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    Quote Originally Posted by winner69 View Post
    Bill English resigns and to leave Parliament

    Did great and honorable service over many years. Pity he got a few hospital passes along the way but that’s politics.

    Hope future is good to you.
    He can leave with his head held high. Did a great job to secure as many votes as National did. You cant put Winstons warped thinking on his shoulders. Only hope now is Gerry Brownlee does the same. (and that Judith Collins gets no where near the top job)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshuatree View Post
    The next National leader likely to fall? Not English, but his deputy with Bill being allowed to choose his exit point.
    He has chosen his exit.Done the best thing for his party to renew. Used the "family" card as one main reason, yeah right. Going in good humour i admire that. Legacy, none.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minimoke View Post
    He can leave with his head held high. Did a great job to secure as many votes as National did. You cant put Winstons warped thinking on his shoulders. Only hope now is Gerry Brownlee does the same. (and that Judith Collins gets no where near the top job)
    Ditto re Collins.

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    I keep hearing it said that Ms Collins is polarising. A few comments above that appear to agree with that. But why? She is popular in her electorate. The Oravida issue must surely be fading into the mists of time. She has forceful opinions on some subjects, but politicians should.

    Why do some hate her so much. Genuine question.

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    Will Paula "Hyperbowl" Bennett stay as deputy leader of the opposition? Please leave her there..

    Simon Bridges could be the main contender for leader, he seems to have good connections for funding. And they all know the rule that funding equates to votes in an election.

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    Yes keep her there lol.I was also hoping Bill would limp on a while but he's seen the juicy jobs JK has got. I think Bridges too, although he may be thinking ahead, maybe a caretaker PM and Bridges play for leadership after they lose the next election. But no he is a driven man, to be the top of their heap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshuatree View Post
    Yes keep her there lol.I was also hoping Bill would limp on a while but he's seen the juicy jobs JK has got. I think Bridges too, although he may be thinking ahead, maybe a caretaker PM and Bridges play for leadership after they lose the next election. But no he is a driven man, to be the top of their heap.
    Let's face it, Bridges doesn't have too much competition. In the cold light of day it's hard to get excited about Collins, Brownlee, Bennett, Nick Smith, Coleman, and Joyce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elZorro View Post
    Let's face it, Bridges doesn't have too much competition. In the cold light of day it's hard to get excited about Collins, Brownlee, Bennett, Nick Smith, Coleman, and Joyce.
    Not sure what point you´re making there EZ. None of the people you name, except maybe Collins, will be standing. I think we may see Mark Mitchell stand with Amy Adams or Nikki Kaye as a Deputy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshuatree View Post
    Yes keep her there lol.I was also hoping Bill would limp on a while but he's seen the juicy jobs JK has got. I think Bridges too, although he may be thinking ahead, maybe a caretaker PM and Bridges play for leadership after they lose the next election. But no he is a driven man, to be the top of their heap.
    Funny that Sir John did indeed get lots of juicy jobs, but not the ones lefties on this forum were predicting last term, with constant suggestions he was setting himself up as an Ambassador or High Commissioner.. How wrong was that, but lefties can´t think of anything other than ex politicians staying on the Government´s or Governmental organisation´s payroll. Michael Cullen, Helen Clarke, now Peter Hodgson etc etc etc. The list is endless.
    They struggle to find jobs in the private sector

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    Key was only going where the money was, self, self selfiekey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshuatree View Post
    "If Labour has the same sense of irony, perhaps it could offer English a seat on the board of the NZ Super Fund."

    The last few paragraphs of that article are quite amusing.

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    Things sure have looked up and got better since Jacinda and Grant been in charge of the purse strings. As grant increases borrowing to unprecedented levels Jacinda gots heaps more to spend -

    The Crown's financial position continues to track better than forecast. In the six months to December they recorded a +$1.1 bln OBEGAL surplus, compared to the expected +$300 mln. (That is up from the +$125 mln in the five months to November.) The full operating balance surplus is +$3.5 bln in six months. On an annual basis that is an OBEGAL surplus of $5.2 bln and the highest since just before the GFC in the year to July 2008.
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    With so many bulls around these days you can expect a lot of bulls#@t

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    Quote Originally Posted by winner69 View Post
    Things sure have looked up and got better since Jacinda and Grant been in charge of the purse strings. As grant increases borrowing to unprecedented levels Jacinda gots heaps more to spend -

    The Crown's financial position continues to track better than forecast. In the six months to December they recorded a +$1.1 bln OBEGAL surplus, compared to the expected +$300 mln. (That is up from the +$125 mln in the five months to November.) The full operating balance surplus is +$3.5 bln in six months. On an annual basis that is an OBEGAL surplus of $5.2 bln and the highest since just before the GFC in the year to July 2008.
    That's quite the financial legacy National left them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winner69 View Post
    Things sure have looked up and got better since Jacinda and Grant been in charge of the purse strings. As grant increases borrowing to unprecedented levels Jacinda gots heaps more to spend -

    The Crown's financial position continues to track better than forecast. In the six months to December they recorded a +$1.1 bln OBEGAL surplus, compared to the expected +$300 mln. (That is up from the +$125 mln in the five months to November.) The full operating balance surplus is +$3.5 bln in six months. On an annual basis that is an OBEGAL surplus of $5.2 bln and the highest since just before the GFC in the year to July 2008.
    W69, it has taken National nine years to just get close to the operating position that Labour held through their last term of office. And Labour grew the economy and labour force as well.

    Judith Collins has just put her hand up for the top opposition job, so the bloodletting begins..

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