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    Quote Originally Posted by belgarion View Post
    Actually MVT ... This thread was about my fellow Kiwis. Not about who would win. I was critical of their thought processes leading into the election. I see the outcome as an indictment on Kiwis' grasp of economics and fair play. I remain extremely dissapointed.
    I agree with your thoughts here Belge. By not replying, UU confirms what I suspected about the bigger accountancy firms, it's often all about tax. No matter what policies are in place, business owners will look after themselves to a large extent, they don't need a National govt to help with that. They just know there'll be a few extra perks if National are in. But these perks may not point in a good direction for the country as a whole, and that's why we're disappointed.

    I see the Labour leadership race has awakened interest in the political process. Like a business starting out with a listing on the NZX, we'll need nothing but good stories from them for the next three years. That will be the job of the new leader. My vote would go with David Shearer.

    Note FP, I refrained from mentioning you-know-what..
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    Look at the scoreboard! Look at the scoreboard!

    "Note FP, I refrained from mentioning you-know-what.. "

    You don't mean....not the....EPSOM TEA PARTY???!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by elZorro View Post
    I agree with your thoughts here Belge. By not replying, UU confirms what I suspected about the bigger accountancy firms, it's often all about tax. No matter what policies are in place, business owners will look after themselves to a large extent, they don't need a National govt to help with that. They just know there'll be a few extra perks if National are in. But these perks may not point in a good direction for the country as a whole, and that's why we're disappointed.

    I see the Labour leadership race has awakened interest in the political process. Like a business starting out with a listing on the NZX, we'll need nothing but good stories from them for the next three years. That will be the job of the new leader. My vote would go with David Shearer.

    Note FP, I refrained from mentioning you-know-what..
    David Shearer will do a lot less harm to Labour than Cunliffe, who is widely disliked by the public, but that's all that can be said for Shearer. Good bloke but no fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belgarion View Post
    Should be perfect then! Just like Key.
    Key's got plenty of get up and go. That's why he spends all day doing stuff he doesn't have to.

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    KEY is all Bullsh*t & no substance
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    Well he still the best choice of anyone available no matter what you think of him.

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    777 that is your opinion. Others do not agree
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    Can't think why you say Key has no fire. He fires aplenty - withering looks of disdain at any who disagree with him.

    And agree he's got plenty of get up and go, any time there's a camera nearby.

    The best choice available? More like the best of a bad offering, and probably only because of the hundreds of photo opportunities he wrangles. "Mr Popularity" "oh, I know who that is"

    And to think we've got one of his little lads in our town, who emulates his master to a t. Back by default.
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    I guess all is not lost, if there are a few about who don't religiously vote National (or worse, ACT).

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    With the press following his every move how the hell does he keep away from the camera? Helen had to put up with the same thing. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if Winston has appeared more times than John Key since the election

    And elZorro are there not a lot who religiously vote Labour(or worse,Greens). Sort of balances things out don't you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by POSSUM THE CAT View Post
    777 that is your opinion. Others do not agree
    That goes without saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 777 View Post
    With the press following his every move how the hell does he keep away from the camera? Helen had to put up with the same thing. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if Winston has appeared more times than John Key since the election

    And elZorro are there not a lot who religiously vote Labour(or worse,Greens). Sort of balances things out don't you think.
    Maybe some just vote on the 'unselfish' side more often. Chris Trotter had plenty of things to add on the Labour leadership battle today, some of it reported here.
    It would make sense for a team to be formed, but apparently Cunliffe has plans to leave if he doesn't get the leadership (another blog, impeccable sources?).
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    Quote Originally Posted by elZorro View Post
    Maybe some just vote on the 'unselfish' side more often. Chris Trotter had plenty of things to add on the Labour leadership battle today, some of it reported here.
    It would make sense for a team to be formed, but apparently Cunliffe has plans to leave if he doesn't get the leadership (another blog, impeccable sources?).
    I don't know how true that is, but Labour would certainly lift its popularity with him out of the way.

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    Yep, impeccable sources.

    (a) phone hacking

    (b) someone "accidentally" left a microphone in disguised form, switched on, in position to overhear a private conversation :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fungus pudding View Post
    I don't know how true that is, but Labour would certainly lift its popularity with him out of the way.
    FP, here's the page I found. I wonder if the accuracy of the source is better than the spelling..

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    Quote Originally Posted by elZorro View Post
    FP, here's the page I found. I wonder if the accuracy of the source is better than the spelling..
    I doubt that Parker could ever be minister of finance for obvious reasons.

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    So much for John Key's fabulous mandate a one seat majority he may have to kiss Winston's Feet or is he going begging to the Maori Party you can say state asset sales are off the menu
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    Quote Originally Posted by POSSUM THE CAT View Post
    So much for John Key's fabulous mandate a one seat majority he may have to kiss Winston's Feet or is he going begging to the Maori Party you can say state asset sales are off the menu
    If he needed to he'd just call a snap election. He'd bolt back in and Act would bring in several seats. So no need to worry.

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    Fungus Pudding Stop dreaming
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    Quote Originally Posted by POSSUM THE CAT View Post
    Fungus Pudding Stop dreaming
    Have a look at the polls.

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