Written By: - Date published: 2:04 pm, August 21st, 2014 - 14 comments
John Key’s told media they don’t need to talk to him about Judith Collins and her Cameron Slater choices, they should talk to her as she’s no shrinking violet…
But Radio NZ, The Herald, TV3 and I imagine all other media have been trying to contact her for days.
Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, August 21st, 2014 - 48 comments
Just Wow. Morning Report failed to get hold of Bob Harvey to offer balance on their coverage of National/Labour’s opening ads this morning, but I don’t think it mattered, because John Ansell did enough damage by himself. Apparently: God must be a member of the National Party, because He flattened the people’s republic of Christchurch […]
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, August 19th, 2014 - 164 comments
Part of John Key’s frantic spin is that left wing blogs are just the same as Whaleoil. As a left wing blogger I take personal umbrage – there is no equivalence. [Update: As also stated by RNZ political reporter Brent Edwards on Morning Report this morning (7:25am)]
Written By: - Date published: 10:34 pm, August 15th, 2014 - 41 comments
I don’t like listening to talkback radio, it’s not my thing. But I was prompted to listen today to a clip of Josie Pagani as she apparently named 3 regular ‘anonymous’ Standard bloggers. More on that in a bit. Whilst I’ve got as frustrated as others who have posted, I’ve not had an anti-Pagani post […]
Written By: - Date published: 1:25 pm, August 15th, 2014 - 21 comments
In which I glow in the fame of being mentioned on Morning Report (and answer most of Guyon’s questions) and also encourage turnout in the wake of Dirty Politics.
Written By: - Date published: 10:18 am, August 14th, 2014 - 155 comments
National’s standard response is to ridicule – other political parties, Jon Stephenson, scientists etc have all had it. It slots nicely with Cameron Slater’s style. Now they’re ridiculing Nicky Hager, but they need to be taken up on each allegation.
Written By: - Date published: 9:38 am, July 30th, 2014 - 94 comments
Key’s promised to do his best to bring in ACT and UnitedHairdo. Last election this brought us the likes of Charter Schools – unmentioned by any party during the campaign. What policies will National foist upon us through this outsourcing deal this time?
Written By: - Date published: 7:23 am, July 30th, 2014 - 20 comments
The list of National ministers with dodgy dealings is growing. But John seems desperate to keep them all. Higher standards are only something you talk about in opposition apparently. I guess when you have a list that’s brought in the likes of Aaron Gilmore and Claudette Hauiti there’s not much of a pool to be choosing new ministers from; but have National never heard of responsibility for one’s actions?
Written By: - Date published: 11:25 pm, July 28th, 2014 - 66 comments
I agree with Fish and Game: Nick Smith has severely overstepped the mark – again – and must resign as a minister. He may as well stand down as an MP as he should never be back in a ministerial capacity given the list of times he’s been caught lying and cheating are longer than his arm.
Written By: - Date published: 5:18 pm, July 26th, 2014 - 26 comments
Claudette Hauiti, Gerry Brownlee, Jonathan Coleman… 3 National MPs mired in scandal this week. A serious lack of discipline, and each in their own way they betray an attitude of lack of concern for the public they’re meant to serve.
Written By: - Date published: 1:28 pm, June 20th, 2014 - 214 comments
John Key’s alleging that hundreds of thousands flowed to Labour from Donghua Liu, but as the Nat’s smear campaign unravels, even the $15,000 can’t be found. Who do we trust – an unnamed ‘party source’ in the Herald, or Party records? $15,000 is a sizeable donation that is likely to be noted or remembered. And where’s Donghua himself in all this – surely he could clear this up very quickly…
Written By: - Date published: 3:36 pm, June 18th, 2014 - 73 comments
So apparently forgetting about signing a form letter for a constituent 11 years ago is a resignable offence now.
Update: Key memory lapses
Written By: - Date published: 10:20 pm, May 22nd, 2014 - 33 comments
John Key has warned MPs to behave in parliament. I hope he’ll be taking his own advice.
Written By: - Date published: 3:35 pm, May 21st, 2014 - 32 comments
Veterans Affairs Minister Michael Woodhouse dropped a clanger deciding he was related to a Gallipoli hero, and offending the Trooper’s real relatives. Twitter is as Twitter does, so they’ve dug up a few more family relatives…
Written By: - Date published: 4:57 pm, May 13th, 2014 - 24 comments
Nah, just kidding, here’s a few more examples of journalists just printing what he says…
Written By: - Date published: 1:03 pm, May 6th, 2014 - 59 comments
How many more things does Collins need to do or have come out after her final warning to get the sack?
Written By: - Date published: 10:54 pm, April 29th, 2014 - 29 comments
So many things wrong with what poor Clutha-Southland are having foist upon them by National. A very young man whose experience of life is National Party jobs and Tobacco company lobbying. Fortunately democracy gives them a very good choice…
Written By: - Date published: 8:28 am, April 22nd, 2014 - 28 comments
A NZer in Britain and a Briton in NZ – 2 CEOs complaining they get paid too much. And science shows the US is ruled by a bunch of oligs.
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 pm, April 17th, 2014 - 24 comments
That’s how much National gave away today, by setting the price too low on Genesis. They were scared that they couldn’t attract enough buyers and it would be clear how unpopular their policy is, but they made it enough of a lolly-scramble that the few percent at the top who can afford it, couldn’t resist. […]
Written By: - Date published: 1:42 pm, April 11th, 2014 - 162 comments
It’s not that complicated.
Written By: - Date published: 7:13 pm, April 10th, 2014 - 35 comments
Who will it be? Judith? Simon? Hekia? Amy? Or a surprise?
Written By: - Date published: 9:32 pm, April 9th, 2014 - 27 comments
The levels of hypocrisy of John Key and National are astounding. Nanny State, borrowing’s bad, too many public servants… all while doing far more of their supposed “crimes” than any government previously.
Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, March 13th, 2014 - 8 comments
Just a wee list to try and keep track of the current scandals our dear friends in the National party are dealing with.