Written By: - Date published: 1:38 pm, September 26th, 2018 - 95 comments
National has launched an online petition against the culling of Tahrs, an animal that has been culled for years pursuant to a plan that was finalised by National in 1993.
Written By: - Date published: 8:09 am, September 26th, 2018 - 86 comments
Jacinda Ardern is storming New York. In an interview has set out her beliefs on leadership and rebelled against the idea that politics should only be about scoring hits against opponents. National has replied by trying to score political hits against her.
Written By: - Date published: 8:18 am, September 25th, 2018 - 66 comments
Jacinda Ardern has announced that New Zealand will not sign up to Donald Trump’s global call to action on drugs. Will Simon Bridges do the responsible thing and agree with her that the announcement is a misplaced attempt to continue the currently failing approach to drugs?
Written By: - Date published: 12:10 pm, September 24th, 2018 - 25 comments
The most dumbarse thing I have seen Simon Bridges quoted on was in an article about climate change issues saying that Jacinda Ardern should promote for more international tourism. After vast increases in visitors, we’re close to our current tourism capacity and we want to burn more carbon to get more tourists? WTF?
Written By: - Date published: 9:05 am, September 24th, 2018 - 23 comments
In one interview Simon Bridges shows that he cannot do basic maths in his head and does not know a core feature of a law change he wants to support.
Written By: - Date published: 12:47 pm, September 23rd, 2018 - 59 comments
National’s chicken little the sky is falling mantra about New Zealand’s economy has been dealt a large hole by Moody’s confirming New Zealand’s Aaa
AAA credit rating.
Written By: - Date published: 9:52 am, September 22nd, 2018 - 140 comments
Winston Peters said in Parliament this week that he believes he knows who the leaker of Simon Bridges’ travel information is.
Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, September 22nd, 2018 - 31 comments
Three months ago National apoligised for getting dud advice and evicting hundreds of state house tenants where miniscule amounts of methamphetamine were discovered. This week National backed off from that very proper apology.
Written By: - Date published: 7:39 am, September 21st, 2018 - 137 comments
Jacinda Ardern has made the right call by sacking Meka Whaitiri as a Minister.
Written By: - Date published: 8:10 am, September 20th, 2018 - 37 comments
Two prominent men chose to celebrate Suffrage day yesterday, one by having himself photographed in front of female members of his caucus and the other by complaining that at different times different groups of men also did not have the vote.
Written By: - Date published: 8:16 am, September 17th, 2018 - 42 comments
Simon Bridges has caused jaws to drop everywhere by comparing Jacinda Ardern to Donald Trump.
Written By: - Date published: 6:44 pm, September 13th, 2018 - 82 comments
Oh dear. The Winston Peters led governing coalition has completely collapsed and thank God Simon Bridges is there to pick up the pieces. I warned you this would happen! And look! Over there … the sky is falling. Falling, I tells ya!
Written By: - Date published: 7:44 am, September 13th, 2018 - 128 comments
Gerry Brownlee has been accused of ringing a young lawyer involved in a potential class action concerning steal used in the Christchurch rebuild and making her feel intimidated and harassed. Update: National has admitted “[s]o he just kind of unleashed, you know how Gerry is”.
Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, September 10th, 2018 - 61 comments
It is Maori Language week. And National has come out with the unusual situation of requiring primary and intermediate schools to teach a compulsory second language. But the language may not necessarily be te Reo Māori. And Simon Bridges opposes it being taught compulsorily.
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, September 3rd, 2018 - 19 comments
Simon Bridges has announced the formation of a working group to prepare a policy discussion document.
Written By: - Date published: 8:57 am, September 3rd, 2018 - 151 comments
David Farrar has posted a guest post by climate change denialist Bryan Leland where he has criticised the Royal Society of New Zealand for accepting that climate change is an actual phenomenon.
Written By: - Date published: 10:29 am, September 1st, 2018 - 30 comments
Simon Bridges has justified his claim that the three strikes law is working by releasing an Italian study that has not been peer reviewed on the effects on white collar criminals of a pardon system.
Written By: - Date published: 9:11 am, August 31st, 2018 - 143 comments
How should Labour react to the loss of two Ministers in a week? And what would John Key have done?
Written By: - Date published: 9:41 am, August 30th, 2018 - 43 comments
Simon Bridges has been trying to create a narrative about increasing petrol prices being the fault of the current government. But he has been tweeting an incorrect price and his claims about responsibility have been contradicted by BP.
Written By: - Date published: 2:26 pm, August 29th, 2018 - 78 comments
Guest post from Darien Fenton questioning National’s obsession with Government working groups.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, August 28th, 2018 - 106 comments
Simon Bridges has now been leader of the Opposition for six months. What has he to show for his time? People are questioning his judgment over his fixation on who leaked his travel information early.
Written By: - Date published: 7:26 am, August 28th, 2018 - 3 comments
Forward In 2016 I wrote the below dissertation as part of my History Honours degree at Victoria University. This dissertation explores the 1950s equal pay campaign, and specifically looks at the Jean Parker Case. Jean Parker was a PSA member employed at IRD, who like Kristine Bartlett 60 years later, won a landmark equal pay legal […]
Written By: - Date published: 8:02 am, August 27th, 2018 - 187 comments
National intends to continue with its investigation into who the leaker of Simon Bridges’s travel expense information was
Written By: - Date published: 12:51 pm, August 26th, 2018 - 64 comments
A review of events over the past two weeks about the strange case of the leaked travel expense information, the expensive inquiry and the depressed MP.
Written By: - Date published: 7:29 am, August 24th, 2018 - 358 comments
Radio New Zealand has stated that a National MP has confessed via anonymous texts to be the leaker of Simon Bridges’ travel expenses. And the information was provided by way of a leak.
Written By: - Date published: 7:20 pm, August 20th, 2018 - 139 comments
What’s the point of the Green party? Do we really need them? Really?