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Hone Harawira reminds Bill English to know his place

“The Prime Minister should always attend Treaty commemorations at Waitangi, and just like in 1840, that means accepting the good with the bad” said MANA Leader Hone Harawira.

“The Treaty of Waitangi is called that for the simple reason that it was signed at Waitangi, on the 6th of February 1840”

“The Treaty is known as the ?cornerstone of our constitution? and Waitangi is called the ?birthplace of the nation? for very good reason. Waitangi is where the chiefs gathered to discuss the Treaty, to hear the arguments of others and eventually to sign the document we now know as the Treaty of Waitangi, on 6 Feb 1840” Read more »

Who got Britain into the European Union in the first place?

Britain joins the European Economic Community, a precursor to the European Union.On Jan. 22, U.K. Prime Minister Edward Heath signs the documents joining ...

Britain joins the European Economic Community, a precursor to the European Union.On Jan. 22, U.K. Prime Minister Edward Heath signs the documents.

Three British?High Court judges are currently preventing Brexit. They have said that the elected government and will of the people via a referendum is not enough to make the decision to leave. They have stated that Brexit cannot be triggered without a Parliamentary vote. Given these restrictions we have to ask who or what exactly got Britain into the EU in the first place? Was it via a parliamentary vote or did a government or referendum result in Britain joining the European Union?

Many constitutional experts believe that Britain isn’t actually a member of the European Union since our apparent entry was in violation of British law and was, therefore invalid.

In enacting the European Communities Bill through an ordinary vote in the House of Commons, Ted Heath’s Government breached the constitutional convention which requires a prior consultation of the people (either by a general election or a referendum) on any measure involving constitutional change. The general election or referendum must take place before any related parliamentary debate.

…Just weeks before the 1970 general election which made him Prime Minister, Edward Heath declared that it would be wrong if any Government contemplating membership of the European Community were to take this step without `the full hearted consent of Parliament and people’.

However, when it came to it Heath didn’t have a referendum because opinion polls at the time (1972) showed that the British people were hugely opposed (by a margin of two to one) against joining the Common Market. Instead, Heath merely signed the documents that took us into what became the European Union on the basis that Parliament alone had passed the European Communities Bill of 1972.

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Never make a promise you can’t keep

John Key

Prime Minister John Key says he has no intention of pulling out of the job early if his National Party wins a fourth term.

But he’s stopped short of being definitive and is keen to point out the party has to actually win it first. Read more »

Key won’t speculate on Paula Bennett’s future as PM

Prime Minister John Key says embattled Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has been victim of a media frenzy.

A victim now?? Seriously?

This is the National Party, isn’t it??? We’re all into being victims now?

She came under fire last week, accused of trying to smear the reputation of the chairperson of a marae that helps the homeless.

Ms Bennett denied deliberately leaking details of a police investigation into Hurimoana Dennis, blaming it on a member of her staff.

The Prime Minister has full confidence in her, regardless.

Fair enough.? Not like she was fired on the strength of a leaked private letter that had nothing to do with anything that she was later completely cleared on.?? And you wouldn’t want to stuff up like that twice.

“She’s in some difficult areas, but she’s handled that before. She was an outstanding Minister of Social Development. I’m totally confident in her,” Mr Key told Paul Henry on Monday.

He admits his minister’s under a lot of pressure. Read more »

Photo Of The Day

The Bullingdon in 1860. Charles Cecil Cotes, the album compiler, is standing at far left. Standing at back in the corner with arms folded is Archibald Philip Primrose, the 5th Earl of Rosebery, who went on to become prime minister in 1894. Probably the richest prime minister.Photo: John Bowen via Getty Images.

The Bullingdon in 1860. Charles Cecil Cotes, the album compiler, is standing at far left. Standing at back in the corner with arms folded is Archibald Philip Primrose, the 5th Earl of Rosebery, who went on to become prime minister in 1894. Probably the richest prime minister.Photo: John Bowen via Getty Images.

The Bullingdon Club

?They drink heavily, shatter champagne flutes and smash furniture — before moving on to positions of leadership. The elite Bullingdon Club is an exclusive?haven for Britain’s rich and powerful. But members don’t like to talk about it.

The Bullingdon club is the most famous ‘drinking’ club at either Oxford or Cambridge. Like most Oxbridge drinking clubs it’s highly selective and elitist about its membership. Traditionally, the offspring of the aristocracy at Oxford have made up the Bullingdon’s membership. These days membership has branched out slightly but it’s still very particular about the sort of people they let in. Interestingly, the current Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer and mayor of London in the UK were all members.

By reputation, the Bullingdon is known for pretty bad behaviour. One tradition that is generally accepted to be true is that the Bullingdon, after a meal, would smash up and destroy the private room they’d been in in the restaurant and then the next day send the owner a cheque for the damage.

