The Nation – Willie Jackson on Maori campaign

Willie Jackson talks to as Labour prepares to launch its campaign for the Maori seat.

He says that Labour are sure to get “32, 33, 35%”.

He claims Labour are polling in Maori seats and they are going “pretty well”. He expects Labour to win six seats and possibly seven, taking Te Ururoa Flavell’s Waiariki seat.

He says Labour’s Tamati Coffey are within 1% and 5 or 6 % of Flavell.

He says that Labour are talking to Green Party electorate candidates to try and work together in the Maori seats. He says “obviously Greens should work with us”.

Charter schools that Jackson supports – he says if the school is doing well ‘there should not be any problems whatsoever”. He says they will work with any government that works for their kids.

On Turei – he has sympathy but “of course it’s not ok to break the law”.

How damaging is it to Labour? He’s not worried.

“Winston is stealing some of our votes”.

 

 

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  1. PDB

     /  July 29, 2017

    Willie is mates with Martyn Bradbury and it shows.

    Pin his predictions and post-election wonder why the MSM get him to talk about anything other than how to secure free taxpayer money.

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    • Gezza

       /  July 29, 2017

      Willie? He’s provocative, extremist, a loudmouth, bit of a bigot maybe – weeny bit deluded at times – & a sensationalist. Excellent copy & sound bites for an msm addicted to that shit.

      We’ve got one here – not me, of course – but Willie also has a fairly broad & subtle sense of humour

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      • PDB

         /  July 29, 2017

        Willie was in a small Mangere Bridge café I happened to (unfortunately) be at. Over his breakfast he then preceded to speak (shout) to his companion at the very top of his voice, drop names, and continually look around to see who was looking at him.

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        • Gezza

           /  July 29, 2017

          Did you wave at him, & with how many fingers? 🖖 👌 ✋ 🤘 🖕 😳❓

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          • PDB

             /  July 29, 2017

            Everybody looked up in annoyance and thought he was a bit of a w****r as he was so loud it was near-impossible for anybody else to have a conversation. He was like a kid looking for attention – obviously a loudmouth ‘it’s all about me’ sort of guy.

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            • Gezza

               /  July 29, 2017

              c thinks I’m like that. What do you reckon?

            • Gezza

               /  July 29, 2017

              I’m serious PDB. I can’t see myself thru the eyes of others. I pay attention to your opinions because they’re well-thought out & considered. Popping down to NW for some supplies. Quite happy to be told something unpleasant if I that’s wot u think. I’m anonymous on a message board, & feedback’s just feedback to me.

            • PDB

               /  July 29, 2017

              I find you more open-minded than most on here and willing to debate the issues from alternative perspectives. You are also always actively involved on this forum and all forums need such people to further generate discussion and debate. Perhaps your only failing is you actually care about what others think on here about yourself & your views?

            • Gezza

               /  July 29, 2017

              ❤️ Correct. But it’s not a failing. Just who I am. It’s not my fault. Either genes or upbringing or both, probably. Thank you mate. Seriously.

            • PDB

               /  July 29, 2017

        • Corky

           /  July 29, 2017

          Gezza’s shopping…and the blog has gone dead. Lets hope he hurries back. His beautiful spirit attracts the posters.

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          • Gezza

             /  July 29, 2017

            ❤️ 😘
            Doubt it – but very sweet of you to say.
            1414 hours.

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  2. Corky

     /  July 29, 2017

    Willy needs a reality check. Without the lush government contracts he picked up, he would still be a Union Rep and Bouncer….with limited public recognition.

    The story here is not what Willy thinks will happen come the election. It’s what happens post election, win or lose. Either way its a dead-end street for the rambunctious Jackson.

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  3. PDB

     /  July 29, 2017

    Willie: ““Winston is stealing some of our votes”.

    And the Greens no doubt are stealing Labour’s welfare-bludger vote & it wouldn’t surprise me if the Maori party is looking a better option for those Maori that normally automatically vote Labour.

    Somehow this all adds up to “Labour are sure to get “32, 33, 35%” in Willie’s mind. In reality ’22, 23, 25%’ being far more likely.

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  6. Gezza

     /  July 29, 2017

    On Turei – he has sympathy but “of course it’s not ok to break the law”.

    Mad cow’s disease I reckon. Only possible explanation I can think of that had ‘t akready been well-argued. She’s up to her neck in doggy do & the punters just aren’t gonna give her a free pass, imo. I could be wrong of course. Can hardly wait for the next polls tho. Might even be a Czech Exit coming up?

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    • Gezza

       /  July 29, 2017

      😡
      Soz. * … hasn’t akready been well-argued.

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    • PDB

       /  July 29, 2017

      In the next polls look for TOP to move a % or 2 at the expense of the Greens who in turn will not drop as much as expected having picked up some beneficiary vote at the expense of Labour. Winston to also be on the up with National firming around 45%.

      Labour to be in freefall as its probable post-election ‘partners’ attack them pre-election like piranhas…..

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      • Gezza

         /  July 29, 2017

        I will. I think you might well be correct.

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        • Gezza

           /  July 29, 2017

          Not sure about Winston. Might be no change.

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          • PDB

             /  July 29, 2017

            I think the more conservative component of the remaining Labour vote (that still would never vote National regardless of what they offered) might continue to trickle to Winston in order to keep the benefit-fraud loving Green Party in check.

            Everybody likes to vote for the winning team – NZL First is almost nailed on to be part of the next govt which can’t be said of any other party at present.

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            • Gezza

               /  July 29, 2017

              Gawd, I hate this. I can see your argument, but the prospect of Winston in government, with his personality & track record, could just either implode or explode the next coalition. Wonder how long it could hold together. If it does, I wouldn’t totally rule out that we might end up with a collection of negotiated policies that might actually do some good for, say, the regions, but at what cost, taxwise, & can you see such a coalition being anything but fractious?

            • PDB

               /  July 29, 2017

              Yep, hence why many think the parties forming the next govt will actually be the losers further down the track. I’ll personally vote for National because regardless of all their failings they are streets ahead of anybody in actually being able to run a successful economy. After all you can only pay for all these socialist policies if the economy is generating enough income/ cost are kept in check or else you go down the road of taking on further debt in a time that we should begin paying it back.

              Probably the first election ever where I wouldn’t really mind if National sit on the opposition benches for a term as the disaster of a Labour-Greens-NZL First govt would become etched in the minds of voters for decades to follow.

            • Blazer

               /  July 29, 2017

              @PDB…there is no evidence that National are particularly adept at running the economy. Historically. ..quite..the opposite. Again they have created a mess for someone else to..fix.

            • PDB

               /  July 29, 2017

              Proven your theory wrong many times before on here – really can’t be bothered successfully arguing the point again.

              Let’s just stick with the ‘today’ – are you telling me you think a Labour-Greens-NZL First group running the economy is a success story and will be better for the economy than the current National grouping? Keep in mind you have rattled on previously about high National debt (seemingly oblivious to a major GFC and earthquakes) and Labour have said they will borrow even more to pay for all their promises whilst National has committed to start paying down this debt. Go for it……..

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