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Trade deficit worst in seven years

Written By: - Date published: 11:49 am, April 28th, 2016 - 122 comments

Add it to our record debt, our record pollution, our record housing unaffordability, our rising inequality, our terrible carbon emissions…

Job losses everywhere

Written By: - Date published: 8:29 am, April 16th, 2016 - 57 comments

Brighter Future. Cusp of Something Special. Tell it to the newly jobless.

Postcard from the “brighter” future

Written By: - Date published: 11:27 am, March 30th, 2016 - 31 comments

Evidence of growing poverty hitting “mid-decile” schools.

Postcards from the brighter future

Written By: - Date published: 8:37 am, January 31st, 2016 - 18 comments

Part of an occasional series.

NZ first in the world!

Written By: - Date published: 2:23 pm, January 15th, 2016 - 46 comments

housing-afforability

Police raiding journalists is a thing now

Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, December 2nd, 2015 - 132 comments

Yesterday the police raided the home of a 3 News journalist. This seems to be quite a trend in the Brighter Future.

Homeless children

Written By: - Date published: 12:55 pm, November 18th, 2015 - 75 comments

RNZ covered a Salvation Army report on housing this morning. These figures are a national disgrace.

Is this what Key meant by investing in research?

Written By: - Date published: 8:56 am, September 22nd, 2015 - 32 comments

Yesterday Key listed, among the “achievements” of his government for this term: “investing in … research and development”. Was this an example of what he had in mind?

Fact checking Key on government performance

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, September 21st, 2015 - 22 comments

A year after the last election John Key lists his government’s achievements. It’s a pretty desperate effort.

Signs of a society under stress

Written By: - Date published: 8:05 am, August 21st, 2015 - 77 comments

The signs are all around us.

#Talleyban. Standard Exclusive: MWU Blacklisted by Boss

Written By: - Date published: 10:07 am, August 10th, 2015 - 83 comments

Talleys has de-recognised the Meat Workers Union and refused to bargain with them. They have told the workers to set up a new, yellow union. Or else. Brighter Future? Not under National. This is what the recent changes in employment law were intended to achieve. It’s union busting in a brutal, thuggish form.

Christchurch needs blankets

Written By: - Date published: 11:51 am, July 8th, 2015 - 96 comments

A Christchurch blanket bank has run out of blankets, in this the “seventh year of the brighter future”…

Another disease of poverty making a comeback

Written By: - Date published: 9:18 am, June 30th, 2015 - 139 comments

Add another disease of poverty to the list of those that are making a comeback in NZ.

Youth rates and youth employment

Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, June 29th, 2015 - 43 comments

Remember how National’s youth rates were going to raise levels of youth employment? Turns out not so much.

As the economy stalls it’s a great time to be a bank!

Written By: - Date published: 10:18 am, June 24th, 2015 - 34 comments

Ho ho – what am I saying? It’s always a great time to be a bank.

A partial list of current scandals

Written By: - Date published: 9:01 am, June 18th, 2015 - 64 comments

For those of you who are keeping score at home.

The shame of poverty in NZ

Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, June 6th, 2015 - 30 comments

According to the Ministry of Social Development child poverty is worse in NZ than in any European country. According to the Child Poverty Action Group new figures are going to show an increase in poverty. According to the coroner a damp unhealthy state house contributed to the death of a child. Welcome to the “brighter future”.

The housing dream

Written By: - Date published: 2:06 pm, October 14th, 2014 - 23 comments

The “Kiwi dream” is over – the housing crisis just gets worse and worse.

The brighter future

Written By: - Date published: 7:20 am, August 5th, 2013 - 151 comments

Welcome to John Key’s “Brighter Future”. Here are some headlines: “Violation speaks ill of our democracy”, “Chilling attacks on freedom”, “Govt betrayal on a monumental scale”, and many more…

The failure of economic austerity

Written By: - Date published: 8:54 am, February 11th, 2013 - 18 comments

As one writer sums it up – “no austerity has helped any economy”. So why do we carry on with this failed ideology? Perhaps because, while it does nothing for the vast majority of people, it helps make the super-rich even richer…

Postcards from the “brighter” future

Written By: - Date published: 9:36 am, August 6th, 2012 - 11 comments

Hey John – where’s our “Brighter Future”? Hey National voters – was this what you voted for?

Postcards from the “brighter” future

Written By: - Date published: 12:26 pm, June 5th, 2012 - 18 comments

Hey John – where’s our “Brighter Future”? Hey National voters – was this what you voted for?

Brain drain getting younger

Written By: - Date published: 10:24 am, April 15th, 2012 - 82 comments

Oh great. Now we’re losing Kiwis overseas straight out of high school…

Postcards from the “brighter” future

Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, March 10th, 2012 - 24 comments

Hey John – where’s our “Brighter Future”? Hey National voters – was this what you voted for?

Chose a brighter future?

Written By: - Date published: 1:19 pm, September 6th, 2011 - 63 comments

Once again recent headlines prompt me to ask if in 2008 we really chose a brighter future after all.

Chart o’ the day: this brighter future

Written By: - Date published: 9:09 am, July 13th, 2011 - 19 comments

Key: poverty is your fault

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, February 17th, 2011 - 125 comments

John Key says if you’re having trouble getting by on your income it’s due to your ‘lifestyle choices‘. Key has given himself at least $23,000 in tax cuts and had a $7,500 rise with our borrowed money. He has the worst economic record of any PM in 80 years: 86,000 more jobless Kiwis, falling incomes. And this bastard blames Kiwi families for their poverty.

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