A big week in politics. The rail system is back in public ownership as KiwiRail, Nicky Hager exposed Brand Key as a Crosby Textor production, National was forced to reveal that it was secretly planning to privatise the ACC scheme, the Incomes Report showed poverty rates continue to fall back to levels they were before National came to power in 1990 and incomes continue to rise, and National allies organised a ‘truck strike’ to embarrass the Government but which was strangely underwhelming in the end.
Here are our favourite posts of the week:
Mr Key, where is your ‘positive, ambitious’ campaign?
when was the last time you can recall Key saying anything positive at all? [more]
Poverty falls, more to be done
Unquestionably, Labour has done well on poverty and incomes, restoring poverty to the low levels that existed before the disaster of the rightwing revolution in the 1980s and 1990s [more]
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