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What National Needs To Do

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Date published: 9:04 am, November 27th, 2021 - 36 comments
Categories: Christopher Luxon, covid-19, national, Parliament, same old national, Shane Reti
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Since the left are experts at internal knifing, National should learn from the left about how to recover.  What National needsto do to recover.

Class oppression and discrimination

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Date published: 12:45 pm, November 27th, 2021 - 15 comments

A brief analysis of power.

Open mike 27/11/2021

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Daily review 26/11/2021

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Open mike 26/11/2021

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The winners and losers from National’s leadership spill

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Date published: 8:12 pm, November 25th, 2021 - 142 comments

The winners and losers of today’s National Party leadership spill are …

Daily review 25/11/2021

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How many centrist votes go to Labour?

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Date published: 12:38 pm, November 25th, 2021 - 105 comments

Judith Collins lost a vote of confidence. David Farrar seems to think that Act will get the inevitable flow. Sounds unlikely. The far right and nutbar fringe has already vacated to Act – who represent them so well. But Labour overwhelming won last election on a vote from previous National voters. History repeats in 2023?

National’s civil war reerrupts

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Date published: 7:35 am, November 25th, 2021 - 131 comments

National’s civil war which has been simmering for a while erupted last night after Judith Collins demoted Simon Bridges for making inappropriate comments to Jaqui Dean five years ago.

Open mike 25/11/2021

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National – let the virus rip

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Date published: 8:29 pm, November 24th, 2021 - 21 comments

There is no other explanation, and this week Paul Goldsmith gave the game away, National thinks that we should let the Corona virus rip.

Daily review 24/11/2021

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He Waka Eke Noa?

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Date published: 8:32 am, November 24th, 2021 - 14 comments

While a core of farmers protested a few days ago against farm environmental regulation with long lines of tractors, the organised form of agribusiness, Maori and government working together have concluded that making a climate different isn’t possible.

See what happens when you put a woman in charge?

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Date published: 7:41 am, November 24th, 2021 - 120 comments

Remarkably low Covid death and infection rates, good and improving vaccination rates, low unemployment and debt to GDP …

Glen Greenwald on why he covers what he does

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Date published: 6:21 am, November 24th, 2021 - 46 comments

From the time I began writing, I focused on what was being under-covered, not echo what everyone was saying”

Open mike 24/11/2021

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Daily review 23/11/2021

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Date published: 5:30 pm, November 23rd, 2021 - 35 comments

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BORA vs pandemic mandate

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Date published: 2:30 pm, November 23rd, 2021 - 13 comments

The Bill of Right Act (BORA) is an interesting because it is what I would call a balancing act. It enshrines certain individual rights but they are not absolutes against community needs. So far the decisions about challenges to the vaccine mandate balance are supporting the Crown.

Stop being a dick Barry

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Date published: 7:31 am, November 23rd, 2021 - 54 comments

At yesterday’s post Cabinet Press Conference Barry Soper overtalked a number of reporters, demanded answers to his questions, and then stormed out of the press conference.  And then immediately wrote a piece accusing Jacinda Ardern of overtalking reporters …

Open mike 23/11/2021

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Daily review 22/11/2021

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Open mike 22/11/2021

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Mothers of the Revolution

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Date published: 6:16 pm, November 20th, 2021 - 41 comments

Saw an inspiring premiere of this NZ -made movie about the amazing women of Greenham Common at the Wellington Film Festival today. Their years-long protest led to the INF treaty, a major advance in nuclear safety, now abandoned. Well worth seeing – a timely reminder in light of today’s news about NATO moving nuclear missiles around Eastern European nations on Russia’s borders.

Astroturfers of the world unite

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Date published: 9:14 am, November 20th, 2021 - 52 comments

Two days before what is claimed will be the mother of all protests links between the Groundswell organisation and the Taxpayers Union have been discovered.

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Daily review 19/11/2021

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The pandemic response is like driving a car

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Date published: 3:58 pm, November 19th, 2021 - 11 comments

Staying safe from Covid-19 this summer can be as simple as a few basic steps.

Is This The New State We Want?

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Date published: 12:02 pm, November 19th, 2021 - 24 comments

The New Zealand state is gaining power again, but is it what we want?

National is being utterly irresponsible

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Date published: 7:46 am, November 19th, 2021 - 58 comments

In the middle of a pandemic where the numbers in hospital are increasing and a number of Kiwis have died from a virus that is spreading promising the loosening of current restrictions is the most irresponsible, stupid, foolhardy, idiotic, imbecile thing I could ever expect a political party to do.

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