Joyce stands down as National struggles to find new leader *

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Little proposes radical shake up of the Criminal Justice system

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Date published: 11:39 am, February 24th, 2018 - 16 comments

Andrew Little has called for a complete change the way criminal justice works.  But National’s initial response suggests that the prospects of a mature discussion on the issue are slim.

Open Mike 24/02/2018

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Daily Review 23/02/2018

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Arm me with

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Date published: 8:19 am, February 23rd, 2018 - 177 comments

Teachers in America have responded to Donald Trump’s proposal to arm teachers in response to the Parkland School massacre with a request that they be armed with anything but guns.

Open Mike 23/02/2018

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Daily Review 22/02/2018

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National’s meh leadership contest

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Date published: 4:27 pm, February 22nd, 2018 - 76 comments

National’s leadership contest is one week old.  The latest is a central edict that all candidates have to be nice to each other and a claim that candidates are not offering senior positions to MPs in exchange for their support.

Climate change is not an accident

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Date published: 6:23 am, February 22nd, 2018 - 107 comments

Snippets from the first day of the 2nd Pacific Climate Change Conference and Cyclone Gita.

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Daily Review 21/02/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, February 21st, 2018 - 62 comments

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Democratic burn

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Date published: 12:37 pm, February 21st, 2018 - 21 comments

“I’m joining whatever political party those kids in Florida just started”

It’s Our Future: Complete U-Turn by Labour and NZ First on TPP

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Date published: 11:37 am, February 21st, 2018 - 128 comments

The TPP might have been re-branded as the CPTPP but it’s still the same bad deal says Professor Jane Kelsey, New Zealand’s expert on international economic regulation.

“Calling it “Comprehensive and Progressive” doesn’t make it any better.

Hager posts Dirty Politics chapter on Mark Mitchell on web

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Date published: 10:17 am, February 21st, 2018 - 24 comments

Nicky Hager and the publishers of Dirty Politics have released into the public arena the chapter dealing with Mark Mitchell’s campaign to be selected as National’s Rodney candidate.

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Tax Haven Man in Town

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Date published: 10:08 pm, February 20th, 2018 - 11 comments

The Lord Mayor of the City of London is visiting New Zealand. Its not Sadiq Khan, Charles Bowman is a PwC partner leading London’s financial centre lobby. He’s here to talk to business and regulators. He’ll no doubt be talking up  more deregulation.

Daily Review 20/02/2018

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Poll Watch: Colmar Brunton Poll 2018-2-19

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Date published: 8:30 am, February 20th, 2018 - 47 comments

In this second edition of Pollwatch, we note the impact of Jacinda Ardern at the height of her powers, track the likelyhood of current government support partners of clearing our high Party Vote threshold, and note the small likelyhood that English’s eventual successor will have of sneaking into the Beehive even if we held a snap election right now.

The battle of the five political midgets

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Date published: 8:01 am, February 20th, 2018 - 102 comments

Steven Joyce and Mark Mitchell have both thrown their hats into the ring for National’s leadership.

Us and them – what will Labour do about WINZ?

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Date published: 6:30 am, February 20th, 2018 - 106 comments

What we need is a government that shares power with beneficiaries.

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Daily Review 19/02/2018

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The strange case of the Judith Collins support website

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Date published: 1:17 pm, February 19th, 2018 - 51 comments

A Back Judith Collins website has been established.  And Collins is denying involvement.

US kids fight back: you are either with us or against us

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Date published: 12:57 pm, February 19th, 2018 - 44 comments

Four days after surviving a shooting massacre at her school, student Emma Gonzalez gave this stunning speech at an anti-gun rally in Florida. Other students are organising the National School Walkout and March for Our Lives.

Mueller v Russia

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Date published: 8:21 am, February 19th, 2018 - 323 comments

Robert Mueller has laid an indictment alleging that thirteen Russians and three Russian entities illegally interfered with the 2016 American Election campaign.

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Strong and decisive

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Date published: 8:54 am, February 18th, 2018 - 154 comments

Judith Collins has picked on the campaign term strong and decisive for behaviour better described as brutal and obdurate.

ALRANZ: 16 reasons to change the abortion law

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Date published: 6:08 am, February 18th, 2018 - 23 comments

Labour are intending to change NZ’s abortion laws. ALRANZ has 16 good reasons why that’s important (and overview of the current laws).

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Seymour is dancing with the stars

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Date published: 8:00 am, February 17th, 2018 - 33 comments

David Seymour has indicated his commitment to improving ACT’s plight by enrolling for Dancing with the Stars.

Labour to reform abortion law

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Date published: 6:36 am, February 17th, 2018 - 297 comments

Justice Minister Andrew Little has given the go ahead to change NZ’s archaic abortion legislation.

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