Posts Tagged ‘christmas island’

Key’s rapists attack a dead cat that keeps biting

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, November 23rd, 2015 - 27 comments

Was Key’s bizarre rant in Parliament – accusing Labour of supporting rapists and murderers – a deliberate “dead cat” strategy? If so then it has backfired badly. Still in the headlines 2 weeks later, and probably costing him in the polls.

Slack on our craven human rights record

Written By: - Date published: 10:22 am, November 15th, 2015 - 24 comments

David Slack is on fire this morning with his take on our craven human rights record – in the form of imagined NCEA questions.

When survivors speak out

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, November 12th, 2015 - 45 comments

Previously posted at Boots Theory. Content note: discussion of sexual violence and the experience of survivors. Yesterday I did a round-up of the women’s voices on Twitter talking about recent events in Parliament, where women MPs from the Opposition, many of them survivors of sexual violence, were thrown out of the House for taking exception […]

Joining the dots

Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, November 11th, 2015 - 90 comments

Was Key’s “outburst” in Parliament yesterday an outburst, or was it a strategy?

The Christmas Island riots

Written By: - Date published: 2:18 pm, November 10th, 2015 - 99 comments

The barbaric treatment of New Zealand citizens by the Australian Government ought to attract condemnation and urgent diplomatic representations. But nothing is happening. Surely this is a time that John Key should get some guts. But instead of this he has accused the opposition of supporting rapists. Updated with video from Question one in Parliament today.

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