Written By: - Date published: 9:54 am, September 30th, 2017 - 60 comments
This might look like smart politics for National to draw the Greens in with National but a more primary motivation might be that English/Joyce and co. are desperate to form a coalition with anyone, otherwise as individuals, they’ll certainly lose their power within the party in the inevitable shakeup.
Written By: - Date published: 8:29 am, October 23rd, 2014 - 128 comments
The leadership contest has kicked off with a bang.
Written By: - Date published: 6:33 pm, October 11th, 2014 - 156 comments
David Parker is likely to join the leadership race tomorrow…
Update: Confirmed – David Parker is standing.
Written By: - Date published: 10:31 am, September 14th, 2014 - 119 comments
David Cunliffe has announced his final big policy. It’s called NZ Inc and it’s a bloody smart move.
Written By: - Date published: 8:46 pm, June 18th, 2014 - 220 comments
The weak and transparent smear attempt from National says more about them than David Cunliffe.
Written By: - Date published: 1:29 pm, June 12th, 2014 - 117 comments
The Insurance Council and National are desperately trying to pour cold water on Labour’s popular earthquake court policy.
Written By: - Date published: 12:15 pm, June 9th, 2014 - 61 comments
For the second time in as many weeks, David Farrar has lied to his readers over at kiwiblog.
Written By: - Date published: 8:37 pm, May 29th, 2014 - 205 comments
David Farrar has quite a thing for Winston Peters…
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, May 21st, 2014 - 11 comments
!!BREAKING NEWS!! John Key is locked in a fierce battle with….a previous government.
Written By: - Date published: 1:09 pm, May 20th, 2014 - 43 comments
National’s pandering to foreign money is disturbing their supporters
Written By: - Date published: 10:27 am, May 19th, 2014 - 110 comments
There is no housing crisis. Everything is fine.
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, May 12th, 2014 - 46 comments
Judith Collins has her back against the wall. Weeks of intense scrutiny finally took its toll which culminated in her crazy attack of journalists last week. And the very last thing John Key wants in the lead up to the election is a damaged relationship with the media. So was Judith’s media-attack an irrational outburst? […]
Written By: - Date published: 10:54 am, May 9th, 2014 - 88 comments
As Judith Collins enters her second day of lying low it’s instructive to look at how the establishment Nats are slowly and strategically removing Collins’ influence so they can ditch her.
Written By: - Date published: 7:57 pm, April 13th, 2014 - 125 comments
The first rule of politics is learn how to count. And, as much as we would all like to see Labour and the Greens govern by themselves, 13 and 32 don’t add up to 50
That’ll be why, when the Greens came to Labour with a plan to campaign together, Labour said no.
Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, April 7th, 2014 - 134 comments
David Farrar has let slip that he has been privy to information which is only intended for select committee members. Tim Watkins covers this over on pundit: The most interesting part is in relation to a letter that Countdown sent to the commerce select committee…. “Third, I’m curious how you know about the contents […]
Written By: - Date published: 9:55 pm, April 3rd, 2014 - 150 comments
According to some in the MSM National has already won the election.
But given they’ve come to that conclusion they seem oddly unconcerned about what it would actually mean…
Written By: - Date published: 8:20 am, March 22nd, 2014 - 41 comments
As reported on TV3 news a few nights ago, John Key said that “I have a very strong sense of how precious children are…” The children, that is, of Chinese consumers who are buying milk powder… As for kiwi kids, well…how precious are they, John? National cares so much for kiwi kids they were prepared […]
Written By: - Date published: 9:49 pm, March 17th, 2014 - 155 comments
As I’ve previously pointed out, John Key’s National government only serves the privileged elite.
But their policy of only favouring the favoured few is not only venal, it’s really stupid economics as well.
Written By: - Date published: 11:18 pm, March 12th, 2014 - 141 comments
So the latest from National is Judith Collins ‘promoting’ her husbands’ company and Amy Adams promoting the interests of river-polluting Canterbury dairy farms when she herself owns Canterbury dairy farms.
Naturally, neither minister can see any problem with this.
Update: And now Nathan Guy – National’s immigration minister…
Written By: - Date published: 2:51 pm, March 9th, 2014 - 13 comments
On the odd occasion when the media has picked up on the magnitude of a big issue, eg GCSB, Key was under the spotlight and he was sweating…
Written By: - Date published: 10:12 pm, March 4th, 2014 - 124 comments
When I first heard a Labour staffer had accidentally sent Amy Adams’ office a document on ICT my first thought was “here we go again.”
But then I heard Adams’ weird and defensive interview on Checkpoint. So I took a look at the actual paper and realised just why she was so awkward and nervous on what should have been an easy political hit.