Ross resigns, to lay corrupt practices complaint against Bridges with police

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Date published: 12:41 pm, October 16th, 2018 - 167 comments
Categories: Abuse of power, by-election, corruption, Dirty Politics, elections, Politics, Simon Bridges
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Jamie-Lee Ross will seek to win a by-election as an independent. Says that Simon Bridges is corrupt and unlikeable and that he could prove it.  Refutes Simon Bridges claim against him of harassment of women. Said the by-election would be a referendum on Bridges’ leadership. Updated: Simon Bridges responds – what he doesn’t say is more interesting

 

Jami-Lee Ross Doubles Down; Resigns From Parliament

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Date published: 11:28 am, October 16th, 2018 - 60 comments
Categories: Amy Adams, class war, Dirty Politics, Judith Collins, paula bennett, Politics, same old national, Simon Bridges
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Jami-Lee Ross is to resign from Parliament amid further claims about unlawful activity from Tory leader Simon Bridges. Ross says he will stand in the Botany by-election. Ross also says he will lay a complaint against Bridges with the Police.

MAFS Botany

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Date published: 7:45 am, October 17th, 2018 - No comments

The Botany by-election is an opportunity for National to woo a future party leader. There’s an obvious candidate if the Tories have the nerve to propose.

Open Mike 17/10/2018

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Daily Review 16/10/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, October 16th, 2018 - 76 comments

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National’s caucus meeting today – nothing to see here

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Date published: 7:30 am, October 16th, 2018 - 82 comments

All eyes will be on National’s caucus meeting today.  And Simon Bridges will need to explain what Jami-Lee Ross meant when he said that he had recorded a conversation where he was asked by Bridges to break the law.

Open Mike 16/10/2018

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Daily Review 15/10/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, October 15th, 2018 - 18 comments

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Civil war breaks out in National’s ranks

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Date published: 1:07 pm, October 15th, 2018 - 235 comments

Jami-Lee Ross has gone public and announced that he will be blamed for the leaking of Simon Bridges’ travel information and said that he will continue to speak publicly about the issue.

Retail Fuel politics

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Date published: 11:32 am, October 15th, 2018 - 50 comments

New Zealand is now getting truckie protests about fuel prices reminiscent of the first term of the Helen Clark government. This is no doubt the start of many protests to come from truckie and consumer alike.

National leaks again

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Date published: 8:53 am, October 15th, 2018 - 107 comments

Duncan Garner has this morning revealed further leaked information from within National concerning Simon Bridges’ disastrous polling and indicating that he received a donation from a company with links to the Exclusive Brethren.

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For a Better New Zealand?

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Date published: 8:05 am, October 15th, 2018 - 40 comments

A new political party has emerged with what could be loosely described as a stunning website.

Open Mike 15/10/2018

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A Bigger Better Budget!

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Date published: 12:58 pm, October 14th, 2018 - 11 comments

An odd detail or change was buried within the IPCC report that came out last week.

Light rail in Auckland

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Date published: 9:56 am, October 14th, 2018 - 91 comments

There has been some push back against the Government’s light rail proposal for Dominion Road from some unlikely sources.  But they are concentrating on what is best for airport users, not what is best for the city as a whole.

Open Mike 14/10/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, October 14th, 2018 - 266 comments

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Reprehensible People.

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Date published: 1:05 pm, October 13th, 2018 - 80 comments

“Kavanaugh” – the name lends itself to being enunciated with a certain pluminess, don’t you think?

Simon Bridges is totes relaxed about his leak inquiry

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Date published: 9:11 am, October 13th, 2018 - 26 comments

After spending over a hundred thousand dollars on the inquiry into who leaked his travel information Simon Bridges now claims that he is no longer worried about who leaked his travel expense information.

Open Mike 13/10/2018

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Concert Woes.

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Date published: 5:46 pm, October 12th, 2018 - 36 comments

Compensation for not getting to see someone in concert? $12 000. Compensation for being imprisoned in a big bloody compound and shot at by snipers if you go anywhere near the perimeter fence? Nothing. But…

Daily Review 12/10/2018

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Another reminder that climate change is happening

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Date published: 9:07 am, October 12th, 2018 - 63 comments

Hurricane Michael is exactly the sort of weather event that climate change scientists predicted would occur because of climate change.

Vote City Vision in Entrust elections

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Date published: 8:47 am, October 12th, 2018 - 32 comments

Voting papers are being delivered to parts of Auckland relating to the Entrust elections, to elect trustees to oversee the management of Vector.  City Vision is standing a progressive group of candidates hoping to take power away from the current right wing dominated board.

Open Mike 12/10/2018

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Daily Review 11/10/2018

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Alternative Trade Strategy hui

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Date published: 5:10 pm, October 11th, 2018 - 7 comments

Information concerning a hui scheduled for October 19 and 20 at Auckland University to set out what an alternative and progressive trade strategy should look like.

The leak inquiries

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Date published: 8:11 am, October 11th, 2018 - 37 comments

Trevor Mallard has shut down one possible conclusion of National’s leak inquiry by conducting his own inquiry into his office which has concluded that the leak of Bridges’ travel information did not come from there.

Open Mike 11/10/2018

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Daily Review 10/10/2018

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National’s firearms forums – what could go wrong?

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Date published: 7:56 am, October 10th, 2018 - 125 comments

National has launched a series of public meetings to discuss a major issue.  Not child poverty or climate change or how badly wrong Steven Joyce’s $11.5 billion hole claim was, but guns.

Shake It Up, Taylor Swift, Shake It Up

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Date published: 7:29 am, October 10th, 2018 - 36 comments

There is a long a proud history of musicians adding their weight to the Democratic cause in the United States, but Taylor Swift’s recent action is about as on-message as you can get.

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