Winston Peters

The gap between the facade & the reality

Isn’t it wonderful that the internet never forgets? Here is a little something from two years’ ago when Winston Peters was on the campaign trail and spouting populist mantras in order to win votes.

In the speech reported here he talked about the gap between the facade and the reality, which is very apposite given that the Peters’ facade has now run slap bang into the reality of government and UN pacts. Quote.

[…] In fact Peters says “most of the world is a hell hole” and if immigrants can get to New Zealand and escape their own country then they’ll do everything they can to do so.

“But it’s not a sign of our staggering success,” he said.

“It’s a sign of the lax and loose policies we’ve employed that’s allowed so many people to come here.”

Peters says the “massive immigration influx is distorting all the economic indicators”.

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And Winston tells us there is no agenda?

French Presidential candidate Macron sits at the feet of German President Angela Merkel

This from Zerohedge translated from the German: Quote.

?Nation states must be prepared to give up their sovereignty today?, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who told an audience in Berlin that sovereign nation states must not listen to the will of their citizens when it comes to questions of immigration, borders, or even sovereignty.

No this wasn?t something Adolf Hitler said many decades ago, this is what German Chancellor Angela Merkel told attendants at an event by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin. Merkel has announced she won?t seek re-election in 2021 and it is clear she is attempting to push the globalist agenda to its disturbing conclusion before she stands down.

?In an orderly fashion of course,? Merkel joked, attempting to lighten the mood. But Merkel has always had a tin ear for comedy and she soon launched into a dark speech condemning those in her own party who think Germany should have listened to the will of its citizens and refused to sign the controversial UN migration pact:

?There were [politicians] who believed that they could decide when these agreements are no longer valid because they are representing The People?. End quote.

Step forward Winston Peters who seems to be operating under this delusion. Quote. Read more »

Simon gets schooled

Poor old Simon Bridges, he really cannot get a break. He tried to to look cool and intelligent in Question Time and failed.

It all started on Monday with Question 1 when Bridges challenged Ardern on rental growth under her government:? Quote.

Hon Simon Bridges: How many dollars a week has the median rent increased under her Government?

Rt Hon JACINDA ARDERN: I’ve actually seen some of the statements from the member on rental increases, and what I wanted to point out was that the numbers that he’s used have been quite selectively chosen. When you look across the country at the?and I can give a percentage rather than a numerical figure to the member; but, if he puts it on notice, I’ll bring a dollar figure for him?geometric mean growth, that’s remained relatively steady. So in September 2018, that was 4.8 percent; September 2017, it was also 4.8 percent; September 2016, it was 4.5 percent; September 2015, 5 percent?you get the picture. So it is fair to say rents have consistently increased over the years. Obviously, the member will know the most significant driver of that is supply, and this Government is focused on fixing that issue. End quote.

Ardern lists the rental growth rates for the previous 3 years: 5%, 4,5%, 4,8% and 4.8% under her government which seems pretty normal.? Quote. Read more »

Do we need to read between the lines?

ABIGAIL DOUGHERTY/STUFF

TVNZ posted an interview segment with Ardern and Peters recorded at the APEC summit in Port Moresby.

Ardern: Quote.

Our relationship is unique, I think we have a role to play in working alongside our Pacific counterparts to ensure that, actually, a whole range of global players understand some of the significant challenges here and we work to raise the profile of those be it with China, be it with the EU, be it with the UK. End quote.

I tried reading between the lines but there was nothing there either.? What are these ‘significant challenges’?? We don’t know, as we weren’t told.

Of course, our relationship (to whom or what?) is unique; just like every other country’s relationship is unique.

So?Ardern looked to Peters who took up the dialogue:

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Can Ardern stop the rot?

John Armstrong at?TVNZ has some advice for Ardern on her return.? Stop the rot and stop it quickly.? But can she? Quote.

The incumbent three-party governing arrangement was displaying all the coherence and co-ordination of the proverbial drunken sailor long before the Prime Minister left for the relative sanctuary of a Winston Peters-free New York.

The unwieldy contraption has since appeared to be even more sloshed in her absence as its components stumble from one mini-crisis to the next minor scandal with such regularity that you can almost set your watch by it.

This three-headed hydra needs to go on the wagon ? and pretty darned soon.

Viewed in isolation, each blunder or botch-up has not amounted to very much in the grand scheme of things. […]

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Please update your banned word list


Now that the co-leader of the Gunts has reclaimed one of the words on the banned word list, it is time to add a new one and update all the existing lists.

Several words will remain in place on the banned word list; there is the n-word, the f-word, the p-word, the h-word, the s-word and of course, the q-word.

The new addition is required because someone had been getting a little miffed about the word, possibly even a cross word?

The new, offending, word is “led” but only when used in a particular combination; “Labour-led government”.? Using this phrase will have your mother washing your mouth out with soap and water.

Clair Trevett, writing for a newspaper explains why. Quote.

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Support for Labour Peters out

ROBERT KITCHIN/STUFF

It really has not been a great week for Cindy.? Stuff now reports that support from NZ First for the Industrial Relations Bill may be petering out. Quote.

NZ First leader Winston Peters will not guarantee his party’s support for the Government’s controversial industrial relations bill, saying it is still a “work-in-progress”.

Peters did not directly threaten to withdraw his party’s support for the bill, but signalled there was still room for negotiation between the Labour and NZ First on it.

The Employment Relations Amendment Bill is Labour’s flagship employment bill, and has drawn a sustained campaign of criticism from business groups.
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Why is Bill English still running interference for Murray McCully?

Winston Peters is holding Murray McCully to account, via Bill English.

Bill English may think this is a bit of a joke, but he knows that several large donors don’t think the same as him and have shut their wallets to National.

Prime Minister Bill English has confirmed Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully did not have approval from cabinet to support a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution criticising Israel, says New Zealand First. ? Read more »

And tell me Andrew, why would Winston pick up the phone in the first place?

In an interview on The Nation with that awful disgrace of a reporter, Lisa Owen, Andrew Little told us all about how serious he is in having a government with the Green party.

They will be called first and then some time later he will call Winston.

There is a massive flaw with both those statements.? Read more »

The UN responsible for changing New Zealand’s immigration policy

A politically correct opinion piece on Islamic immigration to New Zealand in The Dominion Post got lots of comments.?Interestingly despite the politically correct stance taken by the writer the majority of commenters disagreed with what he said. It made me realise that Whaleoil readers are not the only New Zealanders who can see what folly it is to import a culture, religion and political ideology so at odds with everything we hold dear. We are not the only New Zealanders who have observed what happens in other Western countries when they import an ideology that thinks homosexuals should be killed, that women are second class and that want to spread their laws and values to New Zealand rather than assimilate to our laws and values.

The article interested me because it inadvertently explained that we had a sensible immigration policy until the United Nations put pressure on our government. Believe it or not, our governments all had sensible immigration policies until the United Nations opened New Zealand up to Muslim immigration.

…Discrimination on the basis of ethnicity and religion characterised New Zealand’s immigration and refugee policy until the late 1980s. The country wanted British immigrants. Small numbers of refugees from the Middle East began arriving in New Zealand from the late 1970s, comprising people of Baha’i and Christian backgrounds.

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