Written By: - Date published: 8:17 am, October 17th, 2018 - 200 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: 12:41 pm, October 16th, 2018 - 171 comments
Jamie-Lee Ross will seek to win a by-election as an independent. Says that Simon Bridges is corrupt and unlikeable and that he could prove it. Refutes Simon Bridges claim against him of harassment of women. Said the by-election would be a referendum on Bridges’ leadership. Updated: Simon Bridges responds – what he doesn’t say is more interesting
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: 1:07 pm, October 15th, 2018 - 235 comments
Jami-Lee Ross has gone public and announced that he will be blamed for the leaking of Simon Bridges’ travel information and said that he will continue to speak publicly about the issue.
Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, October 15th, 2018 - 50 comments
New Zealand is now getting truckie protests about fuel prices reminiscent of the first term of the Helen Clark government. This is no doubt the start of many protests to come from truckie and consumer alike.
Written By: - Date published: 8:53 am, October 15th, 2018 - 107 comments
Duncan Garner has this morning revealed further leaked information from within National concerning Simon Bridges’ disastrous polling and indicating that he received a donation from a company with links to the Exclusive Brethren.
Written By: - Date published: 9:56 am, October 14th, 2018 - 91 comments
There has been some push back against the Government’s light rail proposal for Dominion Road from some unlikely sources. But they are concentrating on what is best for airport users, not what is best for the city as a whole.
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: 8:11 am, October 11th, 2018 - 37 comments
Trevor Mallard has shut down one possible conclusion of National’s leak inquiry by conducting his own inquiry into his office which has concluded that the leak of Bridges’ travel information did not come from there.
Written By: - Date published: 7:29 am, October 10th, 2018 - 36 comments
There is a long a proud history of musicians adding their weight to the Democratic cause in the United States, but Taylor Swift’s recent action is about as on-message as you can get.
Written By: - Date published: 1:22 pm, October 9th, 2018 - 80 comments
Remember the $11.5 billion hole that Stephen Joyce and National said Labour was going to leave the country with? Well the 2017/18 financial books have been completed and released and the Government’s surplus was $2.4 billion greater than forecast.
Written By: - Date published: 10:41 am, October 9th, 2018 - 62 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.
Written By: - Date published: 1:16 pm, October 8th, 2018 - 46 comments
The Government is consulting on changes to the Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill to prevent further offshore drilling permits being issued. Locally the right are saying it will make things worse. And in the US of A the Trump administration has conceded that out of control climate change is inevitable.
Written By: - Date published: 7:46 am, October 8th, 2018 - 113 comments
It would fit the karma of a leftie universe if the United States was now suffering from its political choices. But it’s the reverse: the United States economy is roaring and President Trump is starting to be rewarded for delivering what he promised.
Written By: - Date published: 10:52 am, October 6th, 2018 - 123 comments
America has had an interesting week with Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court all but confirmed, Donald Trump’s finances being the subject of an intensive review by the New York Times and Trump being filmed boarding Air Force One with a piece of toilet paper stuck to his shoe.
Written By: - Date published: 8:31 am, October 4th, 2018 - 76 comments
Newshub has been leaked a copy of an email from Paula Bennett sent to National Party staffers advising that the inquiry into who leaked Simon Bridges’s travel expense information now includes them.
Written By: - Date published: 2:23 pm, October 3rd, 2018 - 45 comments
David Fisher in the Herald has reported that the Taxpayer’s Union has used numerous fictitious identities to make Official Information Act requests.
Written By: - Date published: 1:50 pm, October 2nd, 2018 - 107 comments
Jami-Lee Ross has announced he will be taking time out for personal health reasons.
Written By: - Date published: 8:27 am, October 2nd, 2018 - 48 comments
While the local right have spent the last week nit picking at Jacinda Ardern something significant has happened internationally. Jacinda Ardern has emerged as the western leader who is the antithesis of Donald Trump.
Written By: - Date published: 8:32 am, October 1st, 2018 - 106 comments
New Zealand First at its conference on the weekend passed a remit to calling for immigrants and refugees to “respect New Zealand values” which are founded on Christianity.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, September 29th, 2018 - 50 comments
“I am a child of the 80’s. A period in New Zealand’s history where we didn’t just observe international events, we challenged them. Whether it was apartheid in South Africa, or nuclear testing in the Pacific, I grew up learning about my country and who we were, by the way that we reacted to international events.”
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, September 29th, 2018 - 37 comments
National has another potential copyright problem involving the use of music without permission.
Written By: - Date published: 7:07 am, September 28th, 2018 - 43 comments
Video of Jacinda Ardern on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, September 27th, 2018 - 71 comments
What Jacinda Ardern said to the United Nations about Nelson Mandela on the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Written By: - Date published: 8:09 am, September 26th, 2018 - 102 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.