Saturday, 24 September 2016

Daylight saving blues… Jeremy Corbyn Wins.

Real Housewives of Auckland...really!

Daylight saving cut in, and I missed my nine am programme because it was actual 10am, so I changed my fire alarm batteries, fed some stale bread to the birds on my back lawn and then came inside a switched on the computer.

The big news was that New Zealand’s only celebrity the PM, was making the news along with “The real housewives of Auckland”. The main stream media was full of murders, traffic accidents, death and renewed destruction in Syria as their mad leader recommenced bombing hospitals, schools. And while Australian Air Force jets bumped off 60 odd Syrian government troops in accordance with the US take over plans.

The PM quickly denied that NZ had anything to do with this mass killing; in fact he avoided using the word ‘Australia’ at all. He continues to keep up the pretence that the Australians don’t run prison camps off shore…jail Kiwis [and others] without trial, deport them and rip them off … while we turn a blind eye and look the other way at the inhuman behaviour of white Australians toward their native people…have they got the vote yet?

Key said nothing that would unsettle the feathers of the big boys on the UN Security Council. He mentioned the mischievous Russians a couple of times, and pecked the arse of the US a few times as he read his Foreign Affairs manufactured speech.

The Security Council did its usual thing and ignored the guest chairperson [Key] and went on their normal way of destroying peace and harmony by bombing innocent nations in the name of democracy, supplying the Saudi dictatorship with a billion dollars’ worth of arms, doing the same for Israel and a few other dictatorships around the world.
We are all now completely aware that what so-called leaders say in the UN bears no resemblance to their actions…they talk peace while they bomb, they talk freedom while the jail without trial, they talk sharing with others while the steal other nations wealth. And if those nations dispute this, they attack them economically and in some cases militarily…we know that the powerful are hypocrites, liars, crooks and thieves but what can we do…
who wants to die young. And it is the young and innocent who die in these conflicts, in New Zealand of course those affected may not die directly, they just get forced further and further down the poverty chain.
The evidence is mounting day on day here in NZ…did you know that the government is considering compensation for skinny people who have to sit next to overweight or obese persons of a flight…yet the same government will not compensate prisoners who have served more time than they should have.

What the hell is happening and why are we putting up with this really weird behaviour. Have we lost our sense of fairness, justice and humanity?
So it would seem that the Key parallels to ‘The real Housewives of Auckland’ is spot on, skeletal people out equal prisoners illegitimately jailed. Rich get richer while the others stand still or get poorer but somehow we’ve all got a brighter future, so long as we sell our sovereignty, give up our independence via the TPPA, privatise our schools, jail more Maori, bribe more Saudi millionaires, sell off state houses, give farmers more free water, run a tax-haven, send our troops to fight American wars…
2. Blair rightwingers hammered in UK Labour leadership vote:
Jeremy Corbyn wins...

8:05 am today
Jeremy Corbyn re-elected UK Labour leader
Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected as leader of the UK's Labour Party, comfortably defeating his challenger Owen Smith.
He won 61.8 percent of the vote, a larger margin of victory than last year.
Mr Corbyn was re-elected in a leadership contest that was triggered by a motion of no confidence. Photo: AFP
Mr Corbyn vowed to bring Labour back together, saying, "We have much more in common than divides us", and insisting the party could win the next election as the "engine of progress" in the country.
More than half a million party members, trade unionists and registered supporters voted in the contest.
In a result announced on the eve of Labour's party conference in Liverpool, Mr Corbyn won 313,209 votes, compared with Mr Smith's 193,229.
Mr Corbyn said the debate about who led the party was "now over" and Labour needed to take its message on the economy, education and the NHS to the country.
Asked what steps he would take to reassure critical MPs, he said the return of shadow cabinet elections was "absolutely in the mix", although he declined to rule out the possible deselection of sitting MPs in the run-up to the next election.
"I think you will see a lot of changes over the next few weeks," he said.
"They [MPs] have no need to worry at all because it is all about democracy. We are all democratically accountable to our party and to our constituents. They have no need to worry at all. I am reaching out."
Victory will be sweet - not just because it is a confirmation of his remarkable support among thousands upon thousands of members around the country.
It is Mr Corbyn's second defeat of the Labour establishment, who many of his supporters believe have tried to undermine the leader consistently over the last 12 months.
They talk of a "surge in the purge" as the leadership contest progressed - party officials vetting and checking new supporters who had registered to vote.
There are claims that Labour headquarters deliberately threw Corbyn supporters off the voting lists to reduce the size of his victory.
Corbyn supporters believe many MPs have done nothing in the past year other than try to damage his leadership and today they will be shown to have failed badly in their attempt to oust him.
In his acceptance speech, Mr Corbyn said he was "honoured" to have been elected in a contest that followed months of tension with many Labour MPs and urged people to "respect the democratic choice that has been made".
Addressing supporters, Mr Corbyn said he and his opponents were part of the "same Labour family" and everyone needed to focus their energy "on exposing and defeating the Tories".
"We have much more in common than divides us," he said.
"Let us wipe that slate clean from today and get on with the work that we have to do as a party."
Owen Smith, who had previously ruled out returning to the front bench, said he respected the result and the onus was on Mr Corbyn to "heal divisions and unite our movement".
"Jeremy has won the contest," he said. "He now has to win the country and he will have my support in trying to do so."
Despite winning the leadership in a vote of the wider membership and registered supporters last year, Mr Corbyn, who spent three decades as part of a marginalised leftwing group of Labour MPs in Parliament, has never had the support of more than about 20 percent of Labour's MPs.
And the contest came about after more than 170 MPs supported a motion of no confidence in their leader - that confidence vote came after dozens quit his shadow cabinet and other frontbench roles.
The Conservatives said Mr Corbyn's re-election would not end the "bitter power struggle" within the opposition.
"172 Labour MPs don't think Jeremy Corbyn can lead the Labour Party - so how can he lead the country?" Conservative Party chair Patrick McLoughlin said.

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