Written By: - Date published: 12:16 pm, March 22nd, 2018 - 175 comments
Jonathan Coleman has announced his resignation from Parliament.
Written By: - Date published: 8:39 am, March 20th, 2018 - 83 comments
The Government is reconsidering the future of New Zealand’s block offer process which releases exploration permits to the oil industry for exploratory drilling.
Written By: - Date published: 10:42 am, March 16th, 2018 - 111 comments
Judith Collins thinks that no one cares that National oversaw the creation of a significant housing crisis.
Written By: - Date published: 8:11 am, March 12th, 2018 - 82 comments
Phil Twyford has the perfect response to National’s claim that Judith Collins’ appointment as Housing Spokesperson would cause him to lose sleep.
Written By: - Date published: 9:21 am, March 11th, 2018 - 44 comments
There is evidence in the United Kingdom and in New Zealand that youth and not class may be the new political divide.
Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, March 10th, 2018 - 157 comments
An occasional post where we celebrate the extremely banal or bad taste or idiotic behaviour in politics.
Written By: - Date published: 8:03 am, March 7th, 2018 - 65 comments
Steven Joyce’s resignation may be the first of many as National adjusts to the possibility of a lengthy stay in opposition.
Written By: - Date published: 5:22 pm, March 5th, 2018 - 75 comments
Matthew Hooton has been sacked as a contributor to the NBR and Steven Joyce has threatened to sue him and the NBR over claims that Joyce is not popular in caucus and should be sacked.
Written By: - Date published: 9:37 am, March 4th, 2018 - 44 comments
In this very important first week Simon Bridges has committed two major blunders. He has claimed he was environmentally friendly when any view of his Ministerial history would confirm that this is not the case. And he forgot his Government oversaw the stripping of democratic rights from all prisoners, and adjusted his position when his error was pointed out.
Written By: - Date published: 4:35 pm, February 27th, 2018 - 49 comments
The initial response from right wingers online to the news that National’s new leader is Simon Bridges is a big meh.
Written By: - Date published: 9:49 am, February 27th, 2018 - 52 comments
Today we will find out if National is taking a step backwards. Or two steps backwards.
Written By: - Date published: 9:49 am, February 25th, 2018 - 67 comments
Judith Collins has indicated that the chances of a mature debate about Criminal Justice are slim.
Written By: - Date published: 4:27 pm, February 22nd, 2018 - 76 comments
National’s leadership contest is one week old. The latest is a central edict that all candidates have to be nice to each other and a claim that candidates are not offering senior positions to MPs in exchange for their support.
Written By: - Date published: 10:17 am, February 21st, 2018 - 25 comments
Nicky Hager and the publishers of Dirty Politics have released into the public arena the chapter dealing with Mark Mitchell’s campaign to be selected as National’s Rodney candidate.
Written By: - Date published: 8:54 am, February 18th, 2018 - 154 comments
Judith Collins has picked on the campaign term strong and decisive for behaviour better described as brutal and obdurate.
Written By: - Date published: 1:26 pm, February 14th, 2018 - 20 comments
Simon Bridges has announced that he too will be seeking the National Party leadership.
Written By: - Date published: 8:29 am, February 12th, 2018 - 155 comments
The disclosure of Chris Bishop’s snapchat engagement with young teenage females raises the question of who leaked the information to the media and why.
Written By: - Date published: 9:50 am, February 9th, 2018 - 75 comments
National is united. There are no murmurings about leadership and Bill English’s and Paula Bennett’s positions are secure.
Written By: - Date published: 8:19 am, February 4th, 2018 - 108 comments
Changing National’s leadership will not help the conservatives regain power if they fail to address questions of why they lost the 2017 election. National may be the biggest single party but it is unlikely to stay that. And they have no remaining parliamentary partners.You can’t form a MMP government from that…