Winston Peters

Peters thrown out of the debating chamber – was he hard done by? [POLL]

Bit of an asymmetric war here.   Who do you think was in the right?

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Handing Winston more votes

Andrew Little is a political retard.

He is handing Winston Peters even more votes after his stupid comments regarding people who earn a wage and get the pension.

TVNZ reports:

Labour leader Andrew Little has raised the prospect of introducing means testing for superannuation payouts.

Mr Little made his unscripted criticism of current superannuation rules at a post-Budget breakfast this morning.

He said it’s unfair that over-65s claim the pension while earning a wage, with superannuation set to cost the country $25 billion in the next 15 years.

A Labour Government would “have to have a look at” introducing means testing for superannuation, he said.   Read more »

The Greens steal Winston’s Policy

The real leader of the opposition, Winston Peters, is a bit annoyed with the Greens for stealing his policy.

The Greens are slow off the mark calling for babies to be enrolled in KiwiSaver – New Zealand First announced an automatic KiwiSaver kick start for babies before the General Election last year.

“Stealing New Zealand First common sense policies is becoming habit forming among the political parties who are short on visionary ideas and out of touch with the real needs of Kiwis,” says New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters.

“It’s the Greens today, last Budget it was National – they were so short of family friendly polices they stole our free GP checks policy for primary school children. The fact families have to wait till July this year proves there was no genuine concern. They only wanted the headlines. It will be the same this year with all their hyped up pre-Budget speak over poverty.

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Winston onto another winner

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Winston Peters knows exactly how to hit pressure points – yesterday it was Whanau Ora, and probably some time today he will light up on capital gains tax and filthy foreigners.

Northland MP Winston Peters has labelled Whanau Ora a “grubby and cynical deal between National and the Maori Party,” following a scathing report from the Auditor-General and revelations that much of the money had been spent in Maori Ministers’ home territories.

That was a matter of serious concern, Mr Peters said, given the Prime Minister’s rejection of that fact, which had been contained in the Auditor-General’s report.

Mr Key claimed in Parliament last week that there had been “quite a lot of tightening up” of the scheme, but the Auditor-General had found “absolutely no evidence” that good value had been gained from the $140 million spent so far.

“The simple truth is, Whanau Ora is a politically motivated scheme that is squandering public money,” Mr Peters said.

“Mr Key unsuccessfully defended the preferential treatment of his Cabinet Ministers by suggesting a start had to made in some place. This was an undignified sidestep around questions over a scheme that has not stood up to scrutiny.  Read more »

The real leader of the opposition has stood up

Winston Peters speaks at a Maori Affairs select committee

Andrew Little thinks he is the leader of the opposition.

The reality is though is that he gifted the position to another MP because of his “staring at goats” strategic planning.

The real leader of the opposition, in deeds rather than in title is Winston Peters.

Auckland’s runaway housing crisis is being driven by too many immigrants, low interest rates and more and more people buying houses to make money, according to the Reserve Bank. It’s trying to target property investors/speculators who borrow from banks to pay a 30 percent deposit.

This offers little hope for those wanting to buy their first home. No one is doing anything about foreign buyers – they still have a free run with no restrictions and access to cheap overseas loans in the 1-2 per cent range. Kiwis shouldn’t have to compete with that.

We say stop foreigners and non-residents buying and wind back immigration. Kiwis should not have to queue overnight to buy an over-priced section, as happened at Beachlands in Auckland

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How many politicians would it teach to use social media?

Jacinda Ardern commented on Facebook.

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I would have thought this was a risky strategy from Trevor Mallard.

After all they run the risk of those formerly illiterate people wising up and voting National rather than Labour.

But it does raise an interesting situation where people normally disposed to changing the flag now running counter to that simply because it is John Key’s referendum.

It appears that labour’s new get John Key strategy is to oppose the referendum and deliver him another loss.

Winston Peters is onto a winning though bashing the flag change.

Peters began his submission by disputing the time given, saying “everybody should get far more time, five minutes on a serious issue like changing our flag that could last a long long time?”

He said the country hadn’t asked for a flag change and all of the public polls so far suggested there wasn’t an appetite for it.

“The reason we made our submission is because we’re not going to be frog-marched. People can go out and vote informally and that will become the majority on the day and there’s no reason therefore to go any further wasting public money on a second referendum.”

Voters had the right to use their referendum paper to write “I support our flag” instead of ticking a box, he said.   Read more »

Winston hands Andy his arrrrrs

Rodney Hide reviews the major strategic error Labour made in Northland

It seemed a good idea. Support Winston Peters in the Northland byelection to give John Key a bloody nose.

It would save the embarrassment of coming third and show Andrew Little’s ability to work with Peters. So Little dumped on Labour’s own candidate.

The young Labourites cheered. Finally, a leader with smarts. It’s MMP in action, they cried. It’s pragmatic politics. Labour must hold its nose, look the other way, and back Peters. If that’s what it takes, that’s what we do.

The old hands weren’t so sure. Dumping on your own candidate didn’t seem right. And Labour’s support for Peters embarrassed them.

Not as it it hadn’t happened before.   Kelvin Davis stood up against the party’s wishes for him to pull up lame and let Hone Harewira bring in Kim Dotcom’s Laila Harre and perhaps even John Minto.  When it comes to pragmatism, Labour have no problem.   Read more »

Cunning Winston

Winston Peters is rat cunning.

There is plenty of mileage in his latest attack against a so-called refugee who fled a war torn country only to go back there for a fight and winding up dead, leaving us with 12 children’s hungry mouths to feed.

A New Zealand refugee with 24 children who was killed in Iraq has been accused of disrespecting his adopted country by New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.

Mr Peters also questioned the refugee status of Kadhem Chilab Abbas, from Napier, who died at the hands of Islamic State (Isis) forces on April 17 while fighting for a civilian army.

Mr Abbas left behind 24 children, 12 of them in New Zealand.

Mr Peters told reporters at Parliament this afternoon that the Iraqi-New Zealander was one out of tens of thousands of immigrants who had failed to respect New Zealand’s “way of life” after settling here.    Read more »

Why would Winston share the prime ministership with Little?

In the latest Herald Digipoll, taken after the so-called “ponytailgate” scandal media and left wing beat up Andrew Little is just 1 point ahead of Winston Peters.

New Zealand First leader and the new MP for Northland Winston Peters has doubled his popularity, according to the latest Herald DigiPoll survey.

Mr Peters, who recently turned 70, is preferred Prime Minister by 12 per cent of voters compared with last December, when he was preferred by just 5.9 per cent.

He is now breathing down the neck of Labour leader Andrew Little, who on 13.9 per cent has barely moved since December, although both are well behind Prime Minister John Key.

Mr Little became Labour leader in November after the party entered its third term in Opposition.

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Face of the day

 

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New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters PHOTO- Whaleoil archives

Is today’s face of the day the new leader of the opposition?

New Zealand First leader and the new MP for Northland Winston Peters has doubled his popularity, according to the latest Herald DigiPoll survey.

Mr Peters, who recently turned 70, is preferred Prime Minister by 12 per cent of voters compared with last December, when he was preferred by just 5.9 per cent.

He is now breathing down the neck of Labour leader Andrew Little, who on 13.9 per cent has barely moved since December, although both are well behind Prime Minister John Key.

– NZ Herald