Media watch – Sunday

17 February 2019

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  1. NOEL

     /  17th February 2019

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12203926
    They were claiming breach of their human rights on returning to the UK?

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  17th February 2019

      It doesn’t say so, but I wouldn’t be surprised.

      The UK would be claiming a breach of THEIR human rights because this lot came back 😀

  2. High Flying Duck

     /  17th February 2019

    Well China may be heading out the door for ongoing trade and tourism, but at least we have a burgeoning relationship with India being nurtured…

    • NOEL

       /  17th February 2019

      India has been saying it has proof it wasn’t a separative group but Pakistan.
      Yet to see the proof.

      • High Flying Duck

         /  17th February 2019

        So the Pakistani terrorist group claimed responsibility and released a video, but we’re waiting on evidence? While the US, China, Russia, the EU, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Malaysia & Canada have all issued strong statements?

        “The Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) claimed responsibility for the horror and released a video clip of the suicide bomber, a ‘commander’ identified as Adil Ahmad Dar, which it claimed was shot before the young man carried out the strike in Lethpora, about 30 km from Srinagar.”

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  17th February 2019

      Jacinda Ardern sent a ‘heartfelt’ (the reporter’s word) letter to the family of a young mother who committed suicide. The family was surprised and wondered how she knew, and why she called the mother by her nickname ‘Jo’ and the father, Anthony, ‘Tony’. That is really quite strange and a bit rude, when you think about it.

      I would find this distinctly intrusive, to be honest. How did the PM hear about it and find the family ? It’s really none of her business.

      • Mother

         /  18th February 2019

        Yes. Strange, sickening and distressing. I wish this sort of nonsense would stop. Jacinda behaves as though we’re all one big happy (or sad) family of comrades.

        Meanwhile – how do we move forward safely looking toward the next 500 years?

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  18th February 2019

          I thought that it was, especially the use of the diminutives, It’s a real cheek, I think, I’d be quite angry.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  18th February 2019

          I’d be wanting to know how she knew; it would feel like being spied on. How can it be heart-felt when she doesn’t know the people ? It’s a real invasion of privacy, I think.