Are the media willfully blind? Â (Yes)
Are the media willfully blind? Â (Yes)
David Cunliffe says that his anti-semitic nasty Rangitata candidate Steve Gibson is on his last chance.
Labour Party leader David Cunliffe says the party’s Rangitata candidate Steve Gibson is “on a last chance” for insults directed at Prime Minister John Key.
Gibson has apologised for comparing Prime Minister John Key to Jewish Shakespearean villain Shylock in a public Facebook comment.
Gibson said he apologised unreservedly for calling called Key “Shonky Jonkey Shylock”. Gibson also described Key as “a nasty little creep with a nasty evil and vindictive sneer”.
Gibson today said he was “unaware of the connotations” of referring to Key as Shakespeare’s greedy, money-lending Jewish character. Â Â Read more »
Oh look! Â Legal eagle, trust specialist Greg Presland and the brains behind David Cunliffe was at it a few weeks ago, but look at Steve Gibson, calling John Key “Shylock”.
Of course, none of the Anti-semitism that is coming John Key’s way has gotÂ anything do do with party officials. Â I mean, Greg Presland jumped straight on top of that and said “Eh, we don’t do that sort of thing here.”
Who is Steve Gibson? Read more »
My good friend Scott Simpson, my longest standing friend in caucus, appears to have shared his dark arts skills with Michael Woodhouse.
National MP Michael Woodhouse slams the defacing of electoral billboards as “a thuggish and ignorant act of vandalism”, as opponents boast online about other signs to tag.Â Read more »
David Cunliffe made a sledge pledge in line with his party’s “Vote Positive” slogan.
The Sledge Pledge has been ignored, in what can only be a slight against David Cunliffe’s leadership.
Yesterday it was Grant Robertson getting nasty on John Key.
â€” Grant Robertson (@grantrobertson1) July 6, 2014
And today it is Clare Curran proving Labour remains the Nasty Party.
It seems Labour leader David Cunliffe’s “sledge pledge”, in which he promised a “positive” election campaign, hasn’t got through to Dunedin South MP Clare Curran.
Curran has branded rival MPsÂ nasty, homophobic and foul-mouthedÂ in an interview with a student newspaper.
The article was published onlineÂ on Sunday – as Cunliffe was delivering a keynote speech.
“This election campaign is not about dirty tricks or dodgy deals; smear campaigns and a personality cult,” Cunliffe told delegates, including Curran.
Later, he told reporters the public was fed up with political debate centred on personal attacks rather than policy.
“We want to run a clean, positive campaign.” Â Read more »
Labour promised a positive campaign:
David Cunliffe’s put his MPs on notice – no sledging of the opposition.
Labour’s leader’s to stay away from slinging personal dirt and run a positive campaign, targeting issues and policies.
David Cunliffe admits it won’t be easy for some veteran combatants like Trevor Mallard.
“It’s always a bit tempting in the parliamentary bear pit to respond and we will need to show some restraint and probably won’t be perfect.
David Cunliffe says the New Zealand public is frustrated by the theatrics during question time in Parliament and this is an attempt to improve the political tone.
That didn’t last long, less than a day.Â Read more »
What page doesn’t exist?
That was the Tamati Coffey tweet where he found it was lovely to talk about Tory scum.
Julie-Anne Genter Jan Logie wondered out loud who Bill English had to F%%% to get his 6th budget baby born. Â At least she had the stones to let that Tweet stand.
But not Tamati Coffey – he’s going to try and pretend it never happened. Â Read more »
While real people are having to deal with lack of heating, blocked roads and even personal injury, the Labour Party shows you how concerned they are about real people: Â Read more »
John Armstrong comments about the Nasty party.
One of the first things the new MPs entering Parliament following September’s election will quickly learn is the necessity of growing a suit of armour, one preferably of tungsten-like durability.
Sooner or later, they will find themselves subject to verbal abuse. Some of it will be witty, a lot of it will be weak, most of it will be within the boundaries of acceptable behaviour.
This year, however, has witnessed a departure from the norm. The day-to-day political banter has been infected by a sudden nastiness.
Twice in the past week, MPs have crossed the line between being tough and being outright distasteful. Read more »
Apparently Nasty party MP Jan Logie is mortified over her nasty tweet about Bill English.
Mortified it got traction and turned out bigger than she thought it would more like.
Green MP Jan Logie says she is “mortified” by the fallout from a tweet she sent last week that prompted Finance Minister Bill English to brand her party “vindictive, [and] nasty”.
During the Budget debate on Thursday, Logie tweeted to her more than 1700 followers: “John key says Bill English has produced as many budgets as children.. Begs the question who he has f&%d to produce it. #nzbudget”.
John key says Bill English has produced as many budgets as children.. Begs the question who he has f&%d to produce it. #nzbudget
â€” Jan Logie (@janlogie) May 15, 2014