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Who will be the new leader of the Internet Party?




Internet Party chief executive, Vikram Kumar, says that the new Leader of Internet Party will be announced on Thursday – 29 May.

My ‘pick’ is that it will be Thomas Beagle, tech expert; blogger of  Tech Liberty; sworn critic of State surveillance; and public speaker on internet and privacy-related issues.

His appointment would make perfect sense.




NZ Herald: Mana confirms election year deal with Internet Party





Internet Party

Above image acknowledgment: Francis Owen/Lurch Left Memes



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  1. Deb Kean
    28 May 2014 at 3:34 pm

    I have just noticed that the Daily Blog says it will be Laila Harré! Did I read you right, Frank, that you support them?

    • 28 May 2014 at 8:39 pm

      I support a broad coalition to get rid of this government, Debs. I usually refer to a Labour-Green-Mana(-NZ First ?) coalition. It’s easy enough to add one more; Labour-Green-Mana-Internet Party(-NZ First ?).

      I’ll be posting something shortly to further explain my reasoning… 🙂

      • Deb Kean
        29 May 2014 at 4:25 pm

        Ah, I see, that’s good! (I was a tad worried about people voting for the Internet party splitting the Left vote and letting NACT back in, as happened in 2011)

        • 29 May 2014 at 9:55 pm

          I’m hoping that Mana Internet Alliance will gather new votes and add to the overall Left vote on 20 September. Cannibalising from Labour or the Greens would be pointless, I agree, Deb.

          It’s new votes we seriously need, and a Mana Internet Alliance may be just the ticket we need.

          Referring to my “posting something shortly” – this is what I had published over at the Daily Blog;


          • Deb Kean
            30 May 2014 at 3:22 pm

            Thanks for the link, I am reading that now…
            Deb 🙂

            • 30 May 2014 at 9:45 pm

              Cool! Look forward to your views on it, Deb. 🙂

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