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A British election candidate once changed his name to ‘None of the Above’. (source)
I found this way funnier than I ought to.
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Audrey Young professed that she felt embarrassed by the Prime Minister, when she really should be embarrassed by working for the NZ Herald.
John Armstrong has also provided some more embarrassment for Audrey Young, he has declared that ponytail-gate is over.
Anyone under the impression that John Key had it coming to him in Parliament yesterday – and deservedly so – must be sorely disappointed by what happened. Or rather did not happen.
Those angered by the Prime Minister’s pestering of Auckland waitress Amanda Bailey may well feel they have been short-changed by Opposition parties who yesterday opted not to stretch Key on the parliamentary rack in what was the first opportunity since his return from overseas.
It is not uncommon for predictions that some trouble-struck minister or MP is going to suffer the latter-day equivalent of being hung, drawn and quartered once his or her problem hits the parliamentary fan to turn out to be totally misplaced. All the ingredients for a major stoush may be present, only for things to fall flat in the House.
That was the case yesterday. But it was no accident. The Opposition parties seemed to be going through the motions – when they could be bothered to put any kind of heat on the Prime Minister which, at most, was only lukewarm.
Kim Dotcom’s new incarnation of Megaupload has had its backdoor listing spiked.
A deal for an NZX listing for Mega, the cloud-based file storage and encryption firm launched by internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom in 2013 to replace his Megaupload empire, has fallen through because of delays in gaining approval from the listed shell company TRS Investments.
Auckland-based TRS, controlled by interests associated with Australian investor Paul Choiselat, has repeatedly extended its deadline for the Mega deal, with the latest deadline for shareholder approval set at May 29.
“It has become evident that this condition will not be satisfied within this time frame,” TRS said in a statement.
“TRS has been advised overnight by Mega that the shareholders of Mega will not agree to an extension of the conditional date.” Â Read more »
The Labour Party are dead set useless and concentrate on all the wrong things.
They have badgered the PM for being a dork and pulling a waitresses hair, and badgered so much that the voting public think that Key has been victimised because Labour have gone over the top on it.
They have been calling for a Minister to step down because something that his adult brother did, as if the minister had any control over his sibling. The public are again struggling to work out what Labour is on about for the simple reason that they know that if one of their family members did something dodgy that they had no control over they would hate to be held to account. Â Read more »