All this politicking about Māori seats – will Massey staff and students be able to discuss it?

Point of Order

It perhaps won’t be examined by students at the Treaty-led Massey University, where staff are cocooned from indelicate thinking about Maori representation by their protective vice-chancellor . But ACT leader David Seymour is crediting his Smaller Government Bill with prompting Winston Peters into action on the Māori seats.

A press statement he issued at the weekend alerted us to Peters  telling Sky News he would propose an amendment to a Labour MP’s bill.  This would have the effect of putting the future of the seats to a referendum.

An account of what he said has been reported by Television One:

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has reiterated his intent to push for a referendum on the future of the Māori seats in Parliament.

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BDS is failing – the never-ending story (Aug. 2018)

Here’s the latest installment in our ongoing series of posts documenting BDS fails.

Political BDS fails

BDS has nothing useful to contribute to the Middle East peace process

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement does not have anything useful to contribute to the peace process, and will never bring reconciliation between Israel and the Palestinians closer. Then again, that has never been its aim.
– Michael Freeman (Counsellor for civil society affairs, embassy of Israel, London)

Top 70 Moments of BDS FAILS in 2018

On August 8, 2018 the BDS movement published a list of what is claimed were the “Top 70 Moments of Solidarity & BDS for Palestine in 2018” and stated that “together, we grow it stronger every day”. The list can be found here.

North West Friends of Israel has put together  a list of 70 BDS failures. Here are their Top 10:

  1. On May 14…

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