Follow the money

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Date published: 10:39 pm, June 22nd, 2017 - 48 comments
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Bill English’s texted electorate chair Stuart Davie on 21st February 2016 saying Glenys Dickson was given an extra payout from the Leader’s fund “to avoid potential legal action.” It was the only source available for an extra payout for confidentiality. English said today no-one in February knew there was any issue of illegality. Then what legal action and why an extra payment?

Daily Review 23/06/2017

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Date published: 5:30 pm, June 23rd, 2017 - 70 comments

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Creative uses for Brash’s “Hobson’s pledge” pamphlets

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Date published: 12:20 pm, June 23rd, 2017 - 42 comments

Ex Nat leader Don Brash, of racist Orewa speech and Iwi/Kiwi fame, is still out there fanning the flames of division in NZ.

Sarah v Government

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Date published: 8:00 am, June 23rd, 2017 - 51 comments

the Government can’t always be trusted to act in the best interests of the people or the planet

 

So English lied to Parliament too

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Date published: 6:40 am, June 23rd, 2017 - 22 comments

Labour and Peters have both made complaints over English’s lie to Parliament. Peters is calling on English to step down. That’s going to make any post-election NZF/Nat coalition a bit tricky.

Open Mike 23/06/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, June 23rd, 2017 - 143 comments

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Daily Review 22/06/2017

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Date published: 5:30 pm, June 22nd, 2017 - 53 comments

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Labour to invest in public transport for Greater Christchurch

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Date published: 11:17 am, June 22nd, 2017 - 9 comments

A 21st century city simply has to have integrated, multi-modal public transport at its heart.

Bill English is no John Key

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Date published: 9:00 am, June 22nd, 2017 - 37 comments

During Dirty Politics John Key was able to stand in front of a group of reporters and with complete confidence make a series of statements the veracity of which was dubious.  Bill English has shown this week that he does not have that ability.

Keeping our eye on the ball

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Date published: 6:18 am, June 22nd, 2017 - 22 comments

Compared to this, Barclaygate is a tiny speck of dust by the skirting board behind the couch.

Barclay/English cartooned

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Date published: 6:06 am, June 22nd, 2017 - 8 comments

Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil.

Open Mike 22/06/2017

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Daily Review 21/06/2017

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Date published: 5:30 pm, June 21st, 2017 - 20 comments

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Later Todd

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Date published: 1:37 pm, June 21st, 2017 - 127 comments

  1. Todd Barclay has announced that he will not stand at the next General Election as National’s Clutha Southland candidate.

Why is Whaleoil being pathetic or paid on Toddy?

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Date published: 11:19 am, June 21st, 2017 - 31 comments

We may never know if Todd Barclay was one of the Simon Lusk / Cameron Slater Dirty Politics ‘clients’. However if you read the Whaleoil today, he has finally received instructions (umm) figured out the spin line … Whatever…

Should The Left Do Authoritarian Populism Like The Right Does?

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Date published: 10:17 am, June 21st, 2017 - 54 comments

What if the left had an authoritarian populist in power and got some stuff done?

Meanwhile – Winston waits…

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Date published: 9:45 am, June 21st, 2017 - 31 comments

‘Tis the time in the electoral cycle when Winston Peters bestirs himself to life. And tweets thus…

Bill English is a liar not a leader

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Date published: 7:38 am, June 21st, 2017 - 159 comments

Bill English lied and he tried to coverup what may well be a crime. He has blown his brand big-time.

Barclay debacle recap

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Date published: 6:05 am, June 21st, 2017 - 73 comments

From twitter, Holy shit, someone in NZ did some journalism and all hell breaks loose.

Open Mike 21/06/2017

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Daily Review 20/06/2017

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Date published: 5:30 pm, June 20th, 2017 - 25 comments

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Some random impertinent questions about Todd Barclay’s problems

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Date published: 2:30 pm, June 20th, 2017 - 145 comments

Bill English has admitted that he knew about the tape that Todd Barclay says does not exist.  And National have some serious questions to answer concerning Todd Barclay’s behaviour.

Oil and Water Mix.

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Date published: 11:17 am, June 20th, 2017 - 23 comments

Our economic paradigm (market capitalism) and oil don’t mix. False hope (BECCS) and survival doesn’t mix. Current political settings (Paris pledges produce 3- 4 degrees C warming with the US on board) and intelligent action don’t mix. Incrementalism (time is not on our side) and AGW doesn’t mix. Whatever can’t be mixed into some AGW solution needs to be flushed.

Scary, huh? Well, yes and no…

National’s Todd Barclay problem

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Date published: 8:24 am, June 20th, 2017 - 112 comments

Newsroom has released details about how National handled the police investigation into Todd Barclay’s alleged illegal wiretapping suggesting that Bill English thought it had occurred and that the complaint was dealt with in part by a payment from John Key’s Prime Minister’s fund.

Party donations analysis

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Date published: 7:02 am, June 20th, 2017 - 101 comments

Max Rasbrooke has done an analysis of donations to political parties, and raises the concern that donations buy influence. There is a solution to this problem.

Open Mike 20/06/2017

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Daily Review 19/06/2017

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Date published: 6:09 pm, June 19th, 2017 - 32 comments

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Supporting racism

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Date published: 1:44 pm, June 19th, 2017 - 31 comments

Calling on all kiwis to help support a very important cause…racism.

Why the America’s Cup is better than Rugby

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Date published: 10:41 am, June 19th, 2017 - 135 comments

And now for something completely different.  Is the America’s cup a more potent example of New Zealand’s unique place in the world than the Rigby World Cup.

Lies, damn lies, and National’s housing affordability statistics

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Date published: 9:19 am, June 19th, 2017 - 39 comments

RNZ: The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment ignored advice from the Reserve Bank over its new housing affordability measure, and made houses appear to be more affordable than they actually were.

National release their Social Media Policy

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Date published: 6:30 am, June 19th, 2017 - 14 comments

How not to be a twit.

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