Showing posts from March 10, 2019

What The Huawei Is Going On With China? - Part III

Further to - Part 1  - Part 2 So today the Herald has concluded there is a "thaw" in NZ's relations with China.  Seriously? When the delay to the launch of the New Zealand/China year of tourism was revealed by the Herald last month, Ardern said it was because of "scheduling issues". It was meant to be launched in mid-February but was postponed by the Chinese. The delay raised eyebrows considering it was at the same time as New Zealand security officials raised questions about Huawei providing 5G services in New Zealand. It launched a wave of scepticism around New Zealand's relationship with China and the Prime Minister was forced on the defensive for days. Considering the Chinese New Year fell on 5 February this year these are not long delays. The new ceremony will be on 29th March. There are now a number of scenarios.  None of them that good for the players involved: 1. The Herald's campaign of articles and opinion bagg

TWG Review - Marama, Who Are This "Wealthy Elite" You Speak Of?

It is all very good to beat the drums that we are going after the "wealthy elite", the problem is that as I have previously analysed , to people like Marama Davidson most of you reading this will fall under the category. Speaking at the party's summer policy conference in Wellington, Davidson pushed back on attacks against the CGT from the "wealthy elite" who she said held the political system hostage. "The resistance to the capital gains tax by the wealthy elite, who often own multiple properties, shows that our political system is still held hostage by the people who benefit from an unregulated housing market," Davidson said. No Dear, the reason there is attacks on CGT is because we all know the real wealthy elites will not be touched by it.   The real people hit will be quite normal people. We also know that supporting any of these taxes will result in demand for more taxes by mad money-hungry leftists like yourself.  "