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Labour and Labour. Compare and contrast

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Ignore the frenetic media noise around party conferences and its obvious that the fundamentals haven’t changed: Labour is still likely to be the largest party or have a slim majority after the next election. But this episode is a good illustration of how the Labour leadership keep misunderstanding their intended audiences.

The Labour party leadership broadly face two problems: 1) people don’t understand what Ed Miliband stands for and seem hesitant to place their faith in him; 2) more Britons trust the economic competency of the Conservatives than Labour. In both cases the leadership has misunderstood the nature of the problem and reacted predictably. Read more »

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Moira Coatsworth

Moira Coatsworth

Moira is trying to whip Labour Party members into shape. Apparently they have been playing dirty politics with each other and that is not OK.
Dirty Politics is only OK if it is used against nasty Bloggers like Cameron Slater and that horrible John Key who all those stupid sheep voted for last month. Labour needs to be on message and well disciplined and er united.

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Does Phil Goff have the Hamas Interior Ministry on speed dial?

Flabbergasting is the best way to describe Phil Goff’s latest statement on facebook after he opened his cranium and spilled its rotten contents all over social media. The self styled diplomat of Foreign Affairs  Middle East Hamas Interior Ministry spokesman of New Zealand  made a statement with an obvious anti Israeli slant that was riddled with inaccuracies and misinformation. The obvious ignorance of human rights abuses by Palestinians Gaza Arabs themselves is astounding, and is a continuation of the mindless repeating of people who read the *NEWS*.

 PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT YASSER ARAFAT WALKS WITH THE NEW ZEALAND FOREIGN MINISTER PHIL GOFF AT HIS OFFICE IN THE WEST BANK CITY OF RAMALLAH

Goff’s goofy statement is not something I can let by without it being addressed, and for a Labour politician to take on the stance of such commentary around the conflict is idiotic, there goes the Israeli/Jewish vote for this election. Congratulations.

The following is the statement of Yasser Arafat’s hand in hand partner on facebook taken to pieces to reveal the shrouded bias: Read more »

Waving the White Flag

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David Cunliffe and Martyn Bradbury are running scared. Read more »

If Labour are going to run a POSITIVE campaign, what will they do with Trevor?

Labour’s big message today has been that they are going to be Positive about everything.

Not a nasty word will be spoken, no smears, no Gotcha politics.  Just good old fashioned positivity!

Question is… can Trevor manage for 2 months?

Miliband suffering the same malaise besetting Cunliffe

Ed Miliband is an ordinary leader heading up an ordinary party beholden to factions and union cash. David Cunliffe is in the same boat and theya re facing the exact same issues.

Like Miliband, Cunliffe is being ‘gamed out’:

Ed Miliband has failed to “reconcile” the “different camps” at the top of the Labour party which are undermining the party’s prospects, one of the party’s senior figures has privately warned.

In a leaked recording passed to The Telegraph, Jon Cruddas, the Labour leader’s policy adviser, said “a lot of things haven’t really been reconciled” and also warned that Mr Miliband was being “gamed out” on a weekly basis.

The recording, said to have been made at last week’s Fabian conference is the second such warning to have been privately sounded by Mr Cruddas in recent weeks.

Last month, he criticised “the dead hand” of the Labour leader’s office on policy development.    Read more »

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Damien O'Connor Meme

Damien O’Connor Meme

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A plan so cunning you could put a feather on it and call it a Moa.

A plan so cunning you could put a feather on it and call it a Moa.

Thanks to Trevor Mallard the era of  reconstructing new life from recovered DNA is upon us. No longer is it in the realms of Science fiction to bring Dinosaurs back. He wants the Moa brought back but why stop there?

Think of the possibilities Trev.

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Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson can’t remember not being famous

The 28-year-old actor said: “I had a bit of a struggle at first because my life really contracted and I couldn’t do a lot of the stuff I used to be able to do. But once I got through that a year or two ago I just accepted my life is something else and now I can’t really remember what it was like before, so it’s much easier to deal with.”

– BANG Showbiz

 

I don't remember

David Cunliffe

David Cunliffe just can’t remember.

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John Campbell is face of the day for actually sticking it to David Cunliffe on Campbell Live last night.

John Campbell

John Campbell

After his appalling cuddle fest with Len Brown my hopes were not high. Len Brown practically was offered a hanky by Campbell who was oozing sympathy for the Mayor who had sex with his mistress ( who he provided a reference for ) on council time, in council rooms and on a council funded phone. He spoke to him in a soft, gentle voice and at no time pushed him hard for answers.

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