Here’s some of the more interesting tweets (so far) about Gareth Morgan’s just-announced TOP political party. The most recent tweets are first.
Fair point to say that populist parties often have contradictory ideology. But new Morgan party seems more centrist than anything
New Gareth Morgan party seems to be blue-green with a twist of Roger Douglas- era Act and some Internet Mana rolled in.
Gareth Morgan is NZ's equivalent of Trump.
Plenty of dollars, 0 sense.
Ego driven publicity stunt.
My new political party: The TipTop Party. We have free ice cream and we're better than Gareth Morgan.
Flag campaign failed. Beach campaign failed. Cats. This party will fail.
For an economist, he's not that smart with money is he?
So if the Morgan Party takes 119,865 votes (4.9%) off the Greens and Labour, that would be pretty great
A white dude with money wanting power and saying he's good because he's anti-establishment. Of COURSE he's inspired by Trump.
Always a smart move to start a political party in NZ and immediately compare yourself to Trump. Very popular here, will go down well.
Gareth Morgan's target voting demographic is native birds.
Is Morgan just trying to steal a few percent of nats to disappear that vote? Pretty funny if so.
Jokes aside would you rather have Gareth Morgan or David Seymour in Parliament?
Tell you what though, all joking aside, it is nice to see these sorts of fundamental principles up for discussion. http://www.top.org.nz/vision
On Gareth Morgan: he's actually seen the refugee crisis first hand, unlike every single National MP.
"Make New Zealand Fair Again" this is like Trump for the NZ psyche/delusion.
tbh compared to other people who have started parties Gareth Morgan is relatively sensible. Will be watching this closely
I've always dreamed of a political party that didn't give af about winning, and could be a vehicle for unpopular policies...
Twitter does not like Gareth Morgan! But I do! His policies are so de
eply Kiwi: equality, environment, education, innovation. #topnz
I think a Nigel Latta Party could also be a good idea.
@henrycooke Seeing a hole in the market where Dotcom and Craig used to be seems optimistic, but that's what makes an entrepreneur, I guess
Will National run a scare campaign that a millionaire is trying to buy the election again? That was fun
I suspect this'll be terribly embarrassing for ol @garethmorgannz but an alternative to corrupt incumbents is needed
There you go, Red Peak goes from inspiring modern symbol of NZ to political logo. Clap clap
Cats around New Zealand fearing the worst as Gareth Morgan enters politics
Three kinds of parties fail in NZ 1) Rich dude vanity parties 2) Parties lead by economists 3) Christian parties 2 out of 3 ain't bad
The party is one hour old and according to my sources it's already polling higher than ACT.
Why isn't it "The Opportunistic" Party? Rich white guys bring back equality. Yeah, OK then.
if gareth morgan's aim is to reach 5% i'm fairly sure he will fail. if he just wants to get his ideas on the table - act do it with 1%
The pedant in me would like to point out that, to the best of my knowledge, Gareth Morgan has never killed a cat
Will Gareth Morgan get a visit from the police for saying he wants to light a fuse under Parliament?
December 2017: coalition talks between Gareth Morgan's Opportunities Party and Anne Batley-Burton's Cats Party turn acrimonious.
I wonder if Gareth Morgan will post out all the unsold copies of his various books, like Richard Prebble did with "I've been thinking"
The Greens should look out....this could hurt them.
If Gareth Morgan really wants to be the economist from Borgen, he's got a lot of Danish to learn.
How to make a small fortune? Start with a large one and launch a political party...
Thinking Morgan party will be good for National if he peels votes from Labour & Greens but doesn't make 5% threshold
BREAKING 'Cat-killer' Gareth Morgan has launched a political party to bring back fairness to New Zealand
We now know the answer to every "Could Donald Trump happen here?" panel: Gareth Morgan http://www.top.org.nz/
Do you like Red Peak and Ted Talks? Think that the Green Party isn't quite businessy enough? Then have I got the political party for you!
The Opportunity Party: Heading towards just under the 5% threshold.
What system do you reckon millionaire NZ white guys have to determine whose turn it is to screw up general elections with vanity projects?
Really needs to front foot that whole cat thing, electoral poison otherwise
It genuinely kinda freaks me out that Gareth Morgan used the Trumpian phrases "establishment parties" and "career politicians".
Great to see but think his conventional economics education will hold him back. NZ needs a 2% MMP threshold to really break open status quo
Kim Dotcom. Gareth Morgan. Can we actually have a person entering politics we actually like and admire? How about it @JohnJCampbell?
Sinister confluence as Top Shop opens in Wellington and Gareth Morgan starts up the TOP. Coincidence? Wake up sheeple.
Will Gareth Morgan spend as much as Colin Craig and Kim Dotcom in their efforts to influence Parliament?
Gareth Morgan says he wants to light a fuse under Parlt. Will he find himself hauled in front of Privileges Cttee for contempt? (No.)
How much is Sir Bob laughing at Gareth Morgan right now for following in Bob's footsteps?
Just what the political landscape needs another old white millionaire who thinks he knows it all…
Bob Jones. Colin Craig. Kim Dotcom. Gareth Morgan. Anything's possible, but NZ rich dude parties have poor form.
Good on Gareth Morgan. A good test of the Blue-Green theory.
Gareth Morgan successfully ruins #RedPeak for everyone who loves cats.
I can see the billboards now: "Vote cat-hater!" #YeahNah
Topcat was one of my favourite cartoons as a kid. Maybe not so much now #TOPcat
A new political party being set up by Gareth Morgan. Will it campaign for a universal basic income? A home for blue-greens?
Prediction: maximum 25,000 party votes (1%) at the election.
Gareth Morgan's party already made me smile: "we also acknowledge the contribution of unpaid work. Without it our economy would collapse."
There was a double vacancy in the millionaire vanity political vehicle market. Enter Gareth Morgan. http://www.top.org.nz/
So Gareth Morgan just launched a political party. http://www.top.org.nz/ 2017 might be more fun than I expected.
Sweet, we needed a new joke party for next year's election, thanks Gareth.
Things stay the same for us at the Morgan Foundation, while the boss moves on to taking on the halls of power
Gareth Morgan's new political party plans to build a wall. And will make the cats pay for it.
You know what New Zealand really needs? Another rich white man's vanity project political party. Thanks, Gareth Morgan.
The Opportunities Party, led (presumably) by Gareth Morgan. DOES THIS MAKE HIM TOP CAT?
Big day today, I’m going into politics, this is going to be a wild ride but I’m determined to see NZ do better. http://www.top.org.nz