How low can Mr Dotcom’s hired party leader, Laila Harre go?
Politics of New Zealand
Todays face of the day is Kelvin Davis.
The politician with no election signs
A K A the invisible man.
Where are all your signs Kelvin? Why do you have no signs? Who is ankle tapping your attempt to win for Labour?
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.
How is Laila viewed by the common folk?
We now know how Michele Hewitson sees her but what about Mr and Mrs Average?
I popped over to the Trademe message boards to find out and was surprised to find out how popular she was.
I have put my favourite comments in bold type.
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
David Cunliffe just can’t remember.
The latest Fairfax/Ipsos poll is out and if you thought David Cunliffe’s position yesterday was precarious then today he may as well jump off the cliff rather than be pushed by his angry caucus.
Labour’s support has slumped to its lowest level since the 2011 election, with leader David Cunliffe battling for survival after it emerged he intervened in a residency application for Chinese businessman Donghua Liu.
In the latest Stuff.co.nz/Ipsos political poll, the party has dropped 6 percentage points to 23 per cent. National is soaring on 56 per cent, which would allow it to govern alone.¬†Click¬†here¬†for full graphics.
Cunliffe has failed to stop his party’s slide in the poll since he took over as leader in September, and is now facing election humiliation. His support as preferred prime minister slipped to 11 per cent, down two points. Prime Minister John Key edged ahead, up three points to 51.4 per cent.
As he faced fire over the Liu allegations, Cunliffe insisted he retained the confidence of his caucus – but admitted he had broached the subject with senior colleagues.
Before Pam Corkery and before Alistair Thompson there was another journalist who thought it was a good idea to go into politics and his name was Hugh Carleton. He was famous for being New Zealand’s first ever Member of Parliament. Unlike Pam and Alistair his political career was not short lived and he spent 17 years as a Politician. Interestingly he managed to be Both a Politician and a Journalist at the same time as he became the Editor of the Southern Cross while still a Member of Parliament in 1856. Before that he was a journalist in Auckland and edited the New Zealander and then established the Anglo-Maori Warder, which followed an editorial policy in opposition to Governor Grey.
David Cunliffe tried to out dog-whistle Winston Peters in a dog whistling competition on immigration and it has fallen flat.
Ever since they launched their policy it has been systematically rolled back and proven to be a hoax.
David Cunliffe continues to lie about what he said or what Trevor Mallard has said and at the same time the Greens have announced that they aren’t buying the dog-whistle either.
One of the many brilliant people I know is Pengjun Zhao. He is from China and we worked together at Otago University on urban sustainability. He came to NZ and was welcomed because we need his skills as a transport modeller to help us consider the consequences of different policy decisions on people‚Äôs mobility and carbon footprints. He has also helped us create links with policy and academic communities in China.
Over the last couple of weeks Labour has suggested immigrants are causing our housing crisis and that we should cut the numbers of immigrants coming in, NZ First has suggested too many unskilled migrants are coming and taking our jobs and National wants us stop those boat people. All this adds up to unhelpful and potentially stigmatising conversation.¬† Read more »
In a statement just released to WOBH John Banks has advised that he is resigning from parliament:
Hon John Banks
Member of Parliament for Epsom
Sunday 8 June 2014
John Banks to resign from Parliament.
‚ÄúFurther to the of the decision of the High Court at Auckland last Thursday,¬†¬†I will¬†¬†resign the seat of Epsom effective from¬†5pm¬†this Friday¬†the 13th¬†of¬†¬†June 2014,‚ÄĚ Mr Banks said.¬† Read more »
Trans-tasman is brutal on Laila Harre and her selling out for a few shekels of German gold.
But we kind of crashed through the looking glass last week with the anointment of Laila Harre as leader of Kim Dotcom‚Äôs Internet Party. It is possible, back when she was an ardent campaigner for feminism and against capitalism, racism and corporatism, Harre foresaw the day she would sign up to front a party funded by a convicted German fraudster who made much of his money from pornography and who also has a fetish for racist, not to say out- right Nazi, humour. Harre wasn‚Äôt even elected: she was anointed by the aforementioned convicted German fraudster who has trafÔ¨Ācked in pornography and who thinks n-word jokes are hilarious. ¬† Read more »