Thankfully he'll be in opposition and hopefully ineffective. I hate them way he's only in it for him - just like last time!
"I don't want baubles of office"
Next minute......Foreign Minister and jet setting around the office!
Too smarmy and misleading IMO.
How do you know Winstons lying?
He opens his mouth!
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They all lie. Every single one of them. NZ First will remain in the opposition benches and will vote on an issue by issue basis. Hell of a lot more honest than the supply and confidence agreements which basically means the minor parties will roll over on pretty everything to pick up the crumbs from the major party.
It's suprising how strong Labour are in Christchurch, currently winning 4 of the 5 seats and the special votes should go in their favour. Is that usually the way Christchurch votes?
Christchurch is (apparently) a traditional Labour stronghold, so the fact that it's so close is more about how well National have done rather than the opposite.
Conservatives went well considering lack of nation-wide publicity. Weakness of MMP that parties with less votes get MP's (Act,United Future, Maori parties) while Greens and Winston Party get their share of MPs due to their achieving 5% threshold. I hope that the revamped sytsem adopts a threshold that encourages rather than discourages a vote for a minor party.
That's why I asked. I assumed it would be pro National.
It seems Labour is only ever popular in the 4 main centres where they've lost a lot of ground and now the West Coast, maybe due to Pike River?
The Conservatives have done really well when you look at where they have come from with so little publicity.
In the last election NZ First achieved 4.8% of the vote which out stripped United Future, ACT and the Maori party by some way but missed out completely due to holding no seat and being 0.2% short of the 5% threashold so it works for and against minor parties.
Yeah, that's why I voted for a change from MMP, but hopefully the reviewed MMP provides a more accurate reflection of the voting public.
But I was stumped that the majority of people who didn't want MMP wanted FPP. So I'd rather keep MMP than have FPP.
Yeah both of the referendum results stumped me. I would have thought after the anti smacking law that that may have been the straw that broke the camels back with MMP.....but 30%+ wanting FPP????? Stunned by that really.