On the International front
The latest polls in the UK are showing the Brexit camp ahead in the polls for the first time with two weeks to go to the most important vote in recent British history. If the UK can free itself from the bureaucratic, unelected cot case that is the European Union there is still a chance for the nation to rediscover itself.
If the UK votes Brexit then there are signs other nations within the EU will follow suit. Austria was within 1% of electing an anti-establishment and therefore anti-EU president only a couple of weeks ago, something considered unthinkable only a few years ago. The vote in Austria showed a desire for change across all social classes and educational backgrounds.
The same anti-establishment trend is evident in the United States with the rise of Trump. Trump’s very appeal is that he challenges the status quo in the media and politics that has become rank with hypocrisy. The ‘protected’ in State funded jobs no longer care for the lives of the vast majority of ordinary citizens but instead award themselves bigger pensions, bigger salaries and bigger tax breaks. It should come as no surprise that the ‘unprotected’ people, who pay for all this, see Trump as their champion.
The retreat of the Big Green Lie
Everywhere the Green experiment is losing ground as the public realises Big Green comes with a hefty price tag that is driving many into poverty. European nations, world leaders in Big Green, are quietly abandoning their failed wind and solar experiments that have proved so costly they are driving many into fuel poverty. Once the economic powerhouses of China and India, fuelled by coal, that account for a third of mankind were allowed to opt out of the Paris Climate Change accord, the whole flirtation with the great myth of our time, global warming, had come to an end.
On the domestic front
NZ First and ACT
The anti-establishment Winston Peters is rising in the polls against a National Party determined to lurch ever leftwards. Under National socialism has flourished with the State taking more of our income than ever. Meanwhile Labour has relegated itself to a footnote in history with its admission that it cannot be the main opposition party without the Greens. This leaves plenty of space of NZ First and ACT to rise in the polls.
ACT has a young, dynamic leader in David Seymour who is widely acknowledged as the best parliamentarian in Australasia. Younger voters are being drawn to the anti-establishment, freedom loving party that may yet surprise in next year’s election.
Ratepayers are fighting back against the local government establishment that has relegated ratepayers’ interests to the bottom rung of the ladder. Within a year the
Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance has reached 16,000 members, more than the membership of the Labour Party.
More good news
In the same week the ARA recorded its highest membership figures, this blog recorded its best ever figures with over 2500 different readers every day and nearly 17000 page views.
There’s even good news for the Waiheke Local Board. It will be pleased to learn I’m away until the end of June so there will won’t be any media on Waiheke critical of its latest scheme to pocket (sorry 'waste') ratepayers’ money.
I’m off to Thailand to recharge the batteries with some life enhancing warming.
I’ll be back in July. Meanwhile fingers crossed for Brexit.