Written By: - Date published: 9:16 am, November 25th, 2019 - 95 comments
Stuff have released their latest YouGov political poll. It’s a shocker for the Tories and their current leader Simon Bridges.
Written By: - Date published: 6:21 pm, October 14th, 2019 - 121 comments
The October TV One/Colmar Brunton poll is out. Like yesterday’s devastating TV3 poll result showing National not waving, but drowning, today’s poll confirms that NZ is still heading toward an historic Labour/Green Government, despite the Tories flirting with numbers in the high fifties.
UPDATE: Some weirdness with the numbers: they add up to 101% and 47% does not actually give National 60 seats, so the ‘Poll Says National Can Govern’ headlines are a wee bit optimistic. TRP.
Written By: - Date published: 5:32 pm, September 12th, 2019 - 252 comments
A second resignation has swiftly followed that of Labour Party President Nigel Haworth. The person from the Labour Party Parliamentary team accused of sexual assault has today quit his job.
Written By: - Date published: 2:08 pm, April 17th, 2019 - 244 comments
The Government has announced that there will be no Capital Gains Tax. It’s a shame, but it’s good politics.
Written By: - Date published: 11:57 am, April 14th, 2019 - 252 comments
There is no doubt that Julian Assange should be extradited when his UK jail sentence ends. Justice demands it.
Written By: - Date published: 10:10 pm, April 11th, 2019 - 515 comments
Julian Assange has been arrested by British Police inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London after his asylum was revoked.
UPDATE: Assange has been convicted of skipping bail and the US has requested his extradition.
Written By: - Date published: 8:16 am, April 11th, 2019 - 126 comments
The first image of a black hole has been released. It’s brighter than expected, but kinda underwhelming.
Written By: - Date published: 10:55 am, April 7th, 2019 - 134 comments
On top of RSA bigots baying about the use of a prayer on ANZAC day, rugby fans are getting exercised about the possibility of the Canterbury team changing its obviously offensive name. Apparently empathy with the innocent dead in Christchurch only lasts until kick off.
Written By: - Date published: 6:24 pm, April 2nd, 2019 - 28 comments
Theresa May is entering the Brexit death spiral. Her last real chance to get her own preferred deal over the line will happen in a Tory cabinet meeting overnight. But what are the other options?
UPDATE: May has now invited Jeremy Corbyn for talks on a soft Brexit. But will the Labour leader be in a mood to help?
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, March 27th, 2019 - 121 comments
The former leader of various NZ neo Nazi groups reckons the kiwi far right are being driven underground. TRP argues they will instead look for another home.
Written By: - Date published: 2:07 pm, March 23rd, 2019 - 101 comments
The terrorist’s published writing has been banned with immediate effect. This is a very good thing.
Written By: - Date published: 4:03 pm, March 17th, 2019 - 91 comments
A few musings on heroism.
Written By: - Date published: 10:38 am, March 16th, 2019 - 123 comments
It’s the morning after the horrific attacks in Christchurch. 49 are dead, many more injured. The PM is flying to the city, having announced our gun laws are to be immediately strengthened. The country is reeling, but the fascists are bound to lose.
Written By: - Date published: 2:39 pm, March 15th, 2019 - 362 comments
There has been a shooting at a mosque in Central Christchurch. Injured people have been seen in the doorway and armed Police are out in force.
UPDATE: The Star is reporting that one person is dead, and there are reports of a second mosque in Linwood being attacked.
UPDATE: A shooter has posted a series of manifestos. It appears to be typical race hate. It also appears that the shooting was live streamed.
UPDATE: The WestPac rescue helicopter is flying over Papanui High School, with what appears to be armed Police leaning out the doors. Papanui is approx 5 kms from the Dean’s Ave mosque. There are also reports that an arrest has been made.
UPDATE: Police confirm an arrest has been made. However the city remains in lockdown until it is clear that there is no further danger. Police also confirm multiple fatalities.
Last UPDATE for the night: 49 dead, 48 injured, 4 fascists in custody. Today has been horrible and tomorrow is going to be a very hard day. Kia kaha, aroha and lets stick together. A people united will never be defeated.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, March 14th, 2019 - 46 comments
Day 2 of Westminster’s ‘meaningful votes’ on Brexit. This time its
Deal or No Deal. Now with bonus Snoop Mogg!
Written By: - Date published: 10:36 am, March 12th, 2019 - 77 comments
NZ Police have confirmed that the Serious Fraud Office is investigating donations received by the National Party.
Written By: - Date published: 9:32 pm, March 7th, 2019 - 187 comments
Radio stations around the world are banning the music of Michael Jackson. What have his records done wrong?
Written By: - Date published: 10:15 am, March 2nd, 2019 - 84 comments
Christchurch police have been ordered to carry guns until a wanted man is arrested. Is this a dry run for the permanent arming of our cops?
Written By: - Date published: 8:57 am, February 26th, 2019 - 104 comments
Events in recent days have forced UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn into backing a second Brexit referendum. Labour are now aligned with the majority of British voters, but is it too little too late?