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  1. Blazer

     /  8th August 2020

    I must say what a smashing sort the National candidate for Auckland Central Ms Samarakone is.

    A billboard with her in a bikini and high heels…..and she would bolt…home.
    Hell I’d even vote for her…myself.

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    • David

       /  8th August 2020

      I knew you were a normal red blooded capitalist animal at heart Blazer, you just needed a little push to take the blue pill.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  8th August 2020

        A Damascus moment for B. I’ve never seen him moved to praise anyone ever before. Obviously the right candidates could streak home as well as making candidate selection meetings a must attend. Better tell Judith.

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        • Alpha and omega, I suspect, Alan.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  8th August 2020

            We can but hope for change, Kitty.

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            • Needless to say that the photo was not on a billboard, not of her wearing a bikini, not of her wearing high heels..it was taken from an old FB page and was of her in a fitness contest, wearing a leotard. It was circulated without her permission,.

  2. lurcher1948

     /  8th August 2020

    Ms Collins on National party NewstalkZB Monday morning,Ms Bennett on National Magic radio Monday morning so many Choices for the right,but Ms Arderns is sweeping towards victory without any help from the rightwing radio stations

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    • Jack

       /  8th August 2020

      https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12352295
      Jim Bolger thinks a National Greens coalition would be good. I’ve thought that for a while too. Farmers are green thinkers. It could help meld ideology with practicality and encourage nonpartisan politics. It’s strange that Greens seem to have a policy of No National.

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      • There have been plenty of strong indications that Green party members would never accept doing any sort of formal governing arrangement with National.

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        • Jack

           /  8th August 2020

          A pity. Shows them as closed minded, whereas green issues require creativity with team work applied to the few sound ideas. Is this what Mr Muller exemplified?
          Their No National stance makes obvious that the Greens have an unhelpful, probably dangerous, agenda. Authoritarians don’t listen. I wish the Labour vote would swallow them up. For that matter, I think FPP was more encouraging of non partisan politics than MMP. Although time will tell.
          Green politics is the way of the future. If Greens would be open minded they could govern with National as Grass Green! True Blue is out of date – hopefully.
          Just letting my bias out. We have a raggedy chair which I want recovered with grass green 100% woollen great quality fabric. Too expensive sadly, and impractical considering the worn out bones of the chair. Grass green is cheerful. The Greens should consider it if they are serious about democratic government. Perhaps they were never quality in the first place. Haven’t seen much of the new Sustainable Party. They might get listened to more over time if their individuals joined National?

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          • One real risk for the Greens is that if environmental policies go more mainstream via Labour and National the’re only points of difference will be more extreme climate actions and social reform.

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            • Jack

               /  8th August 2020

              The ‘more extreme’ would be good if it happened that way. Kiwis like the middle friendly safe ground.
              Activists get listened to too. It’s just not helpful to have them in Parliament. They don’t seem to have a clue.

            • Pickled possum

               /  8th August 2020

              Yes Jack I agree with your opinion about greens. They seemed to strayed from their original kaupapa.
              Billy TK is getting alot of support in Te Tai Tokerau. I wonder if his alliance with JLRoss will go as Mana and Internet parties combining went tho’.

      • David

         /  8th August 2020

        The Greens dont care all that much about the environment they should disband for Gaia and allow a German style capitalist type Green party to emerge and leave the rump to piss and moan about gender issues and other intersectionalty nonsense.
        On all evidence you need a level of wealth to have the spare capacity to be a good steward of the environment and a party that could seriously advocate that symbiosis should work. The Tesla party.

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  3. I wonder if Lurch and others who were condemning John Key and ACT for being in favour of relaxing the border restrictions for skilled and well-off migrants and totally distorting this (they want to throw the borders open and bring death in !!!!) will be squawking that the PM wants t do this. She has said that they are considering doing this.

    I doubt if the diehard Jacindamaniacs will be howling that SHE wants to open the borders to all comers and bring death in ( the latter being a totally scurrilous and unfounded allegation that should have been deleted)

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    • She has said that they are considering relaxing the restrictions for skilled workers….

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      • Wake up, PDs. She said it on camera and it was broadcast.

        When anyone from National says it, the Jacindamaniacs howl about them wanting open borders (which we have never had), but when the PM says it, it’s a great idea.

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  4. Corky

     /  8th August 2020

    Good gracious. I have just watch Jacinda preaching to her braying supporters. It was reminiscent of the John Key days when National celebrated another election win.

    No scruffy ferals in sight. They died with David Cunliffe’s political career. Everyone was well turned out and enthusiastic. I’m sure they could smell ‘other peoples money’ for years to come.

    Contrasting the next news item that had Judith and some dude who was in need of a personality transplant announcing Nationals list and the comparison was jarring…youth and vibrancy v old and frumpy.

    Hard to believe in years to come Jacinda will be one New Zealand’s most despised politicians. Even I can’t believe I’m writing this.

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    • jurcher1948

       /  9th August 2020

      Corky she will Not be dispised, but Corky you will go down the dunny where stupid hate filled rubbish get flushed down out of educated history..im willing to pull the chain

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      • Corky

         /  9th August 2020

        The hIve must be infected with vironna mite if you are the best they can do. Jacinda will be dispised, and NZ ers will beg National to fix things.

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      • Corky

         /  9th August 2020

        Hope you were watching Sunday tonight, Jurcher. Already the ire is rising. But of course you will probably think the people interviewed were lying. This is how it will start for Jacinda..and how it will end. You wouldn’t have clue about the real world.

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