Having to pay people to join the Labour party

February 22nd, 2013 at 3:00 pm by David Farrar

YoungLabourWinStudent

are having to bribe people with the chance of a week’s worth of cash, to join the Labour Party.

Oh dear. I didn’t realise things were that bad.

But an interesting contrast considering how often Labour goes on about the evils of and pokie machines and the like – and they use a device as a recruitment device.

 

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33 Responses to “Having to pay people to join the Labour party”

  1. MikeG (425 comments) says:

    interesting that you mention gambling and pokies given that lack of interest you are paying to the damning editorials and newspaper columns about the Sky City convention centre deal.

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  2. Ryan Sproull (7,115 comments) says:

    But an interesting contrast considering how often Labour goes on about the evils of gambling and pokie machines and the like – and they use a gambling device as a recruitment device.

    Let’s all have a bit of a think about the differences between pokies and a one-off sweepstake marketing campaign to encourage sign-ups and see if any of them are relevant to the issue of gambling addiction.

    You start, DPF. Can you think of any?

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  3. thedavincimode (6,759 comments) says:

    Please don’t take this as an indication that the shameless thieving pricks are down-sizing the quantum of election bribes.

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  4. Manolo (13,746 comments) says:

    All socialists (Labour and Labour lite) are very adept at bribing people, e.g., WFF, interest-free loans, one week of student allowance, etc.

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  5. Ryan Sproull (7,115 comments) says:

    How shall we help those poor folk signing up to Young Labour over and over again to win a few hundred bucks, while their children go hungry and their bills unpaid?

    Who will take them in when they’re evicted from their homes, because all of their money was spent on repeated Young Labour membership fees in the hopes of winning a student allowance for a week?

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  6. RRM (9,917 comments) says:

    But an interesting contrast considering how often Labour goes on about the evils of gambling and pokie machines and the like – and they use a gambling device as a recruitment device.

    :lol: LOL yes because it is such a tragedy the way so many compulsive Labour Party joiners put their entire weekly income into the Young Labour Party, $20 at a time, until they can’t afford to feed their families or pay their rent/mortgage…

    Seriously dude, WTF??!?

    Have you started drinking already DPF? It’s a bit early isn’t it?

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  7. Elaycee (4,392 comments) says:

    Bribery. Hypocrisy. And now faux outrage from the usual card carrying lefties trying to deflect from the real issue…. young labour has had to offer a bribe in an effort to increase its membership.

    Business as usual from the red corner.

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  8. thedavincimode (6,759 comments) says:

    What next? Blowjobs?

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  9. Cunningham (844 comments) says:

    MikeG (272) Says:
    February 22nd, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    “interesting that you mention gambling and pokies given that lack of interest you are paying to the damning editorials and newspaper columns about the Sky City convention centre deal.”

    Seriously WHO GIVES A FUCK!!!! If the other bidders were able to match the SkyCity they would come forward now wouldn’t they? Are you prepared for your taxpayer dollars to go towards this when it could be paid for by the private sector? Also can someone please explain how having extra poklie machines is all of a sudden going to create extra gambling addicts? Is there a constant line up of potrential addicts outside SkyCity every day waiting to get a spare pokie machine to plough their money into? This issue has become such a fucking joke and in the mean time they have gone and built one in Australia.

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  10. KevinH (1,227 comments) says:

    This must be in breach of the Electoral Act, offering financial inducements ( bribe ) to join a political party.

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  11. Elaycee (4,392 comments) says:

    thedavincimode:

    What next? Blowjobs?

    But only if you can either nominate the ‘service provider’ or have total control of the light switch? 8O

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  12. RRM (9,917 comments) says:

    I don’t have any kind of card Elaycee.

    But your faux outrage is duly noted ;-)

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  13. cha (4,010 comments) says:

    Silly Labour, subsidising party pills is the way to go.

    http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2008/03/anderton_annoyed_at_act_on_campus.html

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10499274

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  14. sparky (235 comments) says:

    Bribing is Labour/Green’s main policy. You vote for us, and we will keep throwing you a few crumbs, now and again. There supporters just can’t see beyond the farce. Now there bribing the flock to join them. Disgusting.

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  15. dime (9,972 comments) says:

    “What next? Blowjobs?”

    *signs up*

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  16. stigie (1,172 comments) says:

    @ thedavincimode

    And facials ?

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  17. andyscrase (89 comments) says:

    I thought the entire edifice of socialism was built around bribing people with their own money

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  18. Redbaiter (8,801 comments) says:

    Davasleline and dime- you’re both as weak as piss, and stigie ain’t far behind you.

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  19. PhilP (163 comments) says:

    @ thedavincimode
    @ stigie

    Why not go the whole hog…..auction off anal sex with Charles Chauvel.

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  20. Redbaiter (8,801 comments) says:

    The most remarkable thing to me about this poster is its resemblance to an old soviet publication. Just missing the hammer and sickle emblem.

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  21. PhilP (163 comments) says:

    @ Redmasterbator….Get a life u precious thing. Can’t you see it’s called “taking the piss”… oops may be that will be
    raffled off too!!!

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  22. Redbaiter (8,801 comments) says:

    I don’t care what you call it fuckwit- its the kind of thing that identifies you as an ignorant inbred lowlife.

    Humour, as you apparently don’t know, has to have at least some element of wit.

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  23. RRM (9,917 comments) says:

    Now THAT would be a book worth reading.

    Redbaiter’s omnibus of favourite jokes, wit, and humorous anecdotes.

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  24. RRM (9,917 comments) says:

    I agree it is a very soviet looking poster though…

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  25. Johnboy (16,516 comments) says:

    Perhaps they should offer reverse face lifts so the student wimminn could look as ugly as the party wimmin! :)

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  26. Mobile Michael (451 comments) says:

    Cash incentives to join a political party? Next, cash payments for your vote!

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  27. Roflcopter (463 comments) says:

    Might wanna re-think signing up for the blowjobs, I hear Fenton’s running this one.

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  28. Reid (16,442 comments) says:

    Next, cash payments for your vote!

    KFC seems the preferred currency.

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  29. Michael (909 comments) says:

    @Reid – Hmmm, KFC. I’d sell my vote for a feed of KFC (but then I’m from Porirua)

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  30. pq (728 comments) says:

    Hard to believe this Farrar and it all tells me that the next NZGovt is best to find a Coalition partner and the choice is obvious

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  31. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,903 comments) says:

    Interesting to note the unusual curl on the end of their fern logo. Usually this is an indicator of of a plant under stress.

    My diagnosis is nematoad attack.

    Nematoads like Mallard, Cosgrove, Horomia, Little and such like.

    Fumigation with methyl bromide is the only answer.

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  32. hinamanu (2,352 comments) says:

    Uni’s are the thriving home of socialism……

    Where students have no historical knowledge and vote accordingly

    Most students are Greens aren’t they so why does Labour show such desperation?

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  33. itstricky (1,830 comments) says:

    Uni’s are the thriving home of socialism……
    Where students have no historical knowledge and vote accordingly

    I think I would call that, – the enthusiam of youth to attempt to change their, and their fellow human’s, situations.

    Before they become cynical old wrecked bastards like most of the population here.

    Fair enough post DPF but “Labour goes on about the evils of gambling” – yeah you’ve really over-reached your rant-o-meter into the stratosphere there, mate.

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