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Monday, October 17, 2005

Government agreements

So Labour has stitched together a slimy deal with the Slime Minister (Dunne) and the Tailors Dummy. If you want to know what they say you can watch paint dry, watch the grass grow, pull wings off a couple of flies and then go to the links below. The first three conquests are definitely more interesting.

In all honesty the agreements are jargonised mush. They mean nothing. Plenty of reviews and agreements to agree (what does that mean?). Actually, the Greens have the largest agreement despite being on the outer.

And I'll say this now. Anyone who thinks this will go six months should reconsider. I will go on record and say it will go the full term if NZ Last doesn't self-destruct. If it does there is still the Greens and there will be some NZ Last MP's who will vote with the Government. Besides, I really can't be bothered campaigning again in six months. Surely y'all don't want to go through all this again in that time? I'm pretty sure Winston doesn't.

It's a bit hard to campaign from London with a Glenfiddich in one hand and a Dunhill Blue in the other!

NZ Last agreement

The Slime Minister

The Green Eyed Monsters

Posted by Gooner | 10/17/2005 08:24:00 PM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since your pre-election predictions included: a National landslide, ACT above 5% and the total destruction of the Greens, aren't you a little wary of making bold prophecies about future political developments?

10/17/2005 09:09:00 PM  
Blogger Aaron Bhatnagar said...

ACT might not, but I'm sure National would love to go to the polls in 6 months time.

10/17/2005 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Chrongen said...

I seem to recall in 2002 after the election Clark said she rejected NZ First in any confidence and supply / coalition talks because of the 'deplorable policies' of NZ First. I notice that on Close Up tonight she wasn't smug at all, almost downtrodden I thought. Imagine Jordan and Co now having to defend Winnie ! I do think however that MP's like Ron Mark are good...should be in National.

10/17/2005 09:14:00 PM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

The Foreign Affairs post is ideal really, from Clarks perspective of maintaining control. Winston can go off meeting foreign leaders and having his photo taken around the world while his mostly useless party offers Labour little to no resistance in Parliament on areas outside the agreement. He may not make it to Prime Minister, but he's come damned close.

It's certainly going to be an interesting couple of years.

Imagine how pissed Permanent Resident voters and foreign-born citizens will be that Labour screwed them over like this.

10/17/2005 09:22:00 PM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

oops - mostly useless excludes Ron Mark. Good point Chrongen. He should be appointed Minister for Defense.

10/17/2005 09:23:00 PM  
Blogger Ackers1 said...

It's a match made in heaven. Winnie and Lord Downer of Baghdad. 2 totally useless puffballs strutting the world stage. The antipodean revenge!

10/17/2005 09:37:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Lord Downer now is he? My, leave Australia for a few months and look what happens.

Anyway Ackers1, when is Australia going to announce that Oct 15 (or is it Oct 16) is Christian II Day (Fred II day?), and make it a Public Holiday? Maybe you can swap it for Queen's Birthday?

10/17/2005 10:06:00 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Anon, this is the end of the Greens. They are no longer relevant even to the left.

This shambles reminds me of an ink-blot of a cross-stitch my grandmother did after she lost her sight, and I suspect her sense of pain.

Good luck Helen, you deserve it.

10/17/2005 10:12:00 PM  
Blogger Gooner said...

Anon, I don't believe I ever said that apart from Act getting above 5%. And I think they would have had the Herald not produced a dodgy poll in Epsom. I might have alluded to a National landlside after a poll about a week out but I always said I thought Labour would sneak in. I always thought the greens would get back.

You might be mistaking me for someone else. If you can find a post/comment where I said all of that that then you've got me cold. Admittedly.

10/17/2005 10:17:00 PM  
Blogger Ackers1 said...

Yes, it's hard to believe we are living in the 21st Century when you pick up the supposed better of the 2 Sunday papers and the headline gushing out at you is "A Prince is Born". A sad country sometimes.

10/17/2005 10:18:00 PM  
Blogger JamesP said...

Given the numbers this is an outcome that I'm reasonably happy with. Certainly better than an unstable National frankengovt or a left leaning LPG affair. Fa'a Gough to the terrorist hand holder. And for comic relief you can check out Phule's meltdown on Frogblog

10/17/2005 10:28:00 PM  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

The real delight is to see Dunny made responsible for all the tax increases. What a dil!!

10/18/2005 07:10:00 AM  
Blogger darren said...

The Australians see the funny side


10/18/2005 12:14:00 PM  

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