Minor party shortage

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No Right Turn recently blogged about TOP’s dissolution. However, it’s the last line of his post which I find the most interesting: But while its clear that TOP has died a natural death, it means we’ll be down to only 12 registered political parties (and only 5 in Parliament). Which isn’t a lot of options … Continue reading Minor party shortage

Plug pulled on TOP

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Gareth Morgan’s pet political party, TOP, has applied for de-registration. It’s a sad ending. I know that myself, along with quite a few other voters from both ends of the political spectrum, quite liked TOP’s ideas. The problem was though, the ideas were generally the only thing that people liked. Gareth Morgan kind of acted … Continue reading Plug pulled on TOP

Not cool

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So Green party co-leader Marama Davidson has received death threats on social media.  This comes after Auckland City Council’s decision to refuse right-wingers Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux access to speak at council-owned venues, for fear of stirring up hate. Davidson tweeted her support, and got death threats as a result. I don’t agree with … Continue reading Not cool

Let them voice their opinions

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Far right Canadians Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux have been banned from speaking at venues owned by Auckland City Council during their trip to NZ. Southern and Molyneux have controversial opinions on feminism, gender, and especially Islam. The Islamic community unsurprisingly voiced their opposition. Hazim Afra, president of the New Zealand Federation of Islam Associates, … Continue reading Let them voice their opinions

A good decision by Air NZ

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Air New Zealand has announced that they will be serving plant-based burgers on their Auckland-Los Angeles flights, a decision that has been criticized by Clutha-Southland MPs Hamish Walker and Mark Patterson. For those that don’t know, a plant-based burger is where the meat is made out of beans, although apparently, it tastes exactly like normal meat. … Continue reading A good decision by Air NZ

My political views

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One thing I’ve always tried to do on this blog is to remain unbiased, simply offer analysis of the political situation. Well, that ends today. So, what are they? I’m a socialist. Kind of. I think that rather than having capitalism with socialist elements, we should have socialism with capitalist elements. With that said, I … Continue reading My political views

Talk is cheap

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The government has changed their stance on immigration in regards to construction, with an estimated 30 thousand foreign workers to be brought in to fill a skills shortage so the government can build houses. It just goes to show how much policy can change between opposition and government. In opposition, they wanted to slash immigration … Continue reading Talk is cheap