Written By: - Date published: 10:38 pm, March 28th, 2015 - 25 comments
Paddy Gower and Duncan Garner don’t understand our electoral system: “that’s MMP”. By-elections are pure First Past the Post – and that’s why Andrew Little didn’t need to do a deal, and Northland doesn’t stink like Epsom.
Written By: - Date published: 12:51 pm, December 16th, 2014 - 187 comments
Would John Key be making reference to terror attacks if Haron Monis was not from the Middle East? Our PM has a track record of jumping the gun on sensitive international issues…
Written By: - Date published: 4:59 pm, November 26th, 2014 - 5 comments
Yesterday’s 2 reports are even worse for what they managed to conclude inside their scope. What was outside their scope shows things even more interesting.
Written By: - Date published: 8:16 pm, November 25th, 2014 - 9 comments
Q&A with our fearless leader on his many reports.
Written By: - Date published: 11:25 pm, November 18th, 2014 - 43 comments
Election 2014 result coverage reprised…
Written By: - Date published: 10:33 am, November 17th, 2014 - 112 comments
Not to NZ at any rate.
Written By: - Date published: 2:17 pm, November 14th, 2014 - 6 comments
Thatcher didn’t care about the Jungle Canyon Rope Bridges, did she? The Tories, under Thatcher, let them fall apart…
Also: Mr Men.
Written By: - Date published: 8:23 am, October 28th, 2014 - 133 comments
In its first term, National was very careful to be incremental – Key hung to the middle, chipping away carefully at workers’ rights without doing anything dramatic. Having gained the public’s trust by continuing (outside the House) to be a clown they’d like to have a drink with, they went with one big hit with […]
Written By: - Date published: 8:50 pm, October 17th, 2014 - 308 comments
Surely this should put Paddy Gower and co to bed once and for all. With great grace despite Shearer’s baiting, and with great clarity, Cunliffe has declared he will never seek the Labour leadership again. It was Shermanesque. Now surely he can get on with using his great talent for Labour and not have him […]
Written By: - Date published: 5:42 pm, October 16th, 2014 - 70 comments
As story after story comes out, it shows how much contempt for transparency and the law this government has, and how little it intends to be held to account.
Written By: - Date published: 8:24 am, September 27th, 2014 - 10 comments
So National will continue their rorts by giving ministries to their tame poodles, Rimmer and the Hair. Despite each making the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party look like it has a serious electoral mandate. I guess it makes it look like National has friends, and Act and UF appreciate the extra cash. But Seymour will probably […]
Written By: - Date published: 1:23 pm, September 23rd, 2014 - 146 comments
Our Labour MPs seem to be in disarray. Somehow the party that teaches solidarity keeps on being fractured, while the party that teaches individualism is a strong union.
Why are they talking to each other through the media instead of picking up the phone?
Written By: - Date published: 1:48 pm, September 16th, 2014 - 82 comments
John Key will no doubt – like with Dirty Politics – keep saying that “most of it is proven false” about the Snowden revelations… while slowly admitting most of the charges against him.
Written By: - Date published: 7:06 am, September 12th, 2014 - 55 comments
Frank Macskasy at the Daily Blog has produced a timeline on the 11 year old David Cunliffe – Donghua Liu letter that shows some more seriously dodgy Dirty Politics
Written By: - Date published: 12:13 pm, September 4th, 2014 - 34 comments
NetworkOnNet posts about the Ministry of Education under Tolley bullying good principals though WhaleOil. And also in Education news: this week all 4-7 year olds will be eligible for a free hot school lunch… in the UK.
Written By: - Date published: 1:49 pm, September 3rd, 2014 - 26 comments
John Key has been pushing the “they blog on the left too” line, but he’s deliberately missing the point.
lprent: I add my little bit at the end about pseudonyms
Written By: - Date published: 9:45 pm, September 2nd, 2014 - 181 comments
Cunliffe started best, Key got in a zinger and put him off his stride, Cunliffe dominated the second half.
Written By: - Date published: 12:39 pm, August 30th, 2014 - 228 comments
Press conference is running late, but Judith’s statement is out – resigning as Minister, but not as MP.
New allegations of her undermining SFO head Adam Feeley have finally been too much.
Update: email attached to post