Silly Young Nationals

July 31st, 2010 at 9:20 pm by David Farrar

The Dom Post reports:

The board of the National Party will be asked to consider expelling one of its young members.

A falling-out among the Young Nats saw , 20, barred – and then reinvited – to the party conference this month.

Now some Auckland members have moved to put a motion before the board asking it to throw out the former northern regional chairwoman.

Young Nats president confirmed a motion would be put before the board at its meeting next month to consider “allegations” against Ms Mellow.

“There are people that have issues with her and they are discussing that with the board and I suppose expulsion could be one possibility. The only organ in the party that has the power to do that is the board. They haven’t been formally approached yet.”

Oh Good God. The Board, I am sure, will tell the aggrieved parties to stop wasting time trying to screw each other over, and instead spend more time on trying to screw Labour over.

Cactus Kate has her say on it here.

I’m just proud then when I was on the Executive, the only person we ever resolved to ask the Board to expel from the Party was the then Hon Winston Peters.

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21 Responses to “Silly Young Nationals”

  1. slightlyright (93 comments) says:

    It seems Daniel Fielding and Co are trying to give Rick Giles a run for his money in terms of whole can be the most repealing, alienating twit. I used to be a member of young nats but now I just stick with the main party as the executive has turned into a bunch of embarassments who havn’t got a personality to rub together between them

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  2. RRM (9,924 comments) says:

    Spoiled children, fighting over who’s in charge of the clubhouse. There’s nothing of any consequence happening here. This is only news because journalism = watching your computer, waiting for press releases to appear in your inbox.

    And 20yo kids still living off Mum & Dad’s success, extolling with a straight face the virtues of hard work investment and entrepreneurship, and railing against taxes they’ve never had to pay and the wrongs of a society at which their ignorant innocent little faces have long suckled, deserve a slap about the face. Not media attention.

    Get a haircut. Get a real job.

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  3. kelsey (29 comments) says:

    I’ve met Emma at a few events and found her mature and pleasant, and decently right wing, in contrast to some of the young nats… Would love to know more but instinctively support Emma.

    Plus she can sing!

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  4. Hurf Durf (2,860 comments) says:

    And 20yo kids still living off Mum & Dad’s success, extolling with a straight face the virtues of socialism, public ownership and enviromentalism, and arguing for taxes they’ve never had to pay and the wrongs of a society at which their baby boomer idealist parents have helped create, deserve a slap about the face.

    FTFY Greentard.

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  5. George Patton (349 comments) says:

    Stupid Young Nats.

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  6. George Patton (349 comments) says:

    That’s surprising to hear you say this A1kmm.

    What do you think about Chris Carter and Phil Goff then?

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  7. RKBee (1,344 comments) says:

    Oh Good God. The Board, I am sure, will tell the aggrieved parties to stop wasting time trying to screw each other over, and instead spend more time on trying to screw Labour over.

    Ha Ha… who needs the young nats to screw Labour… they’re busy screwing themselves.

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  8. BlairM (2,339 comments) says:

    It is unsurprising that there is a lot of backstabbing in a party which mainly exists to push selfish ideologies.

    If we are going to have a pissing contest between Left and Right as to who has the most infighting, I think A1kmm is going to struggle.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alliance_(New_Zealand)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_of_New_Zealand
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Anderton

    Nor are the Greens immune – how about that Sue Bradford huh.

    Sorry, you and your selfish ideologies lose.

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  9. Manolo (13,775 comments) says:

    Ought to be a quarrel between mentally handicapped youngsters (what other way to define someone who joins the oxymoronic “Young Nats”?)

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  10. tvb (4,422 comments) says:

    This is handbags at dawn stuff. It is doubtful anything the young nats do affects the party at large. But the Young Nat leader needs to get a grip show some leadership or piss off. That is the message he should get.

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  11. nickb (3,687 comments) says:

    Why would these greasy combed-over nerds want to expel probably the only girl who has ever talked to them?

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  12. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    She could be slightly right wing and anti-socialist. Can’t have people like that in the Nat’s.

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  13. Viking2 (11,471 comments) says:

    Invite her to join the ACT. Anyone that age, right wing is not for the National Party.

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  14. dutchie down south (25 comments) says:

    believe me, this is not the only backstabbing going on within the young Nats….(yes I can prove this)..people are excluded because they don’t fit the “profile” set by the Auckland crowd..
    Shame, because they are the future of the party

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  15. RKBee (1,344 comments) says:

    dutchie down south .. Shame, because they are the future of the party.

    The Auckland crowd are the future of NZ politics… So the Nats have a bright future.

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  16. theodoresteel (91 comments) says:

    The Auckland Young Nats are entirely to blame for this. It’s a sad indictment on their city.

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  17. sbw (44 comments) says:

    In the interests of fairness, it would be helpful for person(s) to ask Northern YN as to why they put forward the motion in the first place. It was a lot more than a mere “falling out”.

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  18. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    She hid the 20 sided dice while they were playing D&D, she HAS to go!

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  19. glubbster (344 comments) says:

    I do not know Emma, but a crazy person is a crazy person, male or female. This is not to say Emma is crazy (have not met her), more a general statement about treating girls and guys on their merits not by their sex.
    The presumption that having a female in the YN/on the YN exec, is something one should keep at all costs rest on the fact that females bring in females. Also that, an average looking female is somehow preferable to a whole lot of geeks.
    Ironically, experience suggests that the best way to get female members is to have good looking, outgoing and sociable male members…dont know if I need to explain how obvious this is?
    Also, a guy with any charm or social acumen would stay away from dating most if not all YN girls, why limit yourself to a rare species when there is a massive Uni and social pond out there.
    I do not know the allegations, its unfortunate for both Emma and the YN that someone has taken this public though.
    Having said all that, there is no way should anyone be expelled from the party in this fashion no matter how bad the allegations.

    As an aside, I have always said rebrand the YN, let the rebranded YN have differing views to the Party itself….still waiting..

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