Written By: - Date published: 8:23 am, October 28th, 2014 - 133 comments
In its first term, National was very careful to be incremental – Key hung to the middle, chipping away carefully at workers’ rights without doing anything dramatic. Having gained the public’s trust by continuing (outside the House) to be a clown they’d like to have a drink with, they went with one big hit with […]
Written By: - Date published: 8:50 pm, October 17th, 2014 - 308 comments
Surely this should put Paddy Gower and co to bed once and for all. With great grace despite Shearer’s baiting, and with great clarity, Cunliffe has declared he will never seek the Labour leadership again. It was Shermanesque. Now surely he can get on with using his great talent for Labour and not have him […]
Written By: - Date published: 5:42 pm, October 16th, 2014 - 70 comments
As story after story comes out, it shows how much contempt for transparency and the law this government has, and how little it intends to be held to account.
Written By: - Date published: 8:24 am, September 27th, 2014 - 10 comments
So National will continue their rorts by giving ministries to their tame poodles, Rimmer and the Hair. Despite each making the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party look like it has a serious electoral mandate. I guess it makes it look like National has friends, and Act and UF appreciate the extra cash. But Seymour will probably […]
Written By: - Date published: 1:23 pm, September 23rd, 2014 - 146 comments
Our Labour MPs seem to be in disarray. Somehow the party that teaches solidarity keeps on being fractured, while the party that teaches individualism is a strong union.
Why are they talking to each other through the media instead of picking up the phone?
Written By: - Date published: 1:48 pm, September 16th, 2014 - 82 comments
John Key will no doubt – like with Dirty Politics – keep saying that “most of it is proven false” about the Snowden revelations… while slowly admitting most of the charges against him.
Written By: - Date published: 7:06 am, September 12th, 2014 - 55 comments
Frank Macskasy at the Daily Blog has produced a timeline on the 11 year old David Cunliffe – Donghua Liu letter that shows some more seriously dodgy Dirty Politics
Written By: - Date published: 12:13 pm, September 4th, 2014 - 34 comments
NetworkOnNet posts about the Ministry of Education under Tolley bullying good principals though WhaleOil. And also in Education news: this week all 4-7 year olds will be eligible for a free hot school lunch… in the UK.
Written By: - Date published: 1:49 pm, September 3rd, 2014 - 25 comments
John Key has been pushing the “they blog on the left too” line, but he’s deliberately missing the point.
lprent: I add my little bit at the end about pseudonyms
Written By: - Date published: 9:45 pm, September 2nd, 2014 - 181 comments
Cunliffe started best, Key got in a zinger and put him off his stride, Cunliffe dominated the second half.
Written By: - Date published: 12:39 pm, August 30th, 2014 - 227 comments
Press conference is running late, but Judith’s statement is out – resigning as Minister, but not as MP.
New allegations of her undermining SFO head Adam Feeley have finally been too much.
Update: email attached to post
Written By: - Date published: 12:07 pm, August 29th, 2014 - 65 comments
Last night there was one participant in the debate who looked disinterested and unhappy to be there: John Key. Has he had enough?
Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, August 28th, 2014 - 37 comments
How did @peace’s offensive song from 2013 suddenly become topical news? Why the usual suspects of course…
Written By: - Date published: 4:52 pm, August 27th, 2014 - 48 comments
Andrea Vance has a weird attack piece on Cunliffe where she accuses him of not being hungry, not being able to offer instant affordable houses to everybody, not standing in the right place, and even sleeping.
Written By: - Date published: 8:59 pm, August 26th, 2014 - 14 comments
Brent Robinson is rightly peeved. He was at the end of an internal smear campaign orchestrated by Slater and Lusk, and had the media (following Whaleoil’s every word) hounding him at his door. Now I may not agree with Robinson’s politics, but he deserved a fair race, and his was a skewed selection. Slater may […]
Written By: - Date published: 7:25 am, August 24th, 2014 - 20 comments
The NZ Herald poll made a certain amount of sense. Sure they’ve probably over-estimated National’s current support as they always do (see DimPost’s poll work), but National down more than 5% and Labour not making traction in the wake of Dirty Politics shouldn’t be surprising. The media script is as always: Labour do something wrong, […]
Written By: - Date published: 8:48 pm, August 23rd, 2014 - 12 comments
National’s membership website had an open backdoor that’s just been closed. The hacker who found it didn’t do what John Key reckons anyone would do and take advantage; he reported. Careful John Key – your ethics are showing.
Written By: - Date published: 2:13 pm, August 22nd, 2014 - 24 comments
Glucina, the NZ Herald gossip columnist, gets plenty of mentions in Dirty Politics as the legitimate establishment face to WhaleOil’s smears. She is a solid member of #TeamCollins.
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: 10:44 am, August 21st, 2014 - 12 comments
Another music vid that John Key and the Electoral Commission won’t like…
Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, August 21st, 2014 - 51 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 […]