A Wellington debate

July 1st, 2014 at 4:30 pm by David Farrar

In Wellington on Thu 10 July is a political pub debate between Otago graduates National’s Paul Foster-Bell, Labour’s Grant Robertson, and the Greens’ Holly Walker.

If you want to attend it is on 10 July at St John’s Bar. 5.30pm for a 6.30pm start. If you can make it, RSVP to wellington1.alumni@otago.ac.nz.

Tags:

5 Responses to “A Wellington debate”

  1. Pete George (23,575 comments) says:

    Will Greens replace Holly Walker? It would be odd for her to take part now she is opting out of the Green list. They would be better giving exposure to someone who has a good chance of getting in on their list.

    Vote: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  2. hj (7,023 comments) says:

    Bryce Edwards who hosted this on his liberation blog:

    “Both in New Zealand and globally, the best of the leftwing tradition has always rejected small-minded nationalism, xenophobia and racism. In fact, leftists of an internationalist tradition have always favoured globalization and getting rid of national borders and barriers to migration. Progressive advocates of globalization of course do not defend a handful of rich imperialist countries, including New Zealand, dominating the world’s economy, but instead advocate an integrated and radically egalitarian world economy where production is based on social need and not on private profit. ”

    http://liberation.typepad.com/liberation/2012/02/guest-blog-post-john-moore-leftwing-xenophobia-in-new-zealand.html
    I bet he never gets harangued for his open borders position.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  3. Brett Hudson (4,740 comments) says:

    It would be odd for her to take part now she is opting out of the Green list.

    Really? Didn’t John Boscawen do the same thing in 2011?

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  4. ciaron (1,434 comments) says:

    Really? Didn’t John Boscawen do the same thing in 2011?

    Did he quit due to family commitments/situation requiring his attention?

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  5. Pete George (23,575 comments) says:

    Boscawen did opt out for genuine family reasons, but standing in an electorate was trying to give some semblance of continuity after Brash rolled Hide, hijacked ACT and inserted Banks. It looks like he did it out of loyalty to his party.

    Quite a different situation to the Greens who are doing well, are very well organised and have people queuing up to have a go. There’s little to be gained to have Walker campaigning. Better to give someone else the experience.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote