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Labour’s plan vs National’s plan

Written By: - Date published: 1:34 pm, January 28th, 2015 - 43 comments

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The choice is clear.

Who texts the PM?

Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, January 16th, 2015 - 87 comments

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The latest excuse for John Key deleting his texts wholesale is wafer-thin.

A Breakdown.

Written By: - Date published: 10:44 am, November 26th, 2014 - 25 comments

distractions

There’s a lot of smash flying around concerning the SIS, the PM’s office, OIA requests, Judith Collin’s and what not. So here’s a simple, stripped back, breakdown

WANTED: new ideas on child poverty

Written By: - Date published: 1:00 pm, September 24th, 2014 - 88 comments

child poverty a national disgrace

It’s great to see John Key taking a sudden interest in addressing child poverty in New Zealand. But why the change of heart?

The lurch to the right begins

Written By: - Date published: 9:20 am, September 22nd, 2014 - 129 comments

right turn blue

Expect to see a lot of drastic rightwing policies this term as John Key redefines the term “centre ground.”

Three more years

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, September 21st, 2014 - 138 comments

2014 parliament projection

This election result is not the end of the world for me – because I am very, very lucky.

Vote Key, get Colin

Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, September 18th, 2014 - 97 comments

Colin Craig

With the latest poll results it’s basically a coin-toss whether a vote for National gets you Colin Craig and his extremist mates at the Cabinet table.

The circle is complete

Written By: - Date published: 4:16 pm, September 17th, 2014 - 138 comments

snowden-right

From “There’s no ambiguity. No middle ground. I’m right. He’s wrong”
to
“[Snowden] may well be right” in just 4 days. Impressive.

Key changing his story (again)…

Written By: - Date published: 12:37 pm, September 15th, 2014 - 60 comments

Key Liar

Well well – Mr “No middle ground. I’m right. He’s wrong” is changing his story. He now admits that surveillance did go ahead…

The hairdressers of Levin and Foxton

Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, September 13th, 2014 - 44 comments

hairdresser levin

John Key reckons increasing the minimum wage would hurt “the hairdressers in Levin or Foxton”. So Rob McCann, Labour’s candidate for Ōtaki, asked one how she felt about that.

The only way National know to grow the economy

Written By: - Date published: 5:15 pm, September 10th, 2014 - 19 comments

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On Firstline this morning, John Key tried to compare National’s and Labour’s policies by saying “You can’t grow the economy when you restrict labour laws.” It’s nonsense, and it’s scary.

“‘Allo, ‘allo, ‘allo, ‘allo” -Final episode – (Series One) “Chaos and Mayhem”

Written By: - Date published: 7:07 pm, September 6th, 2014 - 7 comments

The Whale Oil Cafe has taken a hit. The walls have holes punched in them.  Most of the windows are smashed  and broken glass and dirt covers the cafe  floor.  The pictures of John Key are still hanging on the cafe walls, although the frames are smashed and glass broken… A whale of disaster has happened

All the way to Key

Written By: - Date published: 11:19 am, September 1st, 2014 - 30 comments

john key repeating and repeating

All credit to Guyon Espiner for another hard-hitting interview with Key on Morning Report today. Espiner tries to get a straight answer from Key over his personal contacts with Slater. Tries and tries and tries, to no avail. It is clear that Key, personally and through his office, is up to his neck in dirty politics.

The first head-to-head debate – tonight!

Written By: - Date published: 7:45 am, August 28th, 2014 - 315 comments

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The first head-to-head debate between David Cunliffe and John Key (tonight, 7pm, TV One) could be a real turning point of the election.

Interview with “Key”…

Written By: - Date published: 6:42 am, August 26th, 2014 - 16 comments

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Billed as “Decision 2014 Part 1″, Here’s Michael Hurst staring as John Key’s office…

Timeline: Key responsible for SIS release

Written By: - Date published: 9:54 am, August 23rd, 2014 - 72 comments

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Key is responsible for the release of SIS briefing notes to Cameron Slater – one of the main issues summarised in Dirty Politics. Here’s the timeline in detail.

English to lead the National Party?

Written By: - Date published: 8:54 am, August 22nd, 2014 - 67 comments

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Bill English was the first senior Nat to distance himself from Key’s dirty politics. Now, according to one of our commenters (Tracey) who was called, the Nats’ polling company is sounding out English as a possible party leader.

