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Topic # 229220 13-Feb-2018 15:22
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https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/on-the-inside/350314/who-will-be-the-next-national-party-leader

 

 





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  Reply # 1956389 13-Feb-2018 15:24
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this could see a meltdown





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  Reply # 1956397 13-Feb-2018 15:38
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this could see a meltdown

 

 

For Labour?

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1956485 13-Feb-2018 17:42
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No surprises here, John Key deciding to step down at short notice was always a bad sign. Especially when the election was getting close.





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  Reply # 1956577 13-Feb-2018 20:09
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I just can't see National going for young AND female so that rules out Adams.

 

Joyce and Coleman have all the personality of damp squid.

 

Collins scares the crap out of most people (and rightly so, she makes Hilary look honest!)

 

Most of National's caucus hate Paula as much as the rest of the country.

 

Which pretty much only leaves Simon Bridges to me.





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  Reply # 1956664 13-Feb-2018 22:28
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Maybe Bridges.   Putting Judith Collins up against Jacinda would be like bringing back Ruth Richardson.    People will forgive politicians a lot if they like them.    Look at Kennedy and Reagan.




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  Reply # 1956759 14-Feb-2018 09:02
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Collins has just announced her candidacy for the leadership.

 

 





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  Reply # 1956776 14-Feb-2018 09:37
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Please, not Simon Bridges.

 

All the personality of a week old cabbage and these days, unfortunately, it's all about personality


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  Reply # 1956779 14-Feb-2018 09:42
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Please, not Simon Bridges.

 

All the personality of a week old cabbage and these days, unfortunately, it's all about personality

 

 

Then shouldn't that be fortunately?

 

What he does have is a lack of being involved in negative issues, he is clean


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  Reply # 1956865 14-Feb-2018 10:36
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What he does have is a lack of being involved in negative issues, he is clean

 

 

That's a pretty low bar you are setting for a possible future PM.


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  Reply # 1956922 14-Feb-2018 11:32
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tdgeek:

 

What he does have is a lack of being involved in negative issues, he is clean

 

 

That's a pretty low bar you are setting for a possible future PM.

 

 

Im not setting it but you will find its important. If a new PM has negative history, or not that well liked in the party or the public its a setback. Half the issues will revolve around the negative reputation. A good MP who is clean gets a fresh start, and for National right now that's important, a new leaf so to speak. They have a small number of high profile people that many dont like, airing that in public is the last they need. They praise unity and cohesion but thats a big stretch for a small select few, Crusher, Joyce ec


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  Reply # 1958128 14-Feb-2018 16:29
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We seem to have 2 threads discussing this now...


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  Reply # 1958148 14-Feb-2018 16:52
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Yes, this one has the correct title, the other vague title has the most content, including my last post which I quite like!

 

A title change to the old thread to something like this thread might be appropriate if MODS @michaelmurphy agree?

 

 




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  Reply # 1958161 14-Feb-2018 17:12
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I have no objection to them being merged.

 

 





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  Reply # 1958165 14-Feb-2018 17:15
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Yes, merge is better if the threads can be inserted chronologically. 


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  Reply # 1958293 14-Feb-2018 19:56
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I really liked this article from Bernard Hickey. It paints English as a fundamentally decent person. It's also not particularly complementary to John Key or Helen Clark which I found interesting.

 

https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/02/13/88676/a-compassionate-conservative

 

 


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