Darien Fenton

The Nation asks if Talleys is a good corporate citizen but uses a man who threatens violence and rape as their front man

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The Nation on TV3 did a hit job on Talleys yesterday and replayed it again this morning.

They presented a worker called Phillip Reweti Bear, He is also standing for the Wanganui Council.

We have covered this ratbag before and his behaviour. Where he threatened Paula Bennett with rape and violence.

So yesterday morning we had The Nation asking AFFCO and Talleys are good corporate citizens?

Well what about the guy they were promoting, is he a good citizen? He’s still at the threats of violence, here is a recent outburst:

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Who Should Replace Tim Barnett?

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The departure of Tim Barnett from the Labour General Secretary position has caused some concern within Labour. Experienced backroom people and MPs I have talked to are terrified that the Labour Party will choose the most useless possible General Secretary, probably from the union movement.

Word in Labour circles are that the CTU’s gift to the Labour Party, Carol Beaumont, has been working her networks to try to get Tim’s old job. One back room operator said “Jesus Cam she was useless as an MP, she never achieved a single thing, never raised a cent from donors and never got close to winning a seat that should have been Labour’s. The only person worse for the role than Carol is her horrible husband.”    Read more »

Why do the unions hold sway over Labour? Ctd

In previous posts we have examined how much money the unions give to the Labour Party, which is the terribly small amount of $694,700 since 1996, and which unionists have won National held seats for Labour in the last twenty years (only one, Mark Gosche).

If the union movement actually helped Labour they would be expected to fund Labour, or to provide vote winning candidates to run for Labour and win seats from National.

The leading unionists to run for Labour since 1999 are Darien Fenton, Carol Beaumont, Sue Moroney, Iain Lees-Galloway and Andrew Little.

Darien Fenton was list only in 2005, and ran in Helensville in 2008. She was list only in 2011 and retired in 2014.

Carol Beaumont, the woman so useless the union movement wouldn’t take her back from Labour when they offered her, ran in Maungakiekie in 2008, 2011, & 2014. She lost each time to Sam Lotu-Iiga, and increased his majority from 1942 in 2008 to 3021 in 2011. Labour thought they had stitched up Lotu-Iiga with boundary changes before the 2014 election, nominally increasing the Labour vote by 5000, and Beaumont still managed to lose by 2,348.   Read more »

The Prince of Bel-Air

We met his princeness yesterday on the front page of a Fairfax paper complaining about how hard he has it getting by.  Of course, as per our usual Pimp the Poor investigations, he was putting it all on.

Worse, he was a ringer for the unions.   Any remorse?  Any explanation?  Nope, here is the Prince last night:

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He’s still pushing his article, even thought we all know he isn’t even on minimum wage.   As for working like an animal, I have never had seven weeks off in a row, let alone on holiday in another country like his princeness.   Read more »

Jonah Lomu backs John Key

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No sooner did he Tweet his support and admiration for John Key, and Jonah started to discover the nasty side of the left.  The feral lot that see him as a class traitor for daring to show his support for the National Party.

But the truth is, Labour are losing their traditional support in the Pacific Island community in spades.   In fact, National is getting so much Pasifika love, they are launching their election campaign in South Auckland.

It is a particularly nasty side of our national psyche that makes us turn on our public figures with such unbridled hatred simply because they see one political party’s ideas better than those of others.

We saw the same thing happen when Darrien Fenton laid into national treasure The Mad Butcher and called for (where have we seen this before?) people to stop frequenting his stores.  She did withdraw and apologise, but it is the same knee jerk reaction the left seem to display:  over the top viciousness and attacking the financial position of the person they don’t share the same ideas with.

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Today’s valedictory speeches starting at 4:15pm

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The first will be totally missable, but the last three will probably be worth your time.  Yes, even Darien.

Watch them on-line, here

Fenton wrong on contract labour

Darien Fenton has gone out to the media attacking modern work practices:

Employers are increasingly using temporary or contract staff in place of permanent positions, according to a new report.

Labour says that’s bad news because the workers have no rights and no defence against arbitrary dismissal.

MP Darien Fenton is citing a report by recruitment agency Hays which says 64 per cent of employers now use temporary or contract staff.

And 18 per cent say they intend increasing their use of those staff.

“Contractors have no employment rights at all, including no minimum wage, no holidays and no rights to protection against unfair dismissal,” Ms Fenton said.

“At its worst, temporary workers are used to replace good, well-paying jobs with agencies who employ workers on minimum wage to do essentially the same work as those they work alongside.”

Ms Fenton says even more disturbing is that some employers admitted using temporary and contract work as a means to assess ongoing employment.

“The 90-day trial period was supposed to provide a way for evaluating suitability of employment, yet employers are continuing to dream up new devices to avoid the obligations of employment law and put the risk back on workers,” she said. Read more »

Fenton given the arse card, who else is next?

 

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Darien Fenton, the face of Labour’s future and one of Cunliffe’s rising stars, was given the boot today.

Labour list MP Darien Fenton has announced she will retire from national politics after nine years in Parliament.

The staunch unionist announced this morning that she would not seek re-election in September.

“I came to Parliament with one aim, and that was to help make a better life for the low-income service workers I have worked with over many years,” she said.    Read more »

The coming knife fight for the Labour List

Labour’s list ranking is going to be about as much fun as watching Christians being fed to Lions as Labour MPs work out that there aren’t going to be a lot of list MPs after the election.

Labour’s poor polling means that there aren’t likely to be any new Labour List MPs, but in a strange twist of fate Labour look like picking up a good number of electorates. The Maori seats look good for Labour. Kelvin Davis is in with a good chance against Hone Harawira.

The new seat of Kelston is a lock for Labour. Sharples and Turia leave big gaps that Labour will likely fill. Flavell will probably hold but a three way fight with the Mana Party may see the Labour candidate win.   Read more »

The nasty party makes a return and once again it is Darien in the thick of it

I wonder when MPs will learn that Twitter is not their friend.

Last election it was Trevor Mallard leading the Nasty party, ably assisted by Darien Fenton who set about insulting the Mad Butcher via Twitter.

Now Darien Fenton is back at it.

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