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Labour’s deputy

Written By: - Date published: 10:08 am, October 15th, 2015 - 85 comments


An anonymous editorial in The Herald this morning is a mostly well balanced discussion of the issue of Labour’s deputy leader.

Return of the King?

Written By: - Date published: 8:09 am, February 25th, 2013 - 81 comments

The two senior MPs that badmouthed Cunliffe to Garner

Claire Trevett is picking Annette King to take health in a Labour party reshuffle

Hatin’ on the left

Written By: - Date published: 8:45 pm, February 10th, 2013 - 432 comments

Shearer and Mallard

So Trevor Mallard thinks it’s smart to stick the boot in to Russell Norman for linking to an article about using the printing of money as a tool of monetary policy. Well it says a lot more about the state of the Labour Party than anything else. It just goes to show what happens when […]

On engagement with the Labour caucus

Written By: - Date published: 6:49 pm, February 5th, 2013 - 282 comments

Labour logo square

Yesterday Annette King started talking with Standard commenters on a couple of threads. As I understand it this is part of a move to engage with the Standard…

Thank you Phil, Annette

Written By: - Date published: 7:47 am, December 15th, 2011 - 43 comments

phil goff annette king david cunliffe

Now that Labour’s new leaders are settling in, I think we should all take a moment to thank the outgoing leaders, Phil Goff and Annette King.

The mask slips

Written By: - Date published: 10:34 am, October 7th, 2011 - 80 comments

key throat slash

Here is Key making the throat-cutting gesture to Labour after a man tried to jump into the Debating Chamber. He displays a total lack of concern for the man and anyone else. Key to Labour: “you should be ashamed of yourselves”. King: “What! What? we should be ashamed of ourselves?!”. Key makes gesture. King, Chadwick, “you scumbag”.

Focus on children

Written By: - Date published: 5:35 pm, May 21st, 2011 - 84 comments


Despite some progress under the last Labour government, too many children have been allowed to slip through the gaps in this country.  And now of course, under a National government, it’s getting worse.  In her conference speech this evening Annette King renewed her promise that the next Labour government will put children at the centre of policy.

English: excuses but no solutions on plummeting incomes

Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, November 19th, 2010 - 32 comments

what unemployed

Labour picked up on the statistics I revealed yesterday that show the median income of Maori has fallen 11.5% under National and the Pacific Island median income is down an astounding 19%. Kris Fa’afoi and Annette King put out press releases. Then King took the battle to Bill English in the House, who it seems is also a reader.

Hysteria in the government over mining

Written By: - Date published: 11:29 am, March 20th, 2010 - 2 comments


The Herald has a editorial lambasting John Key about claiming this week that they were ‘hysterical’ writing about the plans to mine the conservation lands, and that there were no such plans. Later in the week, the government launched a probe to find out who leaked cabinet documents about mining the conservation lands. The irony of the two actions appears to have escaped John Key who appears more clueless than ever.

Signs of a more confident Labour

Written By: - Date published: 9:28 am, February 22nd, 2010 - 61 comments

Trevor Mallard linesman

Labour is a pretty risk-adverse organisation. Making those two unorthodox attacks on those two ministers, and pulling it off both times, shows that Labour has got the measure of Key’s drop-kick ministers and is feeling more confident in itself.

Pansy Wong bids for worst minister award

Written By: - Date published: 11:22 am, February 19th, 2010 - 11 comments

Pansy Wong linesman

When you’ve got a Finance Minister who can’t get stats right, a Social Welfare Minister who can’t define her flagship policy, and an Education Minister who can’t explain her flagship policy, it’s easy for an incompetent Women’s Affairs Minister to slip through.

Labour pins clueless Nat ministers

Written By: - Date published: 11:23 pm, February 17th, 2010 - 9 comments

English Tolley Bennett clueless

It’s hard to decide which is worst: Do Nothing John Key flouncing around the country while thousands of Kiwis lose their jobs, the Joyce cabal pushing their hard-right economic agenda, or the rest of them who don’t have two brain cells to rub together.

Political Funding – Have your say (eventually).

Written By: - Date published: 12:45 am, September 8th, 2008 - 8 comments

In 1993, the then National government reluctantly implemented the MMP system by putting in the Electoral Act 1993. This was an act that had some serious flaws, some of which were fixed in the Electoral Finance Act of 2008. One of the Electoral Act’s innovations appeared to be designed to make sure that the true […]

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