is that to do that, New Zealand needs strong links with the international science community, companies involved in innovation, market leaders and companies with scale and market penetration. Many of those international companies have operations based in New Zealand. Equally, New Zealand also has operations based in their home countries. That involves

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22:00

By-election Bingo: Speculation on National deserters has started "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

On Thursday both before Winston Peters announced a NZ First-Labour coalition and after, English said his continued role in the party was something to think about further down the track. But with a changing of the guard its likely English will call time on his political career after failing to get a coalition with Peters []

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21:00

How Labours lineup is coming together "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Ardern has signalled her interest in continuing the traditional role of the prime minister, overseeing intelligence and security, and she has a strong interest in the childrens portfolio and arts although on the campaign trail she mooted the need for associates in some of those areas to lighten the load. Grant Robertson as finance []

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20:30

That was then and this is now a bit of MMP coalition history "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Andy Fyers has put the recent allocation of cabinet seats into a historical context NZ First will take four seats out of 20 around the Cabinet table in the coalition deal with Labour, announced on Thursday. The agreement is supported by the Greens outside Cabinet. But how does it compare to previous coalitions in New []

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20:00

Whaleoil General Debate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Morning everyone, and welcome to Whaleoils daily General Debate post (another one called Backchat will start at 6pm). To participate youll need to register a free Disqus account. There are some rules, and if there is one thing about Whaleoil that you need to know is that these rules are dispassionately and strictly enforced.  (No []

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19:30

Face of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It turns out your pet knows exactly what theyre doing when they look longingly up at you. Thats according to new research out of the UK that found dogs use facial expressions to communicate with people. The research found dogs produce more facial movements in front of people. That includes raising their eyebrows or making []

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19:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is sapiosexual (noun) One who finds the contents of someone elses mind to be their most attractive attribute, above and before their physical characteristics. Source : Urban Dictionary Etymology : From the Latin root sapien, meaning wise. The term is now becoming mainstream with dating apps such as OkCupid and []

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19:00

Daily Proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 21 15 Justice is a joy to the godly, but it terrifies evildoers.

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12:57

Midnight Movie Stand In "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Leslie Howard, Joan Blondel, Bogart


10:00

Friday nightCap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Hard to understand how anyone gets out of that alive.  At all.

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07:00

Whaleoil Backchat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. You dont have to stay on topic in these posts like you do in all others. Feel free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. If you havent tried it before, signing up for a Disqus account is free, quick, and it is easy. New []

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06:30

If last night was day one of the government then we are all in trouble "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Mike Hosking continues Winston Peters opens with a dissertation on how the world is coming to an end, and it wont be the new governments fault. Then he picks Labour, who didnt know, and in the line of the night Jacinda Ardern tells us, when she finally turns up, how she enjoyed the theatre of []

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06:00

Charter schools success at risk now with new government "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

CREDOs study concluded that charter schools have a positive and statistically significant impact in both reading and math for poverty, special education, and minority students. We at Whaleoil have known that for years and have reported on their success and now I wonder how our new government is going to treat our current, wildly successful []

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05:30

The hilarious politically correct move by Playboy magazine that will seal its fate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

If you are a red blooded male you are not allowed to only be attracted to biological women these days. Nope, if you do not find transgenders attractive you are a bigot according to a number of transgender activists. Playboy magazine must share this belief as incredibly their first issue after the death of Hugh []

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05:00

Goff has a tight grip, he doesnt want to jizz his pants just yet "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Phil Goff is trying his best not to wet his knickers that Labour have bribed themselves into a coalition of losers. He is cautiously optimistic that he can get the government to pay for all his toys. Auckland Mayor and former Labour leader Phil Goff has congratulated Jacinda Ardern on becoming Prime Minister, saying she []

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04:30

A Leader with Principles "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Guest Post: By now you will have heard the news A bombshell somewhat unexpected WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT? A party with the most elected members and list votes unable to govern. English has just escalated in my opinion to being a Leader with PRINCIPLES and honesty to stand away from a Tangiwai sized trainwreck in []

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04:00

Mental Health Break "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Bloomberg Young Pioneers Boyan Slat from Mustache on Vimeo.

