Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 4th, 2019 - 119 comments
National is playing the innocent victim of Budgetgate whilst being the aggressive attacker all along.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, May 14th, 2019 - 56 comments
Paula Bennett has declined to engage in a debate with Chloe Swarbrick on National TV.
Written By: - Date published: 7:39 am, May 8th, 2019 - 121 comments
The Government parties have all decided to support draft drug reform legislation should the referendum to be held at the next election succeed. But National is refusing to say what it will do.
Written By: - Date published: 5:35 am, March 21st, 2019 - 185 comments
Passing stringent gun controls is far from a knee-jerk reaction to the Christchurch massacre – our politicians of all stripes have procrastinated over this ever since the 1990 Aramoana massacre. We already have the 13 recommendations of the 2017 Law & Order committee that were rejected. Let us at the very least now accept those.
Written By: - Date published: 11:14 am, January 22nd, 2019 - 70 comments
National has kicked off the year by reverting to type and engaging in a classic example of beneficiary bashing based on a distortion of official statistics.
Written By: - Date published: 7:40 am, December 13th, 2018 - 159 comments
National are trying to manufacture a conspiracy out of revelations that someone who knows Karel Sroubek and has met Jacinda Ardern sent her a text.
Written By: - Date published: 8:40 am, November 24th, 2018 - 125 comments
Judith Collins appears to be ramping up a leadership campaign using Fox News type references to climate change, social change and young people.
Written By: - Date published: 9:33 pm, October 30th, 2018 - 86 comments
National had a spectacularly bad day today in Parliament.
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: 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: 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: 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: 8:10 am, June 12th, 2018 - 78 comments
Winston Peters has commenced legal proceedings against Anne Tolley and Paula Bennett because of the leaking during last year’s election campaign of private information about a superannuation overpayment he received.
Written By: - Date published: 10:14 am, June 3rd, 2018 - 44 comments
Finalists this week are David Farrar for recklessly misrepresenting Labour’s view on the three strikes repeal proposal, Judith Collins for thinking a two year old photo used on the Standard was a current photo and evidence of the police being politicised and Paula Bennett for at the same time not knowing and knowing but being unable to do anything about the terrorising of state house tenants. And the winner is …
Written By: - Date published: 7:59 am, May 31st, 2018 - 83 comments
National is all over the place in its response to Peter Gluckman’s Housing Corp methamphetamine report with three different justifications being provided by three different senior MPs.
Written By: - Date published: 8:19 am, May 30th, 2018 - 80 comments
The Prime Minister’s chief science adviser Peter Gluckman has described the previous Government’s policy on methamphetamine in Housing Corp houses as hysterical and concluded that there has never been a documented case of someone getting sick from third-hand exposure to methamphetamine.
Written By: - Date published: 8:54 am, May 27th, 2018 - 28 comments
Lots of competition this week with Katie Hopkins preferring to be called a racist to being described as being on drugs, Judith Collins for fronting the most naff scandals in the last decade, and Simon Bridges for going on tour to strange places. But the real contest was between Paula Bennett and Gerry Brownlee …
Written By: - Date published: 8:41 am, May 24th, 2018 - 247 comments
Paula Bennett stormed out of Parliament yesterday after Trevor Mallard correctly applied the standing orders and ruled out a question containing an unparliamentary term. And National has responded by questioning if Jacinda Ardern was actually described as a “silly little girl” but has refused to question its MPs.
Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, May 12th, 2018 - 62 comments
There was intense competition this week. Paula Bennett with her attack on Jacinda’s Spotify playlist almost won but Northcote candidate Dan Bidois succeeded for managing to talk out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and only confusing his tongue.
Written By: - Date published: 3:47 pm, March 11th, 2018 - 121 comments
National’s new line up has been announced. And there are some heavy hints to a few MPs that their careers may be ending soon.