Posts Tagged ‘david caygill’

Remember this?

Written By: - Date published: 10:49 am, December 1st, 2009 - 22 comments

Pascal’s Bookie dug up this classic in the comments: Congratulations…. You always knew that politics would be exciting, but I guess that neither of us thought that it would get quite this exciting quite so soon. Don, I wish you all the very best I am confident of your capacity to lead National and ultimately […]

Digging for nuggets

Written By: - Date published: 3:17 pm, November 30th, 2009 - 77 comments

As we predicted, the main recommendations of the Brash report have been rejected out of hand by John Key. They are, as intended, mere headline grabbers – outlandish, silly ideas like flat tax funded by slashing government spending by 20% (that’s $17 billion). Forget relatively minor measures like cutting free early childhood education and putting […]

Someone Else’s Country

Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, November 30th, 2009 - 8 comments

As the same old faces of the Right roll out the same old failed neoliberal ideas in new packaging, it’s a useful time to rewatch Alister Barry’s fantastic documentaries on what happened the last time round. In many cases even the faces haven’t changed. Someone Else’s Country examines the devastating effects of the neoliberal revolution […]

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