Written By: - Date published: 10:27 am, May 24th, 2017 - 34 comments
Ngaro has fronted up with another grudging apology. English should have fired him and it speaks volumes of third-term arrogance that he hasn’t.
Written By: - Date published: 8:34 am, May 23rd, 2017 - 36 comments
We’ve had the Brighter Future (it sucks). We’ve had The Cusp of Something Special (it wasn’t). What will National’s soundbite slogan be this time?
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, May 23rd, 2017 - 14 comments
Why isn’t National taking active steps to curb our emissions? We committed to reduce to 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, instead we are expected to increase. This is a massive failure of vision, commitment, and competence.
Written By: - Date published: 1:37 pm, May 22nd, 2017 - 9 comments
National does the bare minimum that it thinks it can get away with for those in need. This positioning is just preparing the ground for a budget that does more the same not enough.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, May 22nd, 2017 - 33 comments
Some great ideas in The Greens “Budget for All Mothers”. Surely no “data driven” “social investment” party could be opposed?
Written By: - Date published: 1:21 pm, May 19th, 2017 - 57 comments
Good piece by Andrew Little where he addresses the arguments of the property speculators. “It’s common sense. Taxpayers shouldn’t be subsidising speculators and helping them outbid home buyers.”
Written By: - Date published: 8:59 am, May 19th, 2017 - 134 comments
The Government is attempting through coercion and cajoling to get Auckland Council to privatise Ports of Auckland.
Written By: - Date published: 10:13 am, May 18th, 2017 - 28 comments
John Armstrong is not impressed: Government’s handling of housing crisis lurches from chaotic to shambolic
Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, May 18th, 2017 - 26 comments
Richard Harman on the Politik blog: “Overall, to use a favourite Government saying, it was an ‘untidy’ weekend capped by a flat speech from English which saw delegates ignore placards they’d been given to wave when he finished speaking.” The B-team is missing John Key.
Written By: - Date published: 8:41 am, May 17th, 2017 - 149 comments
It must be election year, because National has admitted that the market has failed, and swallowed the dead rat of state building. A useful graphic summary in The Herald lets you compare National and Labour’s housing plans…
Written By: - Date published: 1:16 pm, May 16th, 2017 - 83 comments
Useful but – mostly re-announcing existing developments, far too little, far too late, and open to property speculators…
Written By: - Date published: 9:27 am, May 16th, 2017 - 36 comments
It isn’t just third term arrogance. Ngaro is merely the latest example of National’s long history of attacking, intimidating, and trying to silence critical voices and facts. Take a stroll with me down memory lane…
Written By: - Date published: 8:31 am, May 16th, 2017 - 18 comments
National’s shifting position on Israel suggests all is not happy within National’s ranks.
Written By: - Date published: 6:13 am, May 16th, 2017 - 23 comments
Lloyd Burr has some more quotes from Ngaro before he was forced to apologise, and Stuff writes on the Nats third term arrogance.
Written By: - Date published: 12:26 pm, May 15th, 2017 - 128 comments
Labour has set the cat among the property speculator pigeons, and they don’t like it at all.
Written By: - Date published: 7:54 am, May 15th, 2017 - 52 comments
Alfred Ngaro has apologised to the Prime Minister for threatening the funding of voluntary organisations critical of the Government, not for expressing the views or even thinking them but for being naïve.
Written By: - Date published: 1:49 pm, May 14th, 2017 - 93 comments
The text of Andrew Little’s speech delivered today to the Labour Party congress.
Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, May 14th, 2017 - 78 comments
Alfred Ngaro has told a National Conference that critics of the Government can expect to lose Government support for proposed contracts. And that Labour prompted concern about families living in cars.
Written By: - Date published: 9:13 am, May 13th, 2017 - 12 comments
Covering up inconvenient truths is an old pattern for this government. What percentage of their effort goes in to obfuscating and hiding the facts?
Written By: - Date published: 11:50 am, May 11th, 2017 - 197 comments
Old school Social Democracy. (Remember that?)
Written By: - Date published: 11:33 am, May 10th, 2017 - 17 comments
according to Health Minister Jonathan Coleman