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Labour celebrates their first government 80 years ago – has one more party on the political Titanic

This weekend Labour celebrates the first time they formed a government 80 years ago. It is nearly their 100th birthday as well and there isn’t that much to celebrate.

A dinner to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the election of the first ever Labour Government will bring together a potentially explosive mix of people as some of the Rogernomes return to their original home for some reminiscing.

The dinner at Parliament is organised by current MP Stuart Nash, the grandson of the Prime Minister in the Second Labour Government: Sir Walter Nash.

It is to mark the anniversary of the election of the first Labour Government in 1935, under then Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage.

The 100 guests attending include Sir Roger Douglas, the architect of the Rogernomics reforms who later founded the Act Party, and Michael Bassett, another backer of those reforms and minister of the fourth Labour Government. Sir Roger’s nemesis Jim Anderton was unable to attend.   Read more »

Oh look, Kelvin and Andy’s crim friends have started their crime spree

Labour has cuddled the criminals being biffed out of Australia. We’ve been told they aren’t naughty boys, they are just a bit mis-understood.

Labour and their Green pals staged a walk out pretending offence when John key told them all they were crim cuddlers.

And now their crim cuddling can be sheeted home to them by explaining what we are to do with this scumbag who is fresh off the plane from Australia and straight into the crime spree.

A man deported from Australia this month has been arrested after a burglary in Hamilton.

The police said in a statement the 25-year-old was arrested shortly before midday today.

They were unable to give more details as the case was before the courts.    Read more »

Andrew Little will be face-palming after Daesh threatens NZ

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What? They’ve threatened us? But, but I said there was no threat…

Just the other day Andrew Little was claiming that John Key was scaremongering over terrorists’ threats for NZ.

Fairfax reported at the time:

The Prime Minister is “scaremongering” with details of threatening Kiwis wanting to commit a terrorist attack in New Zealand, says Opposition leader Andrew Little.

John Key spoke on Tuesday of several New Zealanders under 24-hour surveillance with links to Islamic State, who want to commit a terrorist attack on Kiwis.

About 40 people are being monitored in New Zealand for their ties to Isis but the most threatening are under constant watch, which means they’re unlikely to be able to get anywhere near executing a terrorist attack, said Key.

“There’s no question about what their motivations are and that’s the tragedy of the Isis story is that you get some very dysfunctional people, for want of a better term, who want to associate themselves with Isis,” he told Radio NZ.    Read more »


Another 11 of Labour’s closest crim friends have arrived from Australia

Some of Labour’s closet criminal friends have returned home.

That’s 11 more votes from the missing million for them.

Another 11 deportees from Australia’s Christmas Island have arrived at Auckland Airport.

They were being met this afternoon by police and Corrections staff, a police spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said the men would go through the same process as the 12 deportees who arrived last week, under Australia’s new law on deporting non-citizens with certain criminal convictions.   Read more »

Seriously breathtaking: Media Party boost Little’s profile with overseas criminals

Are we seriously going to believe that a shoplifting conviction has this guy in prison?

In order to be eligible for deportation you have to have served at least a year in jail. When was the last time someone served a year in jail for shoplifting?

Oh well, he is thankful that Labour and Andrew Little cares about him.

One of the more than 60 New Zealanders held in a Sydney detention centre says he appreciated a visit by Labour leader Andrew Little.

Blair Rodger, 44, moved to Australia from the North Shore about 30 years ago, and has spent five months in Villawood Immigration Detention Centre.

“I appreciated someone giving a damn,” he said of Mr Little’s visit today with MP Phil Goff.

Mr Rodger said he ended up at Villawood Immigration Detention Centre after serving six months in prison on low level cannabis charges.

He has an Australian wife and two teenage daughters, and ran a successful restaurant.

Once his sentence was complete, an historic shoplifting conviction saw him held for deportation, and he has been languishing at Villawood while appealing the deportation.

His business has collapsed, meaning his wife has had to take a benefit, and his eldest daughters’ grades are suffering.

