Random Impertinent Questions for Phil Goff

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While the “independent” candidate for Auckland’s mayoralty is busily having the Labour party deliver his leaflets and campaign with him I thought it might be timely to ask Phil Goff a number of impertinent questions.

When Richard Prebble left the leadership of the Act party in 2004 it seems there was a mad scramble to find a replacement.

A very well connected messenger was dispatched to Wellington to meet with a certain Labour party MP to consider taking over the leadership of the Act party.

So it seems there are some questions that need asking.  Read more »

UK Labour are doomed. Doooooooomed

Corbyn has been returned with an increased mandate

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Who am I?

Guess who the mystery person using the 3 clues. Include in your comments how the clues relate to the mystery person

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Chris Darby is one of Len’s “Terrible Ten”

Guess what he is campaigning on?

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is surprised at the hypocrisy of Councillor Chris Darby’s election signs stating that he will ‘Rein in Rates’, and is calling on Aucklanders to think carefully about what their incumbent Councillors have voted for in the past when deciding on who to vote for this election.

Spokesperson for the Ratepayers’ Alliance, Jo Holmes says:

“Chris Darby was one of the members of the “Terrible Ten” who voted for Len Brown’s 9.9% rates hike. It smacks of hypocrisy that that he is campaigning on a slogan to ‘Rein in Rates’.”

“The public have had enough of the sort of wishy-washy, swinging in the wind decision making of many of our incumbent Councillors. Many of them have failed in their role to provide strong governance, and as a result, the bureaucrats of Auckland Council have consistently seized opportunities to run their own agenda, and pay little heed to the concerns of everyday Aucklanders.” Read more »

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Questions for the Nelson Mail

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The Nelson Mail appears to be the public outreach for Mayoral Candidate Pete Rainey. Instead of asking him the tough questions that need answering they talk about dirty politics.

Instead of asking the tough questions of Pete Rainey they try to make out he is an absolute angel who is being subjected to an unfair attack. The problem with this narrative is that Rainey has not answered important questions about a variety of issues, and it makes everyone wonder if the Mail should be renamed “ Pete’s Pravda”. Read more »

Never make a promise you can’t keep

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Prime Minister John Key says he has no intention of pulling out of the job early if his National Party wins a fourth term.

But he’s stopped short of being definitive and is keen to point out the party has to actually win it first. Read more »

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The word for today is…

overweening (adj) – 1. Presumptuously arrogant; overbearing.
2. Excessive; immoderate.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Mid-14th century, from present participle of verb overwenen “be conceited, presume, be presumptuous, be over-confident,” from Old English oferwenian “to be proud, become insolent or presumptuous”.

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4Through knowledge its rooms are filled with all sorts of precious riches and valuables.