Written By: - Date published: 9:09 am, June 24th, 2017 - 95 comments
Team Nat were desperate to try and divert some attention from their floundering leader, and to a certain extent they succeeded. But compare and contrast Labour and National’s handling of the issues, front up and fix vs lie harder.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, June 22nd, 2017 - 37 comments
During Dirty Politics John Key was able to stand in front of a group of reporters and with complete confidence make a series of statements the veracity of which was dubious. Bill English has shown this week that he does not have that ability.
Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, June 21st, 2017 - 73 comments
From twitter, Holy shit, someone in NZ did some journalism and all hell breaks loose.
Written By: - Date published: 8:24 am, June 20th, 2017 - 112 comments
Newsroom has released details about how National handled the police investigation into Todd Barclay’s alleged illegal wiretapping suggesting that Bill English thought it had occurred and that the complaint was dealt with in part by a payment from John Key’s Prime Minister’s fund.
Written By: - Date published: 10:34 am, June 14th, 2017 - 81 comments
New Zealand has completely backed down from its original position of opposing the illegal occupation by Israel of Palestinian land and apologised to Israel for damaging the relationship.
Written By: - Date published: 2:30 pm, June 11th, 2017 - 57 comments
Owen Jones of the Guardian has posted a mea culpa about his pessimism that Jeremy Corbyn would succeed as Labour leader. But meanwhile blairites are claiming that Corbyn missed an open goal while at the same time calling for unity.
Written By: - Date published: 4:05 pm, June 8th, 2017 - 27 comments
Latest polls and some anecdotal evidence from the doorstep are showing a move back to the Tories in Britain. If so it may in part be due to last-minute dark and dirty personally targeted Facebook advertising to voters in marginal seats. They cost so will need to be watched later on here.
Written By: - Date published: 7:27 am, June 3rd, 2017 - 41 comments
Guess which two NZ broadcasters have disgraced themselves by lining up behind Trump’s lunatic fringe denier posturing.
Written By: - Date published: 8:13 am, May 31st, 2017 - 46 comments
National’s social media have chosen a picture that sums up its policies well.
Written By: - Date published: 7:31 am, May 25th, 2017 - 23 comments
Written By: - Date published: 8:34 am, May 23rd, 2017 - 36 comments
We’ve had the Brighter Future (it sucks). We’ve had The Cusp of Something Special (it wasn’t). What will National’s soundbite slogan be this time?
Written By: - Date published: 8:55 am, May 21st, 2017 - 22 comments
The High Court this week has been asked to dissect the decline of the Conservative Party and of the 2014 form of dirty politics.
Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, May 18th, 2017 - 26 comments
Richard Harman on the Politik blog: “Overall, to use a favourite Government saying, it was an ‘untidy’ weekend capped by a flat speech from English which saw delegates ignore placards they’d been given to wave when he finished speaking.” The B-team is missing John Key.
Written By: - Date published: 7:54 am, May 15th, 2017 - 52 comments
Alfred Ngaro has apologised to the Prime Minister for threatening the funding of voluntary organisations critical of the Government, not for expressing the views or even thinking them but for being naïve.
Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, May 14th, 2017 - 78 comments
Alfred Ngaro has told a National Conference that critics of the Government can expect to lose Government support for proposed contracts. And that Labour prompted concern about families living in cars.
Written By: - Date published: 9:13 am, May 13th, 2017 - 12 comments
Covering up inconvenient truths is an old pattern for this government. What percentage of their effort goes in to obfuscating and hiding the facts?
Written By: - Date published: 10:25 am, May 11th, 2017 - 19 comments
But only in Nick Smith’s head. See the finally released government Housing Affordability Measure (HAM).
Written By: - Date published: 6:53 am, May 2nd, 2017 - 82 comments
Eminem’s lawyer on the Nats’ email chain – “Also, the focus is on not just whether it’s an infringement. But whether they can shift liability to someone else.” Typical.
Written By: - Date published: 7:47 am, May 1st, 2017 - 41 comments
Today National, party of personal responsibility and property rights, is in court for allegedly ripping off work the work of Eminem. How stupid do you have to be to make the same mistake twice?
Written By: - Date published: 6:33 pm, April 30th, 2017 - 49 comments
TV3 has released video confirming that the atmosphere in the Pike River Mine was inert and raising major doubts about the claim that the mine was too unsafe to extract the bodies or to investigate the causes.
Written By: - Date published: 8:20 am, April 27th, 2017 - 10 comments
Over in Australia a One Nation candidate has withdrawn his candidacy after a merciless twitter attack and a photo of him in front of a swasticker mowed into a lawn and giving a nazi salute appeared.