Missing elderly woman
A ninety four year old female has
been reported missing from the Met Life Care, Chapel Street,
Roma Holbrook ROBERTS was last seen on Chapel
Street heading south at about 3.30pm yeserday
She was wearing knee high stockings, red skirt,
white shirt with blue and green stripes and a black
cardigan. She is using a red zimmer frame with wheels.
possible sightings can be reported to Masterton Police on 06
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Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017
For many people on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and a shorthand for the politics of bigotry. In this country, it has tended to be equated with the angry legions of New Zealand First. Who knew they were not just a reactionary spasm, but the wave of the future?
Certainly, at the end of this week, the next US President will have won office (at least in part) thanks to his proven ability at (a) scapegoating refugees and migrants (b) wooing neo-Nazis and racial supremacists (c) attacking journalists and judges (d) threatening to jail his opponents (e) urging nuclear proliferation and (e) by promising to restrict women’s rights to control their own fertility.
On the face of that campaign record, there wouldn’t seem to be much in common between Donald Trump and say, Spain’s centre-left populist party, Podemos. Yet arguably, the similarities could be instructive for the Labour/Green partnership here. More>>