Written By: - Date published: 4:19 pm, September 10th, 2017 - 144 comments
National’s current polling under Bill English is showing the same dramatic slide that it did in 2002, the last time he was leader.
Written By: - Date published: 4:48 pm, August 30th, 2017 - 53 comments
What we can learn about Collins, Adams and the national Cabinet from Teina Pora’s Judicial review win.
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, July 23rd, 2017 - 14 comments
Collins’ excuse is just waffle. Why won’t the Nats follow Australia and UK in a crackdown on multinational tax avoidance?
Written By: - Date published: 8:08 am, April 24th, 2017 - 52 comments
Bill English is to announce a cabinet reshuffle today. What should he do?
Written By: - Date published: 9:52 am, March 7th, 2017 - 40 comments
The crisis around English’s amateur-hour handling of the super announcement is an opportunity for Judith Collins.
Written By: - Date published: 7:23 am, December 19th, 2016 - 53 comments
What next for Collins? Burning ambition, a significant personal following, no future in National. Time jump to ACT? She must fancy her chances of taking over that pretend party and building it up to a “kingmaker” role.
Written By: - Date published: 1:59 pm, December 8th, 2016 - 162 comments
Judith Collins has withdrawn from the leadership race and pledged support for Bill English.
Written By: - Date published: 12:15 pm, December 7th, 2016 - 128 comments
In the spirit of bi partisanship the Standard wishes to offer the candidates for leadership of the National caucus guest post slots and the ability to answer readers’ questions.
Written By: - Date published: 9:28 am, December 7th, 2016 - 24 comments
The policy wonk, the ambitious change-maker, or the no-bullshit bullshitter – the contenders for National Party Prime Minister set out their stalls yesterday with John Campbell. Just like the Kaikoura quake, their pitches exposed some complex fault-lines. It’ll be a long week in politics.
Written By: - Date published: 7:25 am, December 2nd, 2016 - 21 comments
Judith Collins is letting organised criminals off the hook as she insists the Police make burglary a priority.
Written By: - Date published: 7:35 am, October 13th, 2016 - 210 comments
Judith Collins yesterday said that child poverty is the fault of parents and not the fault of her Government.
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, October 12th, 2016 - 24 comments
Who would have thought that a surge in homelessness would result in a spike in crime, and that a dramatic increase in the number of people with no or compromised housing situations would cause an increase in burglaries, robberies and assaults.
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, October 7th, 2016 - 44 comments
The Chief Prison Inspector’s report on Mount Eden Corrections Facility has now been released and has presented a damning judgment on Serco’s management of the prison.
Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, September 11th, 2016 - 36 comments
Reporter Eugene Bingham who broke the story on how Papakura police were doctoring crime statistics by recoding burglaries as other offences two years ago has written about how his attempts to get to the truth of the matter has effectively been thwarted by the police.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, July 8th, 2016 - 322 comments
*title borrowed from @shakingstick.
Written By: - Date published: 3:04 pm, May 14th, 2016 - 51 comments
The Nats are all over the place on this, and they’re trashing our reputation in the process.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, May 11th, 2016 - 32 comments
Why did the police offer Cameron Slater the soft option of diversion when he doesn’t qualify?
Written By: - Date published: 2:55 pm, May 6th, 2016 - 26 comments
I/S at No Right Turn on the irony of sending Judith “Minister of Corruption” Collins to an an anti-corruption summit in London next week.
Written By: - Date published: 7:34 am, February 18th, 2016 - 142 comments
Leaks to the Herald about details from the report investigating the compensation claim by David Bain suggests that the Government is moving to refuse the claim.
Written By: - Date published: 11:32 pm, February 17th, 2016 - 110 comments
The National Party Caucus is split and divided over John Key’s vanity project, the flag referendum. For the first time, there have been leaks to the media directly from within Team Key. The signs are ominous for the PM.
Written By: - Date published: 12:25 pm, December 29th, 2015 - 87 comments
Some random musings on what happened in New Zealand’s media this year.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, December 8th, 2015 - 32 comments
No, Judith Collins was never investigated, let alone “cleared”, of the serious issues raised by Dirty Politics. After a token year off Key is happy to have her back because he has precisely as many principles as she does.