Monday, October 2, 2017


That have it that 'Winnie' gets to decide the next government.   

Wrong, wrong, wrong.

The next government will be decided by either National of Labour  swallowing dead rats aplenty and offering Winston First a deal they can't walk away from.

All this per courtesy of MMP.   A bastard system designed to facilitate the tyranny of the minority.     

You voted for it folks ... I didn't.


Wilbur said...

Well, the Nats had an opportunity to undertake some reforms but lacked the cojones to spend any political capital on doing so. One thing you've got to give the Left, they always advance their agenda when they win.

Anonymous said...

Don't care, no longer matters as it will have little effect on the circus. As long as Marks is kept well away from defence......a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

Lord Egbut

Noel said...

Get over it. The majority at the lasr review opted for MMP to remain.

The Veteran said...

Wilbur ... Noel has it right. Could I suggest to you that no government could ever manage the numbers (75% of parliament) in order to change the system unilaterally.

Egbut ... get used to the SAS wannabee as the next Minister of Defence and I will watch with some interest implementation of 'their' promise to reestablish the combat air force and to to increase the Veterans Pension by 10% over and above NZ Superannuation.

Anonymous said...

Blogger Cameron Slater, Food and Grocery Council head Katherine Rich and PR specialist Carrick Graham have failed in a bid to get a defamation claim thrown out of court.

The case was brought by public health professionals Dr Doug Sellman, Dr Boyd Swinburn and Shane Bradbrook, who alleged they had been defamed in a series of blog posts on Slater’s Whale Oil blog, and comments Graham allegedly left on the posts.

They also alleged Graham had organised the posts’ publication and authored one of them himself, and Rich – a former National MP – and the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council had paid Graham for his services.

The case was prompted by allegations made in Nicky Hager’s 2014 book Dirty Politics.

In a decision released this week, the High Court at Auckland declined the defendants’ bid to have the case struck out.

They had argued the case was filed too late as it was brought more than two years after the first publication of the statements.

However, Justice Matthew Palmer said as the statements were still available on Slater’s blog, they had, in effect, been published multiple times.