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Open mike 08/08/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 8th, 2020 - 160 comments

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Daily review 07/08/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 7th, 2020 - 30 comments

Daily review is also your post. This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

The return of John Key

Written By: - Date published: 11:10 am, August 7th, 2020 - 93 comments

In a sign of desperation National has trotted out John Key to campaign that the country’s success in containing Covid should be put to risk because of a misguided perception that it would be good for the economy.

James Shaw, comedian

Written By: - Date published: 10:35 am, August 7th, 2020 - 20 comments

A bit of shade, some Dad jokes, and the serious business of what the Greens have done.

Open mike 07/08/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 7th, 2020 - 239 comments

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Daily review 06/08/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 6th, 2020 - 47 comments

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The Covid election

Written By: - Date published: 7:40 am, August 6th, 2020 - 72 comments

I normally do not do this, tempting fate and all that.  But the forces behind this election are so strong that it would take a really dramatic event to change current momentum.

Open mike 06/08/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 6th, 2020 - 212 comments

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Daily review 05/08/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 5th, 2020 - 38 comments

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Open mike 05/08/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 5th, 2020 - 106 comments

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Daily review 04/08/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 4th, 2020 - 34 comments

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Taxpayers’ Union promoting Green Party policy

Written By: - Date published: 6:10 am, August 4th, 2020 - 26 comments

Learning to love the tax.

Open mike 04/08/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 4th, 2020 - 70 comments

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Daily review 03/08/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 3rd, 2020 - 36 comments

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National’s Auckland Central problem

Written By: - Date published: 8:27 am, August 3rd, 2020 - 45 comments

National is facing another PR disaster with reports of an increasingly hostile Auckland Central candidate selection process and with allegations that National’s head office has misapplied the party’s constitution.

Open mike 03/08/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 3rd, 2020 - 88 comments

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National’s week from hell

Written By: - Date published: 6:01 pm, August 2nd, 2020 - 34 comments

A review of National’s week which is as bad as any week I can remember.

Tick Tock Tik-Tok

Written By: - Date published: 5:37 pm, August 2nd, 2020 - 5 comments

Trump has announced he will ban Tik-Tok from the United States. It’s Chinese-owned so there. Or maybe he will force it to be sold to Americans.Don’t think security is the issue; kids used it to stuff up his Tulsa rally. And it is good for mockery, as clips about Trump and Pompeo show. Don’t think that will stop if Americans own it.

Open mike 02/08/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 2nd, 2020 - 71 comments

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Open mike 01/08/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, August 1st, 2020 - 184 comments

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Daily review 31/07/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 31st, 2020 - 27 comments

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The Heron Report

Written By: - Date published: 8:38 am, July 31st, 2020 - 35 comments

The Heron Report has been released and reinforces the public perception that this was a cynical misuse of  confidential information by National for political purposes and a clusterfuck of epic proportions.

Open mike 31/07/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 31st, 2020 - 117 comments

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Daily review 30/07/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 30th, 2020 - 144 comments

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One News CB Poll July 2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:22 pm, July 30th, 2020 - 132 comments

The July One News Colmar Brunton poll is out at 6PM. Has Judith Collins worked the oracle? Or is it another of Gerry Brownlee’s rogue polls?

Stay tuned …

UPDATE: Labour in the 50’s, National 32

Open mike 30/07/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 30th, 2020 - 127 comments

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Daily review 29/07/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 29th, 2020 - 45 comments

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Open mike 29/07/2020

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 29th, 2020 - 172 comments

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Hong Kong principles

Written By: - Date published: 9:49 pm, July 28th, 2020 - 38 comments

According to our Prime Minister, today’s announcement that New Zealand is suspending extradition arrangements with Hong Kong is because of our principles. But it is not immediately clear what these principles are, other than falling into line with our Five Eyes spying partners. Some history is important.

National’s Internal Polling Leaked

Written By: - Date published: 6:46 pm, July 28th, 2020 - 40 comments

Yet another leak from Judith Collins’ Strong Team™. This time it’s their own polling … and it’s grim news.

Daily review 28/07/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 28th, 2020 - 57 comments

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