The evidence shows that people just don’t care about asset sales: The protests are tiny. It was the defining issue at the last election and turnout was the lowest since 1887. Labour based its election campaign on opposing sales and got its worst result since 1928. National promoted the policy and got its best result since 1951. Now the greens need to pay people to collect signatures for a referendum.
In 2014 the sky will not have fallen and the issue will be all but forgotten.
Not the smallest protest though – that lone anti-abortion guy has been keeping the stone wall at the RH side of the main Lambton Quay gate warm for years…
I work near the Chinese consulate in Auckland, and quite often there is a silent Falun Gong protest out the front
Once, there was one just guy there holding a banner that said something like ‘Together, we will fight Chinese oppression’
Together? with who? I found that quite amusing
Guess what I just heard on Checkpoint? A long interview with someone described as “an Auckland businessman who has opposed asset sales” but who was sounding like your typical average lefty loon. Since when has RadioNZ been in the business of taking a partisan stance on something and setting it up like a serious interview.
I’ve never before heard of such a thing.
(Yes I’m being sarcastic, but seriously, this is outright propaganda. Have a listen to it when they post the link. Complete deadpan from the interviewer, as if she really wasn’t interviewing a screaming loony lefty.)
jessica mutch on tv1 making much of the widespread protests across the country.( 2 protests)
close up shots of what look like escapees from an asylum (closed due to right wing cost saving and leftist anti institutionalisation as being out on the street is better than being in a big building)
One labour MP shouting “bugger”. I wonder why?
No long shots though.
Barry Soper on Prime got it right. He said Labour and the Greens should have got going when the gummint announced it’s plans way back if they really wanted to stop this. Is he saying they don’t really want to stop the sales? Interesting.
Tuwharetoa hope to ‘negitiate’ their concerns with Government rather than seeking an injunction.
I guess this is about the water rights, as with Wanganui iwi, which Peter Dunne said were not involved …
I saw them walking down Lambton Quay and I thought they must be part of a bigger group who had finished a protest march. There were about 14 of them. I reminded them that “we won – you lost – eat that”. He asked about my kids future – I advised him that they will enjoy starting their own portfolio from the shares I buy for them in each sale. I also appreciated that his actions were probably going to suppress demand which meant I could buy more and even better make more money.
Ouch. He did not like that