Dirty politics – the South is revolted

Written By: - Date published: 7:08 am, August 22nd, 2014 - 38 comments

john key repeating and repeating

Plenty of editorial comment is decrying Key’s dirty politics. Two pieces from the Deep South yesterday were particularly forthright. Can Key walk on sewerage?

Key lied – The smoking gun?

Written By: - Date published: 2:26 pm, August 21st, 2014 - 163 comments

smile and wave key

[Updated] John Key 8th August 2011: “”What happened is Warren Tucker didn’t come to me, he went to his legal adviser and his legal advisers told him this is the process they have to follow and when he was going through that process it was at that point he told me he’d release it because he has to tell me that under the no-surprises doctrine.”

Dirty politics vs accountability – you can’t be smeared with the truth

Written By: - Date published: 8:48 am, August 20th, 2014 - 49 comments

truth-lies

Accountability is not dirty politics. You can’t be smeared with the truth. John Key’s lines are as worthless as his promises of ministerial accountability.

Key’s farcical “Don’t ask, don’t tell” routine

Written By: - Date published: 3:04 pm, August 18th, 2014 - 40 comments

see no evil

John Key is sticking to his defensive strategy: deny everything, label Hager’s book a smear campaign, and – when pressed on specific allegations – say he doesn’t know the details. There is of course a very easy way for Mr Key to become acquainted with the details, which he doesn’t seem keen to do, and that’s to simply ask the right people….

#TeamKeySlater

Written By: - Date published: 10:49 am, August 18th, 2014 - 14 comments

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Key on Iraq

Written By: - Date published: 6:54 am, June 18th, 2014 - 52 comments

John Key not so keen on answering serious questions

John Key on Iraq in the Herald today:

“We are not a country out there looking for a fight.”

John Key in Iraq in 2003…

Cabinet Club

Written By: - Date published: 11:34 pm, May 6th, 2014 - 222 comments

Key cabinet

It’s called “Cabinet Club” but National claims Ministers aren’t actually acting as Ministers when they use it to raise money.

Which is why they called it “Cabinet Club” and not something with Ministerial connotations like… um… “Cabinet Club”

 

his precious $

Written By: - Date published: 8:20 am, March 22nd, 2014 - 41 comments

gollum

As reported on TV3 news a few nights ago, John Key said that “I have a very strong sense of how precious children are…” The children, that is, of Chinese consumers who are buying milk powder… As for kiwi kids, well…how precious are they, John? National cares so much for kiwi kids they were prepared […]

Dinner money

Written By: - Date published: 3:38 pm, March 9th, 2014 - 60 comments

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The reason we know about John Key’s Antoine’s dinner donations was that they were grouped into a single donation that had to be declared.

But what about all the other dinners where each seat is considered a separate donation?

Filibustering

Written By: - Date published: 2:51 pm, March 9th, 2014 - 13 comments

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On the odd occasion when the media has picked up on the magnitude of a big issue, eg GCSB, Key was under the spotlight and he was sweating…

Give us the names or pay the money back, John

Written By: - Date published: 11:59 am, March 8th, 2014 - 156 comments

John Key Swimming Pool Metro 2005

John Key has taken at least $165,000 in anonymous donations through secret dinner donations.

Will he follow David Cunliffe’s example and either name names or pay the money back? Or is Key too tricky for that?

Key hides advice, Collins goes to ground

Written By: - Date published: 11:36 pm, March 6th, 2014 - 76 comments

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Radio New Zealand has reported that John Key is refusing to release the advice he claims clears Judith Collins over her conflict of interest. And is now claiming that the Cabinet rules are ” just a guideline anyway”

Lying Key

Written By: - Date published: 7:21 am, March 6th, 2014 - 126 comments

Key Liar

Martyn’s got a post up over at the daily blog documenting some of the blatant lies Key has told that have been repeated without criticism by the media: 1: Key claimed on Firstline that Cunliffe had been to TVNZ for a Labour Party meeting at the height of the Shane Taurima affair when no such […]

Rotten

Written By: - Date published: 4:24 pm, February 14th, 2014 - 269 comments

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Stuff has an astounding interview with John Key where he reveals he has regular catch-ups with Cameron Slater.

We’ve always known that there were close ties between National and the abomination that is Whaleoil but now we know that the ties go right to the top.

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