More Labour disagreements

September 2nd, 2011 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

As an election gets closer, a party normally gets more disciplined. MPs are usually well versed in not offering views on issues that are not party policy, as a party won’t get elected if it has different MPs saying different things on what they want their party to do in Government.

Labour seems to be going the other way. Whale has audio of saying that you shouldn’t have an levy, and within 24 hours also saying you should have an levy.

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11 Responses to “More Labour disagreements”

  1. backster (2,185 comments) says:

    “Trevor Mallard saying that you shouldn’t have an earthquake levy, and within 24 hours also Shane Jones saying you should have an earthquake levy.”

    That’s because Jones is in the Jones Camp and Trev is racing round trying to find out which Camp will let him in.

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  2. KiwiGreg (3,260 comments) says:

    Stop picking on the retards.

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  3. Andrei (2,668 comments) says:

    National party supporters crowing over Labour misfortunes is just a distraction from the sad fact that National is little different from Labour.

    National is just another left wing party imposing intrusive big government legislation on the poor mug electorate.

    What a fricken joke

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  4. Bed Rater (239 comments) says:

    The real joke is DPF claims to have a libertarian outlook but his politics are actually “whatever National is running with”

    [DPF: I’ve blogged on why National should bring back youth minimum wage (or abolish min wage for under 18s) on a dozen or so occassions in the last 18 months to take just one example]

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  5. mikenmild (11,798 comments) says:

    Yawn.
    But wait, I actually saw Trevor and Shane come out of Bowen House together yesterday, but then they turned and went OPPOSITE ways along Lambton Quay. Something must be up!!

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  6. ben (2,384 comments) says:

    I’m with Trevor. Since you only get EQC coverage for buying regular insurance, what value can and does EQC add? Nothing, AFAIK. Just duplication of overheads.

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  7. gravedodger (1,573 comments) says:

    Aw cum n guys yer jus pickin on em coz theyr bl, na, ga, na, thick!! thats it thick f*kin soshlsts.
    It jus ain fair, it lectshun year intit. leve em alon.
    Te soshlusts no tey hav te bes techrs dion ther stuf.
    tats wy we hv a hol heep falin we jus cant say anyting boutit, mon eh

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  8. m@tt (632 comments) says:

    That’s pathetic, even judged by political blog standards.
    How does that compare to Phil Heatley being unable to follow through with the housing NZ evictions he promised?
    How about Paula Bennett writing that a benefit card was not on the agenda not long before National introduce it as policy?
    Come on. It’s little wonder Kiwiblog is known as nothing more than a national party propaganda machine. You are actually worse than that lefty blog, and they are pretty bad.

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  9. mickysavage (786 comments) says:

    Umm DPF

    You are kidding arn’t you?

    Two MPs have different views on something and this is evidence that the party is going to fall apart?

    Don’t you allow MPs to have opinions in National?

    Do you expect them borg like to abide by the will of Key no matter what?

    [DPF: Tax policy is probably the most critical policy of all parties, as it funds the other policies. The fact Labour MPs are disagreeing with each other and with their party’s own policy is indeed significant – esp this close to an election.

    It would have never happened under Helen]

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  10. toad (3,674 comments) says:

    My money’s on Jones winning this one, because he’s backing the Green Policy. Much of Labour’s policy has been appropriated from the Greens – notably $15 minimum wage, capital gains tax, tax-free income threshold, repeal Skynet – so on that form they would have to back an earthquake recovery levy too.

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  11. gravedodger (1,573 comments) says:

    For myself I never made any inquiries as to what EQC levies would deliver as I sought assurance that the cover required I was purchasing from my Agent/Broker from his principle company was adequate for my desires and needs.
    What EQC has delivered in the chaos following the chaos has been dismayingly short of the mental picture I entertained.

    I have blogged on this a couple of times at http://www.nominister.blogspot.com as I now see nothing in its performance that justifies its existence.

    Its existence has skewed risk and premium levels and as a reinsurance entity its historical performance has been less than adequate quite apart from its funds being a source of manipulation by successive governments.

    How many risk assessors without the back stop of a welfare based insurance fund run by a government, would have offered full comprehensive cover to property built on drained swamps as Bexley, Dallington et al, were. As a very long term resident around Christchurch you would not have got me near those Peat, swamp, sandhill, reclaimed areas for any money.

    EQC is right up there with “the old P&T, you know warehouses of redundant technology that had minimal value as scrap, waiting lists of months for a phone connection, outdated technology because they had bulk bought the hardware and a staff of thousands that were substantially replaced leaving many to face the redundancy that a blind man on a sick bed would have recognised.

    EQC is a crock of shit and we cannot afford to perpetrate it.

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