“It’s been a heart strain on everyone,” Mr Rodger, who speaks with an Australian accent, told the Herald.

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Here’s a surprise: Aussies ignore the Andy and Phil grandstanding show

Andrew Little and Phil Goff have trotted off to Australia to kick sand in their faces and tell them how to run their own country.

Unfortunately for them the Aussies are having none of it.

Australia won’t budge on deportations and shows little appetite to examine support for Kiwi expats – but Labour senses softer ground among politicians from both major parties.

Labour leader Andrew Little and MP Phil Goff have completed a day of lobbying in Canberra after meeting Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton and Opposition leader Bill Shorten.

They received little encouragement from Mr Dutton, except for a promise to look at any individual deportation cases raised by Labour.    Read more »

Comment of the Day

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We’re winning I tell you, we’re winning

From George, of course:

A message to Andrew Little:

Whoever is advising you is either incompetent or set on sabotaging your career. You are conducting yourself with zero dignity.

I would have thought as leader of a major party the first priority would be engaging with those who could make you Prime Minister.

Here are a few hints:

  1. Most people respond to positivity.
  2. Most people respond to humour.
  3. Most people respond to enthusiasm.
  4. Most people respond to constructive criticism with logical evidence.
  5. Most people respond to a vision that recognises today’s world.
  6. Most people don’t belong to or like unions.   Read more »

Move over Annette, Little wants your seat

How unsubtle. I feel sorry for my good friend Annette King. I might send her some more flowers.

Andrew Little has basically told her to shove off, or at the very least let the cat out of the bag of her retirement.

Labour leader Andrew Little won’t run in Mt Roskill if MP Phil Goff is successful in his bid for Auckland Mayor, but Rongotai is in his sights.

Little has ruled out running in the long-held Auckland Labour seat saying, “there is a depth of talent out there already”.

Goff announced on Sunday that he would run for the super-city mayoralty next year and would stay on as Mt Roskill MP through to the election.

He would, however, relinquish his Auckland issues portfolio to avoid confusion as to whether he was attending events as an MP or with his mayoral candidate hat on.

When asked if Auckland Central’s Jacinda Ardern was an obvious replacement for the Auckland portfolio, Little said there were a number of Auckland MPs who are “potential candidates for that”.

Little will make his reshuffle announcements in the next week after holding off doing so until Goff had made a decision about the mayoralty race.    Read more »

Labour’s reshuffle kerfuffle

Richard Harman got sold down the river overnight as poisoned intel was used to out one of his leakers.


But that doesn’t make his article redundant.  It still stands, albeit the timing of the shuffle is different.

Labour is plainly sensitive to charges that Phil Goff is double dipping as an MP and now confirmed Auckland Mayoral candidate.

Leader Andrew Little has said Mr Goff will now no longer be spokesman on Auckland issues.

Any other changes to his spokesmanships will come tomorrow when Mr Little announces his reshuffle of Labour’s Caucus spokespeople.

The interesting question:  who will replace Goff?   Read more »

Labour going into battle for Australian-based Kiwis. Is this their missing million?

Labour is seeking the missing million still, so they have toddled off to Australia to extend their criminal, rapist and murderer hugging to those who bailed out on NZ.

There’s little remaining sentiment that Kiwis in Australia are bludgers – and their rights must be restored, Labour says.

Phil Goff was foreign minister when Australia slashed Kiwi arrivals’ rights in 2001 and will travel to Canberra to lobby on the issue on Wednesday.

Mr Goff, who today announced his bid for Auckland’s mayoralty, will be joined on Australian trip by Labour leader Andrew Little.

They will also travel to Sydney and visit the Villawood Immigration Detention Centre, to talk to New Zealanders detained under toughened immigration laws.

Mr Goff said the detention issue had made headlines, but the current rules affecting hundreds of thousands of law-abiding Kiwis in Australia were “patently unjust”.

“One case referred to me, a man had a brain tumour, then was not entitled to a sickness benefit. He got health treatment, because that is reciprocal, but…he actually wasn’t in a position to travel back to New Zealand because of his sickness.”

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