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It’s a Side-show, “Bob”.

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Date published: 10:37 am, June 28th, 2016 - 235 comments
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From the circus that never leaves town.

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From barking mad to common sense in one easy U turn

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Date published: 9:32 am, June 28th, 2016 - 53 comments
Categories: accountability, business, john key, you couldn't make this shit up
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April Key said our foreign trusts had full disclosure and proposals to increase transparency were “barking mad”. June Key is going to implement “sensible and well-reasoned” proposals to increase disclosure and transparency.

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Daily Review 28/06/2016

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Date published: 6:00 pm, June 28th, 2016 - 11 comments

Tony Blair remain

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NRT: A coincidence, I’m sure

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Date published: 2:01 pm, June 28th, 2016 - 11 comments

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I/S at No Right Turn writes on the early “resignation” of Ombudsman Ron Paterson – following his highly critical report on the Rebstock “inquiry”.

The good ones get it

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Date published: 8:30 am, June 28th, 2016 - 124 comments

obama_hope

A recent interview with Barack Obama displayed an understanding of the problems offered by globalisation but also understands the complex relationship between trade, elites, workers, and redistribution.

Open mike 28/06/2016

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omt

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Daily Review 27/06/2016

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Date published: 6:00 pm, June 27th, 2016 - 61 comments

immigration send them back

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Panama papers – Shewan inquiry – our rules are inadequate

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Date published: 4:25 pm, June 27th, 2016 - 25 comments

key panama lie

There were many who were concerned that John Shewan was not a good choice for an inquiry into NZ’s tax haven system. Seems we owe Shewan an apology, as initial reaction suggests that he has done a good job.

Lessons from Brexit

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Date published: 3:08 pm, June 27th, 2016 - 37 comments

(FILES) This file photo taken on September 24, 2015 shows The European union and Union flag flying outside the national assembly building in Cardiff on September 24, 2015. 
The bosses of more than a third of Britain's top companies on Tuesday urged voters to keep the country in the European Union, warning that an exit from the bloc would threaten jobs. / AFP / DAMIEN MEYER

Reposted from Boots Theory with some updates requested by the author

Who is knifing Nat MP Paul Foster-Bell?

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Date published: 1:52 pm, June 27th, 2016 - 56 comments

knife

Foster-Bell seems to be a cross between Aaron Gilmore (vanity), Todd Barclay (people skills) and Bill English (high on the hog). No surprises there then, Nat MP, ho hum. The more interesting question is – who is out to knife him? Two hits in two days?

Remembering our personal political power

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Date published: 12:32 pm, June 27th, 2016 - 23 comments

Dont keep calm psychopaths

Even in times of upheaval there are things we can do. Here are 11 post-Brexit ways to act right now.

The hills are alive …

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Date published: 8:00 am, June 27th, 2016 - 96 comments

Sound of music

Does Brexit present us with the opportunity to create a better world?

Political carnage in England

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Date published: 6:12 am, June 27th, 2016 - 131 comments

ok-panic-220

Deep divisions in both Labour and the Conservatives and a possible breakup of the UK. Interesting times.

Open mike 27/06/2016

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 27th, 2016 - 144 comments

omt

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Corbyn Coup; Hilary Benn is Sacked for Disloyalty

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Date published: 2:52 pm, June 26th, 2016 - 128 comments

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Jeremy Corbyn is fighting back against those plotting to force his resignation. But is it too little too late?

Bill English unaware that GST is a tax shock!

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Date published: 11:25 am, June 26th, 2016 - 57 comments

GST

Is it true that 40 percent of us pay no tax? Why, no, no it isn’t.

Brexit remorse

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Date published: 10:18 am, June 26th, 2016 - 248 comments

second brexit

Should a referendum be binding when the promises that secured the result are immediately dumped?

Open mike 26/06/2016

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 26th, 2016 - 122 comments

omt

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BREXIT: where it was won and lost

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Date published: 11:32 am, June 25th, 2016 - 77 comments

BREXIT

Scotland, Northern Ireland and London voted to stay in the EU. Every other region voted BREXIT. The Midlands and Yorkshire overwhelmingly so.

Muppets move against Corbyn

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Date published: 10:27 am, June 25th, 2016 - 209 comments

The Muppets

The brains trust in the UK Labour Party caucus are planning to deal with the chaos caused by the brexit vote on the United Kingdom and particularly the Conservative Party by trying to cause chaos within the UK Labour Party by a leadership challenge.

Speaking of inequality…

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Date published: 9:35 am, June 25th, 2016 - 45 comments

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“Poverty NZ’s ‘new normal’ – report”. “Food bank pantries bare, emergency food grant dropping – report”. “NZ egalitarian? That’s a pretty little lie”. Hello – National supporters – where do you think this is going to end?

Snakes and ladders

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Date published: 7:17 am, June 25th, 2016 - 155 comments

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Yesterday was a big day for both UK and US politics. Brexit revealed the political consequences of social inequality. Meanwhile in America the Trump Train is derailing.

Open mike 25/06/2016

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 25th, 2016 - 80 comments

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Brexit: Cameron Resigns

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Date published: 7:40 pm, June 24th, 2016 - 225 comments

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Top Tory David Cameron has resigned in the wake of the Brexit vote. The buffoon Boris Johnson is tipped to take over at No 10 Downing St.

Daily Review 24/06/2016

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Date published: 6:00 pm, June 24th, 2016 - 20 comments

Boris Johnson David Cameron

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No accountability under Key

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Date published: 10:03 am, June 24th, 2016 - 61 comments

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Rebstock’s report into into leaks from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has been absolutely torn apart by the Ombudsman, with multiple serious flaws identified. This morning Key expressed his continuing confidence in Rebstock. Of course.

Should I stay or should I go?

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Date published: 7:30 am, June 24th, 2016 - 24 comments

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Brexit or bremain whatever happens today the United Kingdom will never be the same.

Brexit or Bremain

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Date published: 6:06 am, June 24th, 2016 - 123 comments

brexit bremain

Britain is in its final hours of voting in the historic and contentious EU referendum. Will it be Brexit or Bremain? Update: Brexit it is.

Open mike 24/06/2016

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Daily Review 23/06/2016

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Date published: 6:00 pm, June 23rd, 2016 - 31 comments

Second amendment gun control

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The Herald says you don’t want a pay rise

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Date published: 4:09 pm, June 23rd, 2016 - 32 comments

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You might be surprised to learn this, but you don’t want a pay rise.

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