EU elections

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Date published: 7:30 am, May 25th, 2019 - 9 comments
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The results of the European parliament elections are due.  It’s the first election they’ve had since the refugee crisis, the Brexit referendum, and the election of U.S. President Donald Trump.   There’s a reasonably high chance that the far right are going to increase their share of this Parliament.

Mayhem in the UK

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Date published: 11:56 am, May 25th, 2019 - 5 comments

Theresa May has announced that she is to stand down as UK Prime Minister.

Open mike 25/05/2019

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Daily review 24/05/2019

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Religion and the threshold

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Date published: 9:13 am, May 24th, 2019 - 53 comments

It has been pretty boring watching the coverage of religious conservatives trying to present a meaningful political presence for the next election. Haven’t the NZ Herald’s puff piece journalists ever read about the history of religious parties in this “no religion” state? They’re fractional parties incapable of getting to 5% without assistance, and they don’t grow the vote for the right.

Labour to relax fiscal responsibility rules

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Date published: 9:00 am, May 24th, 2019 - 69 comments

Grant Robertson has announced there will be a relaxing of the fiscal responsibility rules, although not until after the next election.

Open mike 24/05/2019

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Daily review 23/05/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, May 23rd, 2019 - 70 comments

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Run Brian Run

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Date published: 7:30 am, May 23rd, 2019 - 103 comments

Brian Tamaki, recent victim of self/God?-inflicted burns. Don't be like Brian.

Brian Tamaki is set to announce the launch of a new political party today.

Open mike 23/05/2019

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Daily review 22/05/2019

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Date published: 5:41 pm, May 22nd, 2019 - 25 comments

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Parliament’s culture

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Date published: 12:24 pm, May 22nd, 2019 - 127 comments

The report into Parliament’s workplace culture has described behaviour that is of major concern.

Open mike 22/05/2019

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Date published: 7:00 am, May 22nd, 2019 - 147 comments

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Daily review 21/05/2019

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Date published: 5:30 pm, May 21st, 2019 - 76 comments

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Death tax fake news

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Date published: 10:47 am, May 21st, 2019 - 60 comments

Social media was responsible for the repeated broadcasting of the claim that Labor in Australia intended to bring in a death tax.  What should happen when claims that are clearly wrong are made?

Billionaire pledges to pay off class of 2019’s student loans

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Date published: 7:57 am, May 21st, 2019 - 49 comments

Billionaire investor Robert F. Smith was invited to give the graduation speech at Morehouse College, his old school, and stunned everyone when he deviated from prepared speech notes.

Open mike 21/05/2019

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Daily review 20/05/2019

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Will the Christian Conservatives rise again?

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Date published: 11:07 am, May 20th, 2019 - 78 comments

Simon Bridges has conceded that his claim that talk about Alfred Ngaro setting up a conservative party was “rumour and speculation” was not actually true.  And Ngaro has gone on the offensive describing abortion as an unholy holocaust.

Open mike 20/05/2019

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Aussie oi?

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Date published: 9:37 am, May 19th, 2019 - 122 comments

Overnight in Australia there was meant to be a change to a Labor Government.  But something happened …

Open mike 19/05/2019

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Hate Speech Is an Evitable Evil

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Date published: 7:00 am, May 19th, 2019 - 72 comments

Online behaviour like any other behaviour can be modified but this will not happen by itself.

How To Get There 19/5/19

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Date published: 7:00 am, May 19th, 2019 - 58 comments

Welcome to TS’s Sunday think piece. It’s a blank sheet, a tabula rasa, waiting for your thoughts on the future and How To Get There.  

Aussie aussie aussie …

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Date published: 5:46 pm, May 18th, 2019 - 130 comments

The Australian election is on today.  Is this the end of Scomo and the Liberals?  Is Tony Abbott goneburger? Will the last act of Bob Hawke’s life push Labor over the line?

The hard change of forestry

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Date published: 10:41 am, May 18th, 2019 - 98 comments

Forestry is forcing an important tilting point between mitigating climate change and land use, and it’s going to affect the viability of some North Island towns.

Open mike 18/05/2019

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Daily review 17/05/2019

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In praise of Judith Collins

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Date published: 3:58 pm, May 17th, 2019 - 35 comments

In what is possibly a first ever occurrence the Standard is publishing a post in praise of Judith Collins for standing up for Green MP Golriz Ghahraman.

Is National thinking of a conservative puppet party?

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Date published: 9:12 am, May 17th, 2019 - 229 comments

The Herald has reported that National is considering allowing Alfred Ngaro to form another break away party this time with a definite christian conservative bent and also to take over the Botany electorate.

Open mike 17/05/2019

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