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03:30

One of these things is just like the other isnt it? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A teenager who planned and videotaped his friends awesome suicide is now facing a murder trial. The outrage about what he did brings to the surface all the similarities between what is legally allowed to happen in countries that allow euthanasia and what he did. The questions have to be asked. If it is wrong []

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03:02

Racial populism and the 2017 New Zealand General Election "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

winston peters immigration

By Ani White.

Its understandable that many leftists are celebrating. After 9 years of Tory brutality, a change of government can feel like a breath of fresh air. However, the morning after the celebrations, we must take stock and critically evaluate the makeup of the next government, so we know what battles await us in the coming years.

Its unfortunate that the next Labour government will feature Winston Peters in such a prominent role. Anecdotally, some claim that Winstons anti-immigrant scapegoating is a thing of the past. However, simply searching Winston Peters twitter page for the keyword immigration reveals a long series of negative tweets (see picture). When the New Zealand Herald published an article saying that Asian immigration numbers have been overstated, Peters responded by pointing out the Asian heritage of the journalists. Reducing immigration was a bottom line in his post-election negotiations. Perhaps Peters attacks on migrants are no longer noticed because they are so predictable.

Others who admit Peters racism argue that compromise is necessary for the parliamentary left, with Winston holding the cards. It would be easier to sympathise with this dilemma if anti-migrant populism wasnt...

03:00

02:30

First Jacindamania, and then at 4pm yesterday, Billinsania "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Jo Moir summarises 3 months of mayhem July 16 This was where it all began, the day then-Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei confessed to a room full of supporters and journalists that she had committed benefit fraud while a young mum at university. Jaws dropped, breaking news alerts went crazy and ultimately Turei kicked off []

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02:00

And the Headline of the year goes to The Independent "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

When I saw the headline I was gobsmacked. How the teachings of Islam could help us prevent more sexual abuse scandals. I wondered if the Independent had completely departed from reality but then (before I read the actual article) I decided that they must have been looking at it from a different angle.  They must []

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01:59

Not a bad prediction "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

I wrote this on September 25.  My "checks" are in Red.

The country will be shocked when Winston abandons implicit protocol and forms a government with Labour.

He'll do that ostensibly for these reasons I think, none of which is to do with policy as Winston couldn't give a flying monkeys about policy.

  1. Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson et al are *so* desperate for power they'll fold much more easily than English/Joyce et al.  Mallard will ensure it so as to become speaker.  Check.
  2. Winston knows he will be able to walk all over Jacinda and Robertson and run rings around them in government - he's too crafty for them.  But this absolutely won't apply for English and his team.  Check.
  3. Winston's policy platform is very left and interventionist and matches nicely with Labour's.  Check.
  4. National has baggage after 9 years, even if their result on Saturday was astounding.  For example, if there is possibly stuff to come on Oravida's involvement with the damaged pipeline; and Jian Yang's problems with his "false" declarations (mind you, Raymond Huo doesn't look squeaky clean either), that will hurt the government and Winston won't want to be tainted by that.  On the other had, Labour comes with essentially "clean" hands.  Missed that one perhaps.
  5. Winston and the Nats don't see eye-to-eye.  They beat him in Tauranga; they've now just beaten him in Northland; they teamed up with Rodney Hide to kick him into touch in 2008.  Labour, on the other hand, has no such issues.  Check (I think).  
Forget what you read in the papers from Shaw and others, like Shaw won't accept second best etc etc.  The Greens will be in government, and have a couple of ministers outside cabinet (so Winston doesn't need to involve them) and he'll give them some candy like healthy homes and some other mush to keep them pleased.  Double-check.

