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  #1894293 2-Nov-2017 14:55
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networkn:

 

elpenguino:

 

It is noticeable how little media oxygen national are getting right now. that makes it harder for them to connect to voters - we aren't hearing the most effective opposition that we were promised. As you say, they have also maxed out the national vote at 45% and they have no foreseeable partners on the horizon.

 

I would not bet on them regaining power for at least 2 terms. National will drop bill - the question is when?

 

 

I think you are just stirring here. Why would you expect opposition to get any attention right now? The Government hasn't really done anything. As others have pointed out, they are still unpacking their boxes. I expect much the same as National gets themselves prepared. 

 

Hopefully National do a better job in opposition than the awful job Labour did, but that takes time to arrange, to decide on what to oppose (as compared to Labour who blindly opposed everything without any logical reasoning).

 

 

National are relaxing a bit after a tough campaign and watching all the new Ministers make promises that wernt in any coalition agreement and wernt funded. Both Little and the new Defence guy are both firing new polices without it seems any sign off from cabinet. I see JAcinda just cancelled a new road today whilst visiting Mayor of Auckland. Good to see they are taking lot of advice from officials and consulting with each other.


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Pumpedd: National are relaxing a bit after a tough campaign and watching all the new Ministers make promises that wernt in any coalition agreement and wernt funded. Both Little and the new Defence guy are both firing new polices without it seems any sign off from cabinet. I see JAcinda just cancelled a new road today whilst visiting Mayor of Auckland. Good to see they are taking lot of advice from officials and consulting with each other.

 

 

I mean there are typos, there are genuine mistakes ... and then there is this abomination. One thing I want out of the current government, more money for education... STAT!


 
 
 
 


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  #1894360 2-Nov-2017 18:21
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dwilson:

Pumpedd: National are relaxing a bit after a tough campaign and watching all the new Ministers make promises that wernt in any coalition agreement and wernt funded. Both Little and the new Defence guy are both firing new polices without it seems any sign off from cabinet. I see JAcinda just cancelled a new road today whilst visiting Mayor of Auckland. Good to see they are taking lot of advice from officials and consulting with each other.



I mean there are typos, there are genuine mistakes ... and then there is this abomination. One thing I want out of the current government, more money for education... STAT!



I hope it made you feel good being so petty.

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  #1894364 2-Nov-2017 18:43
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dwilson:

Pumpedd: National are relaxing a bit after a tough campaign and watching all the new Ministers make promises that wernt in any coalition agreement and wernt funded. Both Little and the new Defence guy are both firing new polices without it seems any sign off from cabinet. I see JAcinda just cancelled a new road today whilst visiting Mayor of Auckland. Good to see they are taking lot of advice from officials and consulting with each other.



I mean there are typos, there are genuine mistakes ... and then there is this abomination. One thing I want out of the current government, more money for education... STAT!



Wow, there many reasons why there maybe mistakes. It must be awesome being infallible.




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  #1894411 2-Nov-2017 19:39
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I have just spanked myself severely for not reading what I wrote before I posted it. 

 

It was inexcusable and I am deeply ashamed and apologetic.


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  #1894422 2-Nov-2017 20:03
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dwilson:

 

Pumpedd: National are relaxing a bit after a tough campaign and watching all the new Ministers make promises that wernt in any coalition agreement and wernt funded. Both Little and the new Defence guy are both firing new polices without it seems any sign off from cabinet. I see JAcinda just cancelled a new road today whilst visiting Mayor of Auckland. Good to see they are taking lot of advice from officials and consulting with each other.

 

 

I mean there are typos, there are genuine mistakes ... and then there is this abomination. One thing I want out of the current government, more money for education... STAT!

 

 

I have to admit that I was considering an apology to you in the other thread. An apology because I may have come across as assuming (in your eyes only) that I find you repulsive when, indeed, all I saw was nothing less than a repulsive attitude towards others in your rather obnoxious post.

 

Sadly you have outdone yourself this time. I hope you put this right!


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  #1894439 2-Nov-2017 20:50
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dwilson:

 

Pumpedd: National are relaxing a bit after a tough campaign and watching all the new Ministers make promises that wernt in any coalition agreement and wernt funded. Both Little and the new Defence guy are both firing new polices without it seems any sign off from cabinet. I see JAcinda just cancelled a new road today whilst visiting Mayor of Auckland. Good to see they are taking lot of advice from officials and consulting with each other.

 

 

I mean there are typos, there are genuine mistakes ... and then there is this abomination. One thing I want out of the current government, more money for education... STAT!

 

 

I have to admit that I was considering an apology to you in the other thread. An apology because I may have come across as assuming (in your eyes only) that I find you repulsive when, indeed, all I saw was nothing less than a repulsive attitude towards others in your rather obnoxious post.

 

Sadly you have outdone yourself this time. I hope you put this right!

 

 

I suggest you refrain from more of this crap now.


 
 
 
 


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#1894483 3-Nov-2017 01:22
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elpenguino:

 

As the election dust settles, it will be natural for some in the national party to wonder if they need to jettison a leader who has lead the party to defeat twice.

 

Do you think there will be a leadership tussle? Who is a likely candidate?

 

Changing leaders creates a vacuum of history and trust - things bill english has built up over his decades in parliament. On the other hand, there is those 2 defeats.

 

I dunno.

 

Is it worth holding onto him and hoping history doesn't repeat (again) ?

