Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, March 26th, 2015 - 109 comments
The most egregious feature remains the sheer banality. Its like John Key can’t help himself. Because most National Ltd™ voters really don’t care and because the MSM just accepts the deceit as “one of those things,” he’s been able to get away with it scot-free for more than six years.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, March 25th, 2015 - 14 comments
Cotton On’s act of provocation is matched in its cynicism only by the company’s contempt for the negotiation process. While attempting to feign an understanding of how the new law actually works, Cotton On simultaneously may also have breached the newly amended sections 4 and 32 of the ERA
Written By: - Date published: 11:07 am, March 7th, 2015 - 97 comments
Two interesting changes in the Northland by-election overnight.
Written By: - Date published: 10:16 am, March 6th, 2015 - 13 comments
The lies and media pap being distributed for public consumption by the boys down at “The Club” are old and worn out now. Politicians, public commentators, and media heads who really think they can get away with this flimsy “rinse and repeat” justification of the indefensible are treated us with contempt.
Written By: - Date published: 7:16 pm, February 26th, 2015 - 26 comments
David Parker recaps Key’s bluster on his Donghua Liu dinner, and it’s pure comedy.
Written By: - Date published: 8:18 am, February 13th, 2015 - 417 comments
NZ is again being asked to go to war in Iraq. The Clark Labour Government said no a decade ago, but in 2015 there may be a compelling reason to join the fight; this time it’s the right thing to do. New Standard author te reo putake puts the case for NZ entering the battle against ISIS.
Written By: - Date published: 12:32 pm, February 11th, 2015 - 85 comments
The Labour Party is organising a petition against the $140 million bailout SkyCity is demanding – and John Key is insisting we have to pay to prevent getting an “eyesore” of a convention centr
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, February 10th, 2015 - 19 comments
Feinstein Doak has a post up with the Top Political Facebook Posts of 2014, and the results are interesting.
Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, January 16th, 2015 - 87 comments
The latest excuse for John Key deleting his texts wholesale is wafer-thin.
Written By: - Date published: 1:00 pm, September 24th, 2014 - 88 comments
It’s great to see John Key taking a sudden interest in addressing child poverty in New Zealand. But why the change of heart?
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, September 21st, 2014 - 138 comments
This election result is not the end of the world for me – because I am very, very lucky.
Written By: - Date published: 4:16 pm, September 17th, 2014 - 138 comments
From “There’s no ambiguity. No middle ground. I’m right. He’s wrong”
“[Snowden] may well be right” in just 4 days. Impressive.
Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, September 13th, 2014 - 44 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 5:15 pm, September 10th, 2014 - 19 comments
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.
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
Written By: - Date published: 11:19 am, September 1st, 2014 - 30 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 7:45 am, August 28th, 2014 - 315 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 9:54 am, August 23rd, 2014 - 72 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 8:54 am, August 22nd, 2014 - 67 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 7:08 am, August 22nd, 2014 - 38 comments
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?
Written By: - Date published: 2:26 pm, August 21st, 2014 - 163 comments
[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.”
Written By: - Date published: 8:48 am, August 20th, 2014 - 49 comments
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.