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Our closest allies are refusing to back the Paris agreement, angering the Palestinians

PLO Executive Committee Secretary-General Saeb Erekat on Tuesday slammed the UK and Australia for their refusal to support a declaration that emerged earlier in the week from an international conference on Middle East peace in Paris.

“We regret and denounce the reservations made by the United Kingdom and Australia to the final statement of the Paris Peace Conference,” he said in a statement.

Erekat stated that the peace declaration “emphasized the commitment of the international community to the two-state solution and to end Israel’s occupation of Palestine.” Read more »

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Businessman Sir Bob Jones has labelled homeless people a disgrace to society and says they are mostly fat and Maori.

The shocking comments come after a west Auckland beggar claimed he made $150 a day and a “begging syndicate” aggressively targeted shoppers.

Sir Bob Jones, property investor and former politician, said it was unbelievable that begging was allowed in New Zealand today. Read more »

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Compare and contrast.

John Key would just go places and trade deals would rain from the sky. Read more »

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Labour have selected someone to run for parliament on Auckland’s North Shore.

Have a guess.  Union man?  Academic?  Or something else?

Romy Udanga, who was born in the Philippines and migrated to New Zealand in 2007, has worked as a university lecturer, a training officer with ASEAN and an editor with various publications. Read more »

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The way the public responded to the NZ Herald warmed the cockles of my heart:   Read more »

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Jacinda Ardern will be Labour’s candidate in the Mt Albert by-election.

Nominations for Labour closed [last night] and Ardern is the sole nomination, Labour general secretary Andrew Kirton said.

National is not standing a candidate in the February 25 by-election, which is being held after David Shearer quit Parliament to head the UN mission in South Sudan.

The Green Party will stand a candidate and that is highly likely to be MP Julie Anne Genter, who is her party’s transport, health and Auckland issues spokeswoman.

Ardern told the Herald she was excited about the chance to focus on policy in the by-election, which would “be very positive”.

One step closer to being a prime minister.  At least she’ll have a safe electorate seat, which is more than Andrew Little can say.

And standing unopposed?  Well… who would have guessed no other Labour people wanted the seat?  That’s “union democracy” for you.


– NZ Herald

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The man in the photo, James Delingpole writes:

Meet Dr Phil Williamson: climate ‘scientist’; Breitbart-hater; sorely in need of a family size tube of Anusol to soothe the pain after his second failed attempt to close down free speech by trying to use press regulation laws to silence your humble correspondent.

Williamson – who is attached to the University of East Anglia, home of the Climategate emails – got very upset about some articles I’d written for Breitbart and the Spectator pouring scorn on his junk-scientific field, Ocean Acidification.

In my view Ocean Acidification is little more than a money-making scam for grant-troughing scientists who couldn’t find anything more productive to do with their semi-worthless environmental science degrees. The evidence that Ocean Acidification represents any kind of threat is threadbare – and getting flimsier by the day.

But if, like Williamson, you are being paid large sums of money to conduct a research programme into Ocean Acidification, you’ll obviously want to defend your mink-lined, gold-plated carriage on the climate change gravy train.

This blog also calls out politicians, businessmen and “scientists” for their BS.  And what happened to Dellingpole has – and is – happening to Whaleoil too.   Read more »

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Millionaire economist Gareth Morgan is fast-tracking the registration of his new political party, saying he wants to prepare for a possible early election.

Morgan launched The Opportunities Party (Top) last November, saying he wanted to “light a fuse” under Parliament and break the stranglehold that career politicians had on the country. Read more »

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via righttolife.co.nz

United Future leader Peter Dunne has poured cold water on speculation he could retire from politics – confirming he plans to contest this year’s election. Read more »