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What have the Nats got right?

Written By: - Date published: 3:51 pm, February 23rd, 2013 - 186 comments

key fail

The list of National’s failures is long – and getting longer. So what have the Nats got right in their 4 years in office? What have they accomplished? Genuine questions, Nat supporters, I’m interested to know what you think Key and co. have achieved.

Key failure

Written By: - Date published: 9:54 am, February 5th, 2013 - 42 comments

wave goodbye billboard words are cheap

I wonder how the polls would look if the sampling included Kiwis who have fled the country?

One of the biggest failures of the Key government is the continuing massive exodus to Australia. This was an issue that Key made a core focus of the 2008 election. Remember the Westpac Stadium clip?…

Where were you Granny?

Written By: - Date published: 10:21 am, February 1st, 2013 - 23 comments


Granny Herald: “Some policies aimed at quenching what politicians perceive to be a public appetite for fairness are recycled regularly even when they have been shown to be deeply flawed.” Discuss…

Key’s snub to unions and workers

Written By: - Date published: 6:37 am, October 9th, 2012 - 97 comments

manufactured spin

National promised us an “unrelenting focus on jobs” and delivered record highs in unemployment and emigration.  Now Key is refusing to even attend a Union jobs summit,  because on Planet Key everything is just fine. The unwillingness to admit that anything is wrong is just blind arrogance.

Good work by Parker

Written By: - Date published: 9:34 am, August 25th, 2012 - 25 comments


David Parker got stuck in to the Nats last week, with a 30 page report that laid bare National’s appalling economic record, and presented an outline of Labour’s alternatives.  Good work from Parker – everyone should read it.

Veolia Transport: where were the backup plans?

Written By: - Date published: 6:10 pm, April 26th, 2012 - 73 comments


I have and still do deal with quite a lot with systems in my day-job. But this…. I’m aghast at the self-evident stupidity. A power outage has shut down almost all train services across the Auckland region. The fault at KiwiRail’s National Train Control in Wellington, which controls Auckland signals and radio control, occurred about […]

Boot camps yet another Key failure

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, February 15th, 2011 - 36 comments


Key ignored all the experts with his boot camp policy.  But it turns out that the experts were right.  Reoffending rates are 50% within the first year, and likely reach 65 – 70% two years after course completion.  Add boot camps to the ever growing list of Key’s failures.

Failing the future

Written By: - Date published: 9:41 am, December 20th, 2009 - 98 comments

So Copenhagen has ended in failure. I’m not surprised, but I am disappointed. As The Guardian reports: Low targets, goals dropped: Copenhagen ends in failure Deal thrashed out at talks condemned as climate change scepticism in action The UN climate summit reached a weak outline of a global agreement in Copenhagen tonight, falling far short […]

National’s successes

Written By: - Date published: 3:30 pm, June 27th, 2009 - 72 comments

National’s 2008 election victory was undoubtedly a great success for the Party. Just two terms after humiliating defeat under the leadership of Bill English, National rose from the ashes to claim a convincing win. Forming a broad coalition that brought the Maori Party into the fold, thus simultaneously broadening National’s coalition options and lessening the necessity to […]

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