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Strategic voting is a bad thing unless you live in Epsom

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Date published: 7:42 am, July 30th, 2020 - 49 comments

Nick Smith has publicly opposed a change to the electoral system that would allow strategic manipulation of the electoral system.  But only by Māori.

Open mike 30/07/2020

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

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Daily review 29/07/2020

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

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Will Jami Lee spill the beans on National’s donations?

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Date published: 7:36 am, July 29th, 2020 - 45 comments

Jami-Lee Ross is threatening today to attempt to table details of National’s 2017 donations in Parliament.

Open mike 29/07/2020

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

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Hong Kong principles

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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

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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

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

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How do you tell when Judith is saying something that is not true?

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Date published: 12:59 pm, July 28th, 2020 - 56 comments

Judith Collins has backed away from telling a mistruth about escape statistics during her time as Minister of Corrections by claiming that her eyebrow was raised and this is evidence that what she was saying was a joke.

Pandemic: a flourishing enterprise. Business needs to get real.

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Date published: 9:49 am, July 28th, 2020 - 40 comments

A few weeks ago we were at 14 million cumulative confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide. A million more cases in just 4 days. Now a few weeks later, we are at 16 million confirmed cases worldwide. The lobbyists and business groups affected by our blocked borders need to get real. We won’t be opening our borders until we get a widely used vaccine later next year (at the earliest). It is too expensive to do so.

New Zealand believes Labour are better economic managers than National

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Date published: 7:51 am, July 28th, 2020 - 50 comments

There used to be a mantra in New Zealand politics that National were always perceived to be better managers of the economy than Labour.  Until now.

Open mike 28/07/2020

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Date published: 6:00 am, July 28th, 2020 - 124 comments

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Trade Unionism: Does it have a future

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Date published: 10:36 pm, July 27th, 2020 - 19 comments

There is no blueprint for building a stronger more effective trade union movement. There are many, who each and every day wake up and do exactly that.

Daily review 27/07/2020

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Date published: 5:30 pm, July 27th, 2020 - 28 comments

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Open mike 27/07/2020

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Date published: 6:00 am, July 27th, 2020 - 146 comments

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Pollwatch: Reid Research poll completed 2020-07-24

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Date published: 9:27 pm, July 26th, 2020 - 89 comments

Labour has hit stratospheric highs in the new Reid Research poll at 60.9%, and still have a strong partner in the Greens at 5.7%. Who’s in and out on these numbers? How has Collins performed?

Latest Newshub Reid Research poll – yet another rogue poll

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Date published: 6:12 pm, July 26th, 2020 - 144 comments

Tova O’Brien said that it would be a bombshell result and it was.  

Happy 40th birthday Jacinda!

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Date published: 10:06 am, July 26th, 2020 - 24 comments

The woman who has led us through a terrorist attack, a significant natural disaster and who has safely guided us through an international Pandemic and who has led with aroha and compassion is turning 40 today.

The Greens are thinking ahead

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Date published: 9:30 am, July 26th, 2020 - 126 comments

The Greens have released a detailed policy document that sets out what they want to achieve if they are part of the next Government and their Labour Relations policies could be considered to be more pro union than Labour’s policies.

Folly of the year

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Date published: 7:55 am, July 26th, 2020 - 41 comments

What is the strangest recent proposal for development in New Zealand?

Open mike 26/07/2020

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Date published: 6:00 am, July 26th, 2020 - 81 comments

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Association of Conspiracy Theorists

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Date published: 7:44 am, July 25th, 2020 - 81 comments

Act is proposing to introduce measures that will limit the amount of money people on benefits can spend on alcohol and tobacco.  But not guns.

Open mike 25/07/2020

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Date published: 6:00 am, July 25th, 2020 - 123 comments

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Daily review 24/07/2020

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Date published: 5:30 pm, July 24th, 2020 - 37 comments

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COVID-19: A human adapted virus

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Date published: 9:30 am, July 24th, 2020 - 23 comments

It has been obvious about COVID-19 that it is very well adapted to humans. It has evolved a good entry system to the humans, often has mild symptoms, long pre-symptomatic infectious period, and doesn’t kill many of its hosts. What has been less obvious is where it came from. It looks more like South East Asia rather than China.

Never argue immorality with a Tory *

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Date published: 8:01 am, July 24th, 2020 - 53 comments

*they will drag you down to their level and beat you through experience.

Open mike 24/07/2020

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Date published: 6:00 am, July 24th, 2020 - 143 comments

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Daily review 23/07/2020

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Date published: 5:30 pm, July 23rd, 2020 - 49 comments

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We must welcome Kiwis home

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Date published: 12:27 pm, July 23rd, 2020 - 39 comments

With a new Immigration Minister this week, could we please get some reality to bringing our people home?

Authorised by me

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Date published: 11:00 am, July 23rd, 2020 - No comments

I finally perused the June 2020 Third Party handbook put out by the Electoral Commission. This morning I activated my authorisation notice. Activists should consider what adverts or promotional material that they’d like me to put up in the right column on the site. It must be directly related to the election day for parliament or for the referendums. And conform to the handbook.

Open mike 23/07/2020

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Date published: 6:00 am, July 23rd, 2020 - 112 comments

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