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  # 2009349 7-May-2018 16:23
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https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12046746

 

Heh, who would have thought Mallard would be "condescending". He would be one of the last politicians I could imagine selecting as speaker of the house. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have dealt with Trevor Mallard many times and to put it politely I do not have a lot of time for him to  except he did work well for his constituency. However I feel MPs missing meetings like this especially the one that is organising teh legislative calendar is just childish and unprofessional.





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  # 2009350 7-May-2018 16:25
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amiga500:

 

I think Jacinda is doing great but I wish she wouldn't spend time with ex Potus 'Toastmaster' president & HRC. One Clinton president was bad enough for American workers. If HRC had become president would she have done anything for the rust belt states - I don't think so?

 

 

What do you think she is doing great at? I ask in genuine interest because a) I disagree entirely and completely and b) I meet a lot of people and very few think that.

 

 

 

 

Commentators say she has done well in her meetings with leaders of other countries - especially France. As for the rest give her some time maybe around Christmas this year would be a fair time to judge her overall performance.


 
 
 
 


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amiga500:

 

I think Jacinda is doing great but I wish she wouldn't spend time with ex Potus 'Toastmaster' president & HRC. One Clinton president was bad enough for American workers. If HRC had become president would she have done anything for the rust belt states - I don't think so?

 

 

What do you think the current president has done for the rust belt states? 

 

 

 

 

Not as much as his supporters would like, but he has done something, unlike his shameful capitulation to the NRA.


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  # 2009359 7-May-2018 16:36
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Commentators say she has done well in her meetings with leaders of other countries - especially France. As for the rest give her some time maybe around Christmas this year would be a fair time to judge her overall performance.

 

 

I think 6 months is a reasonable period of time to get an initial read on it. She has had a fair number of opportunities to show leadership skills and in my view, has failed incredibly. Pick any one of the 10 massive stumbles the coalition have made, where have you seen her show leadership?

 

As for her success in overseas meetings, what concessions or "wins" did she actually bring home to NZ ? So far from what I can see she has managed to not say anything incredibly dumb to someone internationally (unless of course you count her clueless bumble about Trump at the start). 

 

 

 

 


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Not as much as his supporters would like, but he has done something, unlike his shameful capitulation to the NRA.

 

 

Something? Could you be more specific?

 

 


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amiga500:

 

Commentators say she has done well in her meetings with leaders of other countries - especially France. As for the rest give her some time maybe around Christmas this year would be a fair time to judge her overall performance.

 

 

I think 6 months is a reasonable period of time to get an initial read on it. She has had a fair number of opportunities to show leadership skills and in my view, has failed incredibly. Pick any one of the 10 massive stumbles the coalition have made, where have you seen her show leadership?

 

As for her success in overseas meetings, what concessions or "wins" did she actually bring home to NZ ? So far from what I can see she has managed to not say anything incredibly dumb to someone internationally (unless of course you count her clueless bumble about Trump at the start). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a difference between the Leaders report card and the Coalition report card. In her primary as PM she is doing ok and doing very good on the International stage.  As for the coalition? I give it a C+ 





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There is a difference between the Leaders report card and the Coalition report card. In her primary as PM she is doing ok and doing very good on the International stage.  As for the coalition? I give it a C+ 

 

 

I guess if by very good, you are saying she didn't have to have her foot surgically removed from her mouth, then I guess grudgingly I would concur, however this is a very low bar to set. What has she "got" for NZ in all these meetings? 

 

What concessions, new trade agreements, etc has she got? 

 

I can tell you what happened when she went to Australia. *Nothing*. She was politely (ish) told to mind her own business on refugees (fair call) and when she asked for our citizens to be treated better was told not a chance. She made some threatening noises about removing Australian courtesies here, but of course, she knows she can't do that as we have a lot more to lose than they do, so she didn't do that.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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MikeB4:

 

There is a difference between the Leaders report card and the Coalition report card. In her primary as PM she is doing ok and doing very good on the International stage.  As for the coalition? I give it a C+ 

 

 

I guess if by very good, you are saying she didn't have to have her foot surgically removed from her mouth, then I guess grudgingly I would concur, however this is a very low bar to set. What has she "got" for NZ in all these meetings? 

 

What concessions, new trade agreements, etc has she got? 

 

I can tell you what happened when she went to Australia. *Nothing*. She was politely (ish) told to mind her own business on refugees (fair call) and when she asked for our citizens to be treated better was told not a chance. She made some threatening noises about removing Australian courtesies here, but of course, she knows she can't do that as we have a lot more to lose than they do, so she didn't do that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I did not intend to debate I was simply stating what I felt the report card should represent. This thread is impossible to have a reasoned, objective discussion.





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I did not intend to debate I was simply stating what I felt the report card should represent. This thread is impossible to have a reasoned, objective discussion.

 

 

No, it's not. You made a statement, I asked you to validate it, if this is unreasonable, then I am not sure what you want? 

 

 

 

 


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I made a statement based upon my belief, it does not need validation and frankly in this thread it would fall on deaf ears.





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  # 2009402 7-May-2018 17:16
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I made a statement based upon my belief, it does not need validation and frankly in this thread it would fall on deaf ears.

 

 

People are as free to post positives as the others are free to point out any negatives. Those who post negatives are asked to provide evidence or justification, I don't see why the same wouldn't apply in exchange? 

 

It seems like every time someone says something is all negative in this thread, a reminder is made that positives are welcome too, then it's ... Crickets. 

 

 


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amiga500:


Not as much as his supporters would like, but he has done something, unlike his shameful capitulation to the NRA.



Something? Could you be more specific?


 



Somethink, if you’re Jacinda.

Elocution lessons for her, please. If you are going to make your living publicly speaking, at least learn how to do it correctly.





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Crickets. 

 

 

These are really great eating - dried.  I went to a restaurant where they served them once in 5 minutes, medium rare as ordered - and apart from the disturbance from a silly old goat (with a personal hygiene problem) sitting in the corner ranting about politics - it was a terrific experience.


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amiga500:

 

Not as much as his supporters would like, but he has done something, unlike his shameful capitulation to the NRA.

 

 

Something? Could you be more specific?

 



Somethink, if you’re Jacinda.

Elocution lessons for her, please. If you are going to make your living publicly speaking, at least learn how to do it correctly.

 

Poor, professor Higgins,

 

Oh, professor Higgins.


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networkn:

 

Crickets. 

 

 

These are really great eating - dried.  I went to a restaurant where they served them once in 5 minutes, medium rare as ordered - and apart from the disturbance from a silly old goat (with a personal hygiene problem) sitting in the corner ranting about politics - it was a terrific experience.

 

 

You'd be having a laugh, criticizing *anyone* about ranting. Anyways, hope you feel better getting a little dig in :) 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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