Written By: - Date published: 3:34 pm, November 13th, 2018 - 18 comments
It has been discovered that the person behind the Energy Voices website is a National Party operative and former staffer.
Written By: - Date published: 6:40 pm, November 8th, 2018 - 91 comments
The Sroubek beat up is still with us. Why won’t National tell us what they knew and what they agreed to?
Written By: - Date published: 2:37 pm, November 6th, 2018 - 45 comments
Simon’s strategy is that cunning you could be tempted to pin a tail on it and call it a weasel.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, November 6th, 2018 - 36 comments
Simon Bridges has advertised for a Senior Social Media advisor.
Written By: - Date published: 8:22 am, November 5th, 2018 - 141 comments
Newshub has released a further Jami-Lee Ross tape which contains a promise by Simon Bridges that if Ross stood down for health reasons he could come back in the new year and be promoted.
Written By: - Date published: 7:53 am, October 31st, 2018 - 46 comments
National appears to be rattled and introverted right now. Is the continuing saga involving Jami-Lee Ross the cause?
Written By: - Date published: 4:54 pm, October 30th, 2018 - 50 comments
Judith Collins has landed herself in trouble for publicising details of a young couple who just bought a Kiwibuild home.
Written By: - Date published: 10:31 am, October 27th, 2018 - 106 comments
Simon Bridges thinks that he is past trouble caused by the Jami-Lee Ross incident. But the way things are developing he may be in the middle of things.
Written By: - Date published: 7:36 am, October 25th, 2018 - 48 comments
National thinks that it has weathered the storm caused by the Jami-Lee Ross revelations and it has nothing to worry about even though the Police have gone to the Electoral Commission. And Simon Bridges has been in touch with Cameron Slater. What could go wrong?
Written By: - Date published: 8:42 pm, October 23rd, 2018 - 100 comments
In this triumphant return of Pollwatch, we discuss the increasing likelihood of a Labour-Green coalition at the next election, the security of the two smaller list parties’ tenure, the shocking 2% support of Simon Bridges’ handling of recent political events, and the split in the shadow-race for National Party leader.
Written By: - Date published: 7:59 am, October 23rd, 2018 - 175 comments
Trevor Mallard is grappling with the implications of Jami-Lee Ross’s status under the Mental Health Act.
Written By: - Date published: 8:05 am, October 19th, 2018 - 87 comments
The repercussions of Jami-Lee Ross’s expulsion continue to be felt. Disclosures about complaints regarding Ross’s behaviour are difficult to reconcile with what Bridges and Bennett have said recently. And National’s relationship with ethnic groups has taken a battering.
Written By: - Date published: 3:32 pm, October 18th, 2018 - 207 comments
Maybe not a smoking gun, Jami-Lee Ross’s tape recording of Simon Bridges sheds plenty of sunlight on the influence that money can buy within the National Party, casual racism endemic within National, the manipulation of ethnic communities and, most importantly, insights into the wielding of “soft power” by China.
Written By: - Date published: 8:17 am, October 17th, 2018 - 380 comments
Paula Bennett has broken the understanding that MPs do not refer to each other’s private lives. And Jami-Lee Ross has alleged that a $100,000 donation was split so that it did not have to be declared and it has been confirmed that National then nominated the donor for a Queen’s Birthday Honour.
Written By: - Date published: 7:45 am, October 17th, 2018 - 36 comments
The Botany by-election is an opportunity for National to woo a future party leader. There’s an obvious candidate if the Tories have the nerve to propose.
Written By: - Date published: 11:28 am, October 16th, 2018 - 60 comments
Jami-Lee Ross is to resign from Parliament amid further claims about unlawful activity from Tory leader Simon Bridges. Ross says he will stand in the Botany by-election. Ross also says he will lay a complaint against Bridges with the Police.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, October 16th, 2018 - 83 comments
All eyes will be on National’s caucus meeting today. And Simon Bridges will need to explain what Jami-Lee Ross meant when he said that he had recorded a conversation where he was asked by Bridges to break the law.
Written By: - Date published: 9:11 am, October 13th, 2018 - 26 comments
After spending over a hundred thousand dollars on the inquiry into who leaked his travel information Simon Bridges now claims that he is no longer worried about who leaked his travel expense information.
Written By: - Date published: 7:56 am, October 10th, 2018 - 125 comments
National has launched a series of public meetings to discuss a major issue. Not child poverty or climate change or how badly wrong Steven Joyce’s $11.5 billion hole claim was, but guns.
Written By: - Date published: 10:41 am, October 9th, 2018 - 64 comments
On the day that the IPCC has confirmed that the world is running out of time to do something to try and preserve what we have National and associated entities have complained that fuel prices are too high.