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Written By: - Date published: 7:22 am, February 20th, 2019 - 9 comments
Bernie Sanders has announced he will seek the Democratic candidacy for the presidency and has described Trump as being a pathological liar, a fraud, a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe and someone who is undermining American democracy.
Written By: - Date published: 8:24 pm, February 18th, 2019 - 84 comments
Another poll, another sizzling result for Jacinda Ardern and the Coalition team. Mansplain that, Simon.
Written By: - Date published: 12:33 pm, February 18th, 2019 - 15 comments
Unionist and former MP Darien Fenton takes issue with a major weakness in our law. That’s the ability of guilty bosses to just ignore the rulings of the Employment Court. Can’t pay? Won’t pay!
Written By: - Date published: 2:57 pm, February 16th, 2019 - 29 comments
The National Party is a sad, confused, slightly dazed white old man behind the curtain.
Written By: - Date published: 9:58 am, February 16th, 2019 - 26 comments
Matt Blomfield has obtained judgment in his long running defamation case against Cameron Slater.
Written By: - Date published: 8:15 pm, February 14th, 2019 - 125 comments
Today in distractions: David Carter is covering for Simon Bridges’ polling results by upsetting the whole idea of non-partisan accountability of the Government to Parliament in select comittees, I give some free advice to the National Party comms team knowing they won’t pull it off, and Mallard has lost patience with non-answers
Written By: - Date published: 1:47 pm, February 13th, 2019 - 66 comments
Spark wants Huawei’s 5G technology because its the best and the cheapest. The GCSB spooks don’t want us to have it because 5Eyes and because the US has yanked their chain. The Prime Minister says no decision has been made – the media and the world think it is a goneburger. We should support New Zealand’s Spark, not US corporate interests.
Written By: - Date published: 7:38 am, February 12th, 2019 - 44 comments
The final chapter of the Saudi Sheepgate saga has now been written with David Parker pulling the pin on the deal and saving the country $1 million.
Written By: - Date published: 6:04 pm, February 11th, 2019 - 248 comments
The latest Reid Research poll is disastrous for National.
Written By: - Date published: 2:40 pm, February 11th, 2019 - 27 comments
Simon Bridges’ twitter account has been tweeting about unusual subjects lately.
Written By: - Date published: 8:01 am, February 11th, 2019 - 195 comments
No friends National’s sock puppet party has now been announced.
Written By: - Date published: 8:19 am, February 10th, 2019 - 119 comments
Jami-Lee Ross has implied that Simon Bridges is being hypocritical in criticising a Government review into mental health.
Written By: - Date published: 8:10 am, February 9th, 2019 - 131 comments
Simon Bridges has claimed that the Government is going to follow a “Venezuela model” in making much needed reform of the Polytechnic sector. But no one knows what he means.
Written By: - Date published: 11:15 am, February 8th, 2019 - 56 comments
The text of Jacinda Ardern’s speech delivered this morning.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, February 7th, 2019 - 71 comments
What are the issues Jacinda Ardern should be talking about when she gives her state of the nation speech tomorrow?
Written By: - Date published: 9:35 am, February 5th, 2019 - 119 comments
Actor Liam Neeson has made a sensational confession to stalking black men with the intent to kill. No, that’s not the plot to his latest movie, it’s apparently a true story. But what is the wider truth?
UPDATE: Added video of a new Liam Neeson interview regarding the incident.