We Come to Bury Nanny, Not to Praise Her!
Libertarianz Spokesman Peter Cresswell says he is looking
forward with relish to tomorrow's 'Enough is Enough' March
down Auckland's Queen Street.
"This is our chance to tell
the Nanny State politicians - of every stripe - that we've
had enough," he says. "Enough of them, of their corruption,
of their lies, of their broken promises and their
insufferable bullying; enough of the whole bankrupt
political game they have been playing for so long with our
money, and our forbearance."
"Enough is truly enough.
Tomorrow at midday it's my chance to tell Nanny: 'It's my
life! It's my money! Take away your cloying chains!"
invite anybody with the necessary gumption to be there to do
(Note: Marchers should assemble at midday,
Beresford Square, corner of Pitt and Beresford Streets.
March will then head down Queen St for Aotea
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Jane Kelsey: "Shock Trade-Offs", No Deal At TPP Talks
A three-paragraph statement issued at the end of the ministerial summit was appropriately bland, given the complete void of any official information during the four-day meeting. Reading between the lines, it reveals four points about the current state of play.
First, ministers say they identified ‘potential landing zones’ for ‘the majority of key outstanding issues in the text’. Some of these decisions are hugely significant. New Zealand, Australia and Canada appear to have surrendered to an as-yet-undisclosed version of US-based demands on intellectual property that they have consistently deemed unacceptable.
Second, ministers were unable to reach even ‘potential’ outcomes for other key issues in the text...
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