I would add that contrary to popular belief, it’s not just the Bullingdon club that is responsible for these sorts of antics. There are a number of drinking clubs at both Oxford and Cambridge which have similar ideals and policies. The ‘Buller’ as it?s popularly known just has the benefit of more famous alumni.

To understand England’s elite, it helps to go back in time, to the summer of 1987. A pack of bow-tied young men dressed in midnight blue tails with brass buttons and cream-colored silk lapels are stumbling through the streets of Oxford after one of their dinners, tipsy on champagne and in a boisterous mood. None of them is older than 24. One of them hits upon the idea of visiting a fellow student — and a short time later, a flowerpot flies through a restaurant window and a police car arrives. It is a night that the entire country will still be talking about decades later.

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This will make you laugh: John Key simply not dignified enough for the NZ Herald

09072010 news photo JOHN SELKIRK/auckland bureau. Jane Hastings, the GM of Event Cinemas with two of the original pieces of clothing worn by two of the characters in the second Twilight movie ( Edward (left) and Jacob) The exhibition is at the manukau Events cinemas and can be viewed with a purchase of a ticket for the latest movie in the saga, Eclipse.

Jane Hastings, the dignified face of the NZ Herald

Thanks to an appearance on Hauraki’s breakfast programme, we now know our Prime Minister has, among other things, stolen something and peed in a shower. …

If he is going to admit to criminal and social offences, it begs a number of questions.

He did not seem at all embarrassed this week when the radio segment was screened on American television’s popular satirical programme Last Week Tonight.

English host John Oliver – who already finds New Zealand a resource for ridicule – ought to come down here, the Prime Minister said, and witness one of his weekly post-Cabinet press conferences. Read more »

Face of the day

 Chip Somodevilla?Getty Images Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is greeted by members of Congress as he arrives to speak during a joint meeting of the United States Congress in the House chamber at the U.S. Capitol March 3, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Chip Somodevilla?Getty Images Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is greeted by members of Congress as he arrives to speak during a joint meeting of the United States Congress in the House chamber at the U.S. Capitol March 3, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – ?????? ?????? said it well:

?Iran and ISIS are competing for the crown of militant Islam. One calls itself the Islamic Republic. The other calls itself the Islamic State. Both want to impose a militant Islamic empire first on the region and then on the entire world. They just disagree among themselves who will be the ruler of that empire. In this deadly game of thrones, there’s no place for America or for Israel, no peace for Christians, Jews or Muslims who don’t share the Islamist medieval creed, no rights for women, no freedom for anyone?The difference is that ISIS is armed with butcher knives, captured weapons and YouTube, whereas Iran could soon be armed with intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear bombs.?

Mr. President, wake up to the very real threat of Islam.

-Franklin Graham (facebook)

 

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Face of the day

 Erna Solberg

Erna Solberg

Erna Solberg? has been leader of the conservative party in Norway since 2004 and became Prime Minister in 2013 making her the second female Prime Minister of Norway.

Solberg has served as a member of the Storting since 1989 and served as Minister of Local Government and Regional Development in Bondevik’s Second Cabinet from 2001 to 2005. In her term as minister, she oversaw the tightening of immigration policy

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Interestingly Solberg was not as tough on immigration as she had been portayed as being back then in the media. She was called ” Jern-Erna ” or Iron Erna when she served as the Minister of local government and regional development 2001-2005 because of her alleged tough policies including a firm stance on asylum policy. However according to wiki the numbers show that her government actually let in thousands more asylum seekers than the subsequent centre-left red-Green government.

Even worse in 2003 She proposed introducing Islamic Sharia councils in Norway after she heard of their existence in the United Kingdom.

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Faceless shadows that walk amongst us, or The Girls of the Taliban

Women’s rights groups can see that yet again women’s rights in Afghanistan are under threat. Previously women had been banned from going to the doctor and getting an education. Now they can visit a doctor and get educated BUT unregistered religious ‘ schools are springing up everywhere where the only ‘ education ‘ provided is religious brainwashing Islamic. No science, no maths, no anything bar memorising the Koran.

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Islamic religious school in Afghanistan

Inside the school for girls the only thing they study is the Koran. They rock as they recite the words, the obvious cult like brainwashing methods clearly apparent. Recite, rock, repeat, over and over and over. No critical thought allowed, just the ideology imprinted over and over again. No questioning, no freedom of speech, no actual education just the words repeated over and over again.

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Photo Of The Day

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) gives his famous V-sign as he opens the new headquarters of 615 (County of Surrey) Squadron of the RAAF (Royal Auxiliary Air Force) at Croydon in 1948 in England. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965) gives his famous V-sign as he opens the new headquarters of 615 (County of Surrey) Squadron of the RAAF (Royal Auxiliary Air Force) at Croydon in 1948 in England. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

V Sign

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