 

 

 

 

Why has Judith Collins been promoted to the opposition front bench? Is it to keep her quiet and supportive of Bill English? To head off a probable challenge for the leadership by Paula Bennett? Or has Bill 'anointed her' as his chosen successor, because he realises he hasn't got long to go as leader of the opposition?  


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  #1894484 3-Nov-2017 01:36
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Varkk:

 

I felt Bill was planning on retiring at the end of this parliamentary term if he won. I felt his leadership was meant to be as unoffensive as possible to keep National's popularity up from Key's time to win the election. Then take the next term to build up the profile of a new leader ready for him to hand it off for the next election. With the loss I suspect we will see him step down before he is taken down. Wouldn't be surprised if National had a new leader by Christmas.

 

 

I'm with Fred99 on this, a change of leadership would be folly given they don't have a natural replacement. I think they should have conversations and meetings and work out a strategy, work toward grooming a replacement. 

 

 

 

 

Why has he promoted Judith Collins to the opposition front bench? It's making her a rival to any leadership challenge by Paula Bennett IMO...


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  #1894519 3-Nov-2017 08:20
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MaxLV:

 

networkn:

 

Varkk:

 

I felt Bill was planning on retiring at the end of this parliamentary term if he won. I felt his leadership was meant to be as unoffensive as possible to keep National's popularity up from Key's time to win the election. Then take the next term to build up the profile of a new leader ready for him to hand it off for the next election. With the loss I suspect we will see him step down before he is taken down. Wouldn't be surprised if National had a new leader by Christmas.

 

 

I'm with Fred99 on this, a change of leadership would be folly given they don't have a natural replacement. I think they should have conversations and meetings and work out a strategy, work toward grooming a replacement. 

 

 

 

 

Why has he promoted Judith Collins to the opposition front bench? It's making her a rival to any leadership challenge by Paula Bennett IMO...

 

 

I think Judith Collin's would be the only person that would put up a leadership challenge, and by promoting her Bill has taken the wind out of her sails. I think (and hope) that the rest of Nats front bench has enough experience and hindsight to see that there's nothing more powerful in the public eye than consensus on leadership, and nothing that destroys faith in the party as much as fights over leadership (labour is sitting across the bench as a prime example of that). if they want to change, fight it out inside, out of the public view. 


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  #1894975 3-Nov-2017 21:23
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networkn:

 

elpenguino:

 

It is noticeable how little media oxygen national are getting right now. that makes it harder for them to connect to voters - we aren't hearing the most effective opposition that we were promised. As you say, they have also maxed out the national vote at 45% and they have no foreseeable partners on the horizon.

 

I would not bet on them regaining power for at least 2 terms. National will drop bill - the question is when?

 

 

I think you are just stirring here. Why would you expect opposition to get any attention right now? The Government hasn't really done anything. As others have pointed out, they are still unpacking their boxes. I expect much the same as National gets themselves prepared. 

 

Hopefully National do a better job in opposition than the awful job Labour did, but that takes time to arrange, to decide on what to oppose (as compared to Labour who blindly opposed everything without any logical reasoning).

 

 

From Bill English:

 

Bill English has revealed the roles his MPs will hold as National "pushes the button on Opposition" - saying the party will use its size to frustrate progress for the new Government.

Parliament resumes next week and English today announced the portfolios he has assigned to his team, including a big promotion for Judith Collins.

"You should expect more tension and more pressure in the Parliament, and particularly through the select committee process. Because we are the dominant select committee party," English said.

"And that is going to make a difference to how everything runs - it's not our job to make this place run for an incoming Government that is a minority.

"You will get to understand that it is a minority Government with a majority Opposition, and the Greens as the support party. That is how we are going to run it...we have no obligation to smooth [Labour's] path. None whatsoever."

 

In other words, because they are the biggest party and that will be reflected in select committees, they will do whatever they can to obstruct the government - "just because" they are the biggest.

 

I see JAcinda just cancelled a new road today whilst visiting Mayor of Auckland. Good to see they are taking lot of advice from officials and consulting with each other.

 

Good to see you are commenting about something you probably just read in the news and seem to have no prior knowledge of or have done little research? Labour and the Greens campaigned on cancelling the East West Link. It was up until cancellation going through a Board of Enquiry on whether it should proceed, and by all accounts it was not being look upon favorably. In any case the decision to cancel spending $1.8billion was well forecast - just because you didn't pay attention doesn't mean it didn't happen. 

 

 


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  #1896854 7-Nov-2017 14:37
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MaxLV:

 

Why has he promoted Judith Collins to the opposition front bench? It's making her a rival to any leadership challenge by Paula Bennett IMO...

 

 

She has a personal style well suited to being in opposition. 

 

She made Twyford look like a chump on TV while seemingly being motherly toward him and also made Nash look like a fool and he wasn't even there.

 

 





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  #1896868 7-Nov-2017 15:11
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The best thing that National can do is let Labour hang itself, choose it's moments and then let fire with stats and proof to back up their claims. 

 

 


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networkn:

 

The best thing that National can do is let Labour hang itself, choose it's moments and then let fire with stats and proof to back up their claims. 

 

 

And/or do what they did yesterday.





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  #1907685 25-Nov-2017 14:46
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Some terrific work here (not):

 

https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/order-paper-questions/written-questions/

 

Machine-gunning about 350 pointless written questions a day - vandalising the political process - pack of sore losers.

 

 

 

 


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