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  Reply # 1886192 19-Oct-2017 11:56
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Who wants to imagine it's now going to be tomorrow.

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  Reply # 1886194 19-Oct-2017 11:58
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tdgeek:

 

Whatever happens  this avo, democracy and MMP succeeded. It will be interesting no matter who the new Govt is, as to how it plays out with Winston Peters.

 

 

Well I read somewhere that the supposed Chinese curse "May you live in interesting times" was urban myth.

 

Hope so - that it's interesting but not a curse.

 

 

Yes. Things can and will probably happen. Power games perhaps. Im happy with the outcome, whatever it is, but my chief concern is how much Nat or Lab have bid. Id suspect its disproportionate to what we can afford. Thats not just Peters bargain power either. Nat or Lab may outbid to gain power. Whether both have a point that they will flag it as its too much for NZ I dunno. If Nat or Lab did flag it for that reason, the reason still exists for the winning bidder. Thats a worry


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1886195 19-Oct-2017 11:59
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Batman: Who wants to imagine it's now going to be tomorrow.

 

Same as today, sunny here in ChCh, and Journo's wearing out keyboards.


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  Reply # 1886209 19-Oct-2017 12:18
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MaxLV:

 

 As Split Enz once said, History repeats...

 

 

 

 

"History Never Repeats"


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  Reply # 1886236 19-Oct-2017 12:44
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MaxLV: As Split Enz once said, History repeats...

 

Er..?

 

Split Enz: History never repeats


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  Reply # 1886250 19-Oct-2017 13:16
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MaxLV:

 

tdgeek:

 

Pumpedd:

 

I just hope he goes Labour. The sheer entertainment value watching a government with Greens. NZF and Labour will be immense, specially with a leader who has never led anything before.

 

 

I think the opposite.

 

There is a lot of bad blood with National, should they be in Opposition we will see that. He has good friends in Labour. I think the key issue with Greens is Turei is gone, Shaw seems normal. IMHO it will be smoother with Labour and fun to watch with National.

 

Lets give it a month

 

 

I agree, If NZF (not just Winston) go with National, it'll be 1996 all over again. Bill English will most likely be 'rolled' and Paula 'Mad Dog' Bennett becomes the leader/Prime Minister. She'll then do a  'Jenny Shipley' on NZF/Winston before 2020.  As Split Enz once said, History repeats...

 

 

 

 

 

 

This but Judith Collins instead of Bennett.


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  Reply # 1886255 19-Oct-2017 13:37
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I hope I live long enough to see Winston retire.






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  Reply # 1886256 19-Oct-2017 13:39
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Geektastic:

 

I hope I live long enough to see Winston retire.

 

 

 

 

You will, he has 3 years max. I predict however he will blow the next Government asunder within 2 years 





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  Reply # 1886277 19-Oct-2017 14:29
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I am really concerned this has taken so long. He says he still doesn't know as of an hour ago.  Doesn't exactly fill me with confidence it's taken a month to form.

 

 

 

When Winston retires, I suspect there will be no more NZF.

 

 


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  Reply # 1886288 19-Oct-2017 15:02
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Winston now can't make up his mind eh - eenie meenie minie mo, flip and coin and pick a govt is what the public might hear but hear this:

 

Jacinda and Bill, common, still waiting to be PM, make me PM and I'll choose you.

 

Jacinda and Bill: I've offered him 4 wives, 8 burger, 200 nuggets, the palace, the keys to the safe, half the cabinet, all the money, and he still wants more? S#it, shall we give him the PM too? Shall we?


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  Reply # 1886290 19-Oct-2017 15:09
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Look guys - they both must have made him a similar offer otherwise he won't be doing this today.

 

Either both made him bad offers or both gave him the keys to the country.

 

I am hoping Bill and Jacinda spoke over the first weekend and said - don't give him anything or he'll strip us naked! Here's hoping ...

 

Although more likely than not, they've both given him their dignity, the clothes on their back, and he still wants more.


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  Reply # 1886298 19-Oct-2017 15:35
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Batman:

 

 

 

I am hoping Bill and Jacinda spoke over the first weekend and said - don't give him anything or he'll strip us naked! Here's hoping ...

 

 

If B&J could agree to help each other like that, then there'd be no need to negotiate with Winston at all - as they'd be capable of forming a grand coalition.

 

 


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  Reply # 1886299 19-Oct-2017 15:36
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Reading what the Media are reporting, my guess is they planning to go with National, Bill English has been told that, but NZF/Winston want more before they 'make the announcement'.

We've heard virtually Nothing from Jacinda/Labour, or the Greens since the secret meetings on Tuesday night because I think Winston has told National and Labour who NZF were going into coalition with unless they both can come up with a better deal to make NZF change it's mind.

 

And Winston is now saying they may not 'be able' to decide today.



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  Reply # 1886301 19-Oct-2017 15:39
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I am sure if Jacinda knew the result, and it wasn't in her Favour, she would be out and attacking Winston for his decision and stealing the Thunder. Likewise with National.


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  Reply # 1886302 19-Oct-2017 15:41
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Of course it could be National and Labour who are being the pains in the proverbial.





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