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Thursday, November 03, 2011

iPredict Election Show 7pm tonight with Simon Bridges & Selwyn Manning, STRATOS Freeview 21 & Sky 89

A preview interview for iPredict Election 2011 with Chris Philpott, TV reviewer at Stuff.co.nz

TONIGHT @ 7PM: Simon Bridges & Selwyn Manning

Last nights predictions with Matthew Hooton and Gareth Hughes

Prediction 1 – ipredict is predicting the Green party will have 10.3% of the party vote.  will the Greens finally get the respect they deserve, or will the wimp out curse that has cut their vote each and every election see them falter on election day?

Prediction 2 - ipredict is saying there is a 14% probability that there will be a green minister in the next  government - the market has factored a green-blue possibility, has anyone told the Greens?

Prediction 3 - ipredict is saying Treasury, the Reserve Bank and Bill English are wrong on unemployment.  Treasury says 5.8% unemployment for the March 2012 quarter, the Reserve Bank says 5.7%.  With a bit of complex mathematics from the iPredict team at Victoria Universiy, iPredict’s 5200 traders say March unemployment will be as high as 6.2%.  What does that mean for National’s new welfare policy, and what does it mean for next year’s tax take?

Full guest list:
iPredict Election 2011 will include political commentary drawn from a panel including: iPredict Chief Executive Matt Burgess; interest.co.nz founder Bernard Hickey; electionresults.co.nz editor Ian Llewellyn; National Business Review political columnist Matthew Hooton and business reporter Matt Nippert; former Labour Party strategist John Pagani; political commentator Chris Trotter; former National Party research boss Neil Miller; Otago University political scientist Bryce Edwards; Editor of Scoop.co.nz Selwyn Manning; From the University of Auckland Film, Television and Media Studies Department, Phoebe Fletcher; National’s up-and-coming MPs Simon Bridges and Nikki Kaye; Labour’s finance spokesman David Cunliffe and Labour's new blood, Stuart Nash and Jacinda Ardern; Mana leader Hone Harawira; Green Party co-leaders Russel Norman, Metiria Turei and NZs youngest MP Gareth Hughes; UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne; Conservative Party leader Colin Craig; and New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.

Other commentators and politicians are also in the process of being invited.

The programme will be hosted by Citizen A host Martyn Bradbury.

iPredict Election 2011 7pm weeknights, Stratos TV Freeview 21 & Sky 89



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