The players in this will be Mallard, Annette King and Helen Clark.  Clark knows Winston better than others and will be in Jacinda's ear daily.  Unsure, but likely a check.

National should get ready for opposition.  Check.

01:51

Former FEC Chair Calls For Crackdown on Internet Disinformation In Major Threat To Free Speech "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

This is a very disturbing post which reveals how far we have come in reducing free speech. God forbid this should come to pass, but in many ways it seems to have happened anyway

JONATHAN TURLEY

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01:30

Bill English Leader of the Opposition. For now "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It wasnt all about him.  He had a lot of other people to look after. Three weeks after he led National to a strong election result Bill English will take his party on the hard road back to Opposition after NZ First and its leader Winston Peters cast their decision in favour of a Labour-led []

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01:29

RNZ runs an incredibly biased article "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Not surprised but this is a blatant puff piece for the new coalition.

RNZ did a good job in the campaign with Guyon Espiner and Susie Ferguson both conducting excellent interviews.

Then they run this rubbish.


01:19

Groucho Marx on coalition formation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Groucho Marx had a marvellously acerbic wit, this quote is especially apt:-

Those are my principles, and if you dont like them well, I have others.


01:00

Photo of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Jesus Jesus and Jesus The three Christs of Ypsilanti In 1959 psychologist Milton Rokeach brought three psychiatric patients who each thought they were Jesus Christ to live together for two years at Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan. His aim was to see if this unusual set-up would alter their delusions. It didnt. I really had []

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00:30

She says shes happy. I bet she is. Pity it wont last "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Jacinda Ardern opened her first press conference as NZs Prime Minister-elect by acknowledging her predecessor in the role, National leader Bill English. I want to thank Bill English for the role he has played in this campaign but also as prime minister and as serving in the past as NZs finance minister, she said. Mr []

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Thursday, 19 October

23:30

Did two Nat back benchers screw it all up yesterday? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Yesterday all National party MPs were called down for a caucus meeting. A board meeting was set up via conference call after that. National was, for all intents and purposes, expecting to remain in government. So what went wrong?   Well, as best as I can ascertain two National party backbench MPs with pretensions and []

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23:00

New PM in with a nod and a wink "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Comrade Cindy is on track to be our New PM. Now we just have to wait for the Green Party to rubberstamp it. New Zealand now has a style over substance PM just like Canadas Trudeau. She certainly will look good in photos but her inadvertent twitch which looks awfully like a wink could cause []

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22:30

When the tables get turned "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Guest Post For months the half crazed American media, the Democrats, the Clintons and an assorted bunch of leftie nutters have been desperately trying to pin something on President Donald Trump and his family that links them to the Russians.  The accusations have been plentiful, often bizarre and backed by the flimsiest and most tenuous []

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22:15

Whaleoil Women *ONLY R18 NSFW "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

We Whaleoil women make up slightly less than 20% of the Whaleoil readership but that doesnt mean that Whaleoil has forgotten that you have needs too. My last subscription post was designed to entertain the male of the species but this one is just for you ladies. It contains eye candy but as we are []

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22:00

Should we reform MMP? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Loads of people will now be calling for a reform of MMP, especially after a government was formed with a coalition of losers. I campaigned twice for FPP, so you would think that I would now be in favour of reforming MMP. I am not.    That boat has sailed, and we wont ever get []

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21:54

QUESTION OF THE DAY "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

In recognition of Cam Slater's year long 'poodle faking' in support of Winston First and his repeated attacks on PM English and a number of other National Party ministers should not Whale Oil be better placed in 'Blog Roll Left' alongside 'No Right Turn' and 'The Daily Blog' el al.

Just askin?

21:30

Did Whaleoil get it wrong? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

by Pete I felt a little gutted last night, to be honest.  I know we were heading for a NZ First / National government in some fashion.  The only thing that could get in the way was if National stuffed up the negotiations.   In the end, it comes down to who wants it more. There []

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