Political story of the day

The round-up of political stories while Politics Daily is taking a break seemed  like a good idea but it was taking too much time.

Instead, I’ll feature a political story of the day and welcome you to add others.

My pick won’t necessarily be the most important one, it can, as today’s does, raise a point no-one else does.

The story on this morning’s Herald-DigiPoll survey said Internet Mana would have two seats.

Over at Stats Chat Thomas Lumley reminds us of the margins of error:

. . . That’s probably 9 respondents. A 95% interval around the support for Internet–Mana goes from 0.6% to 2.4%, so we can’t really tell much about the expected number of seats. . .


A small change in a small number can appear to be far more significant than it is.

9 Responses to Political story of the day

  1. robertguyton says:

    “The Government has opened up more than 3000 square kilometres of a marine mammal sanctuary for oil and gas drilling, home to the critically endangered Maui’s dolphin.
    It comes less than a week after the International Whaling Commission urged our Government to do more to save the species.
    The Maui’s dolphin is the world’s rarest. It is estimated there are only 55 left.
    “I think primarily once you go from exploration right through to production, you’re not jeopardising the wildlife,” says Minister of Energy and Resources Mr Bridges.”

    National hates the environment, especially those creatures that are precious and threatened.
    National shame!

    Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Govt-opens-Mauis-dolphin-area-for-oil-drilling/tabid/1160/articleID/348984/Default.aspx#ixzz34szLKMLH


  2. robertguyton says:

    DracoTBastard: FFS, does this government ever think anything other than oil? #nzpol

    Govt opens Maui’s dolphin area for oil drilling http://t.co/q6IOQoyZoH


  3. robertguyton says:

    JessEtheridge: How timely: 60 Minutes has a piece on Maui’s/Hectors dolphins tonight, just as the news about oil drilling breaks.


  4. robertguyton says:

    tweetandtwig: Now you see: a more seasoned Minister like Dr Smith would’ve waited til after the election to nail the coffin down on the #last55


  5. LaurieFleming: You really don’t like dolphins at all, do you, @simonjbridges? In fact I think you hate them. Why is that?


  6. CateOwen: Dear @simonjbridges, what you’re doing to the Maui’s dolphin sanctuary beggars belief. Please stop. Please. #gas #oil #drilldrilldrill


  7. Andrei says:

    Meanwhile Robert Guyton as you splatter this thread with your imaginary concerns over the future welfare of dolphins, the city of Lugansk, a city of a half a million souls, is coming under artillery bombardment and air attack in order for the American ruling class to disrupt the flow of gas from Siberia to Europe and also so that their 1%ers, such as the worthless son of vice president Biden can loot the resources of their homeland and keep the inhabitants in poverty.

    This is happening even as Iraq, another of the American’s nihilistic projects explodes into violence and as the same people are fomenting trouble in the South Caucasus, while moving yet another machine of mass death to Europe, another missile carrier arrived today.

    Babies continue to be burned in drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan, Libya has been bombed into anarchy – the list just goes on and on.


  8. AndyBMilne: @keith_ng I have a dolphin to donate. How many parts do you want me to split it into?


  9. willdwan says:

    Dolphins Robert? I see ‘Big Green’ (Greenpeace) just blew five million dollars playing the currency market. You guys crack me up.


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