Paula’s petulant parliamentary outburst

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Date published: 8:41 am, May 24th, 2018 - 208 comments
Categories: john key, labour, paula bennett, Politics, Simon Bridges, the praiseworthy and the pitiful, trevor mallard
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Paula Bennett stormed out of Parliament yesterday after Trevor Mallard correctly applied the standing orders and ruled out a question containing an unparliamentary term.  And National has responded by questioning if Jacinda Ardern was actually described as a “silly little girl” but has refused to question its MPs.

Daily Review 24/05/2018

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National loses the plot in Parliament

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Date published: 4:40 pm, May 24th, 2018 - 10 comments

National’s show down with Trevor Mallard today did not go as well as they hoped.

Deep Trawling.

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Date published: 9:14 am, May 24th, 2018 - 17 comments

Is NZ’s fishing industry just a domestic version of the tobacco companies? And how much would that really matter?

Open Mike 24/05/2018

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New Zealand trade negotiations with Europe

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Date published: 11:00 am, May 23rd, 2018 - 5 comments

On Thursday 31 May at the University of Auckland, the Fabians are hosting Max Harris on the topic “Is it time for an independent foreign policy?” What would be the costs of a really independent foreign policy, over the benefits of salving our conscience with greater national independence?  And where does Trade fit in?

Call for Royal Commission into Banking

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Date published: 8:00 am, May 23rd, 2018 - 12 comments

Sam Stubbs, a longstanding outspoken commentator in New Zealand’s financial industry, continues to advocate for a Royal Commission into banking and insurance.

Open Mike 23/05/2018

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Trouble within National’s ranks?

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Date published: 3:43 pm, May 22nd, 2018 - 125 comments

It looks like the National collective has doubts about Simon Bridges’ pulling power.

What’s happening inside UK Labour.

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Date published: 11:19 am, May 22nd, 2018 - 4 comments

Factional infighting within UK Labour.

David Seymour blows the dog whistle, hard

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Date published: 8:56 am, May 22nd, 2018 - 34 comments

David Seymour has hit a new low by drumming up public opposition to a small social housing development planned by Housiung Corporation in Epsom by claiming some of the potential tenants may have mental health problems.

The law and order debate and the grade one tosser

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Date published: 7:43 am, May 22nd, 2018 - 35 comments

The Government has announced it will not proceed with the Waikeria mega prison as part of its policy to decrease the prison muster by 30%.  And the called for public debate starts off with one of the major players using a study the author of which subsequently retracted because the data he relied on was wrong.

Open Mike 22/05/2018

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Why does Simon hate pensioners?

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Date published: 5:31 pm, May 21st, 2018 - 130 comments

In a welcome move by Labour to relieve energy poverty on those with fixed, low incomes, all beneficiaries (including pensioners) are to get up to $700 extra automatically over winter.

National obviously hate this.

Daily Review 21/05/2018

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Wipeout

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Date published: 10:04 am, May 21st, 2018 - 31 comments

How many wake up calls does it take?

National is all over the place on the budget

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Date published: 8:21 am, May 21st, 2018 - 131 comments

National has made a meal of its first critique of Labour’s budget with a poor performance by Simon Bridges and with four claims about the budget that are clearly wrong but which National keep repeating.

Open Mike 21/05/2018

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Doofus of the week – May 20, 2018

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Date published: 8:30 am, May 20th, 2018 - 20 comments

Aaron Schlossberg, American Attorney and Trump Supporter, and someone who thinks people speaking Spanish to each other in a New York restaurant poses some sort of existential threat to the Union is this week’s doofus of the week.

Marama Davidson – This is what a real Government looks like

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Date published: 8:00 am, May 20th, 2018 - 103 comments

Marama Davidson’s speech to Parliament during the Budget debate.

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Fudget for Austerity

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Date published: 12:31 pm, May 19th, 2018 - 71 comments

Some proposals on why we just got the budget we did.

Shouty Simon’s strange budget claim

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Date published: 8:00 am, May 19th, 2018 - 64 comments

National’s claims about Labour’s health spend suffer from the not insignificant problem that they do not make any sense when analysed.

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An Existential Threat.

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Date published: 10:59 am, May 18th, 2018 - 30 comments

Is it a propaganda ploy these days to present the “utterly ridiculous” so that people, unable to engage or compute, turn away?

Open Mike 18/05/2018

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The Budget

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An evolving post to cover budget announcements.

Industrial action is one way to increase wages

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Date published: 8:30 am, May 17th, 2018 - 20 comments

The National Party has recently been on the Government’s case for increasing strikes under their watch. But is that really a fair criticism, and does it jive well with the other things the Opposition has been claiming to value?

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