Posts Tagged ‘David Seymour’

Winston Peters Names Alleged Super Leaker

Written By: - Date published: 4:44 pm, July 22nd, 2020 - 87 comments

Winston Peters has named the person he says leaked his super details. Has ACT joined National in doing Dirty Politics?

Life and Death in Aotearoa – Debating Euthanasia

Written By: - Date published: 9:48 am, April 3rd, 2019 - 210 comments

David Seymour’s Private Member’s Bill on euthanasia is back for debate in Parliament. Maggie looks at one of the great social issues of our time.

The problem with Charter Schools

Written By: - Date published: 12:38 pm, February 11th, 2018 - 296 comments

The Government is moving to stop the creation of new charter schools and require existing charter schools to integrate with the public system.

The End of Life Choice Bill

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, December 21st, 2017 - 155 comments

We recently got the first reading on the End of Life Choice Bill, which aims to create a controlled regime for euthanasia. What are the pros and cons of the Bill?

Peters hit list so far – Seymour – Eagleson – Carter

Written By: - Date published: 6:23 am, September 26th, 2017 - 84 comments

Peters has hardly cleared his throat yet and he’s already clearing out Nats and their proxies. Seymour, Eagleson, Carter – Peters won’t be stopping there. Bill English will agree to anything to cling to power. Peters is already enjoying humiliating him in public.

Spare a thought for ACT and David Seymour

Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, September 25th, 2017 - 45 comments

David Seymour and the ACT Party are back in Parliament but their role this term will be nothing other than nodding lap dog.

This is how you change the Government – electorate vote Goldsmith if you are on the Epsom roll

Written By: - Date published: 1:05 pm, September 11th, 2017 - 32 comments

For progressive Epsom voters the best way to change the Government may be to give your electorate vote to Paul Goldsmith.

Stupid myths on immigrant construction workers

Written By: - Date published: 9:16 am, September 8th, 2017 - 31 comments

One of the dafter myths about the current burgeoning immigration industry is that we need skilled immigrants for the construction industry. As usual the talkback idiots are wrong. We don’t get many. We need more. We need to get rid of the migrant dross to get them. A Kiwibuild quota is a good idea.

ACT wants to subdivide the Waitakere Ranges (or at least the foothills)

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, August 8th, 2017 - 22 comments

Act has announced a policy that would undermine current protection given to the Waitakere Ranges.  If it gets a chance …

ACT in blue – gives up all pretense

Written By: - Date published: 10:04 am, August 1st, 2017 - 10 comments

National will distort MMP for its own benefit, again

Written By: - Date published: 12:02 pm, July 26th, 2017 - 80 comments

Without a cup of tea in sight National has announced that it will asking supporters to vote for Act leader David Seymour in Epsom and United Future leader Peter Dunne in Ohariu.

David Seymour is the smeghead of the year

Written By: - Date published: 9:44 am, July 18th, 2017 - 73 comments

David Seymour has managed to make the most stupid statement by a politician this year, and it is only just over half way through.

Caption contest

Written By: - Date published: 2:59 pm, July 14th, 2017 - 42 comments

Nat / ACT don’t think poor people should have kids

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, July 13th, 2017 - 129 comments

ACT’s David Seymour thinks that poor people shouldn’t be allowed to have kids. If that sounds familiar it should – the Nats have said more or less the same thing over the years.

Act’s Euthanasia Bill

Written By: - Date published: 10:05 am, June 12th, 2017 - 83 comments

Following the selection of David Seymour’s private member’s bill euthanasia will be debated this year in Parliament.

Dumbest tweet – Collins vs Seymour

Written By: - Date published: 10:32 am, May 27th, 2017 - 14 comments

Each in its own way a masterpiece character study.

Dick of the year

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, March 9th, 2017 - 71 comments

Yesterday, on International Women’s day David Seymour chose to attack Metiria Turei for what she was wearing.

Charter schools fiddling their results

Written By: - Date published: 8:58 am, December 9th, 2016 - 110 comments

Charter schools are fiddling their results. Just another example of the way that education for profit is all about profit, with education hardly getting a look in. All of National’s ideological interventions in education are failures.

New Zealand is a socialist nirvana *

Written By: - Date published: 8:45 am, September 13th, 2016 - 65 comments

* at least according to David Seymour.

Charter schools paid ideology bonuses

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, February 29th, 2016 - 30 comments

Charter schools showered with even more money for missing their targets. Something to do with forests, apparently.

David Seymour thinks ACT is the environmental party

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, February 27th, 2016 - 72 comments

David Seymour will at ACT’s conference today outline why ACT and not the Greens is the real environmental party.

The responses to the Bain report leak

Written By: - Date published: 8:26 am, February 20th, 2016 - 47 comments

A review of some commentary about the leak of information from the Bain compensation claim report includes a comment from David Seymour which is surprisingly good.

Key’s Xmas Reshuffle; UPDATE + bonus Winston Peters zinger!

Written By: - Date published: 7:24 am, December 7th, 2015 - 49 comments

John Key has announced that there will be a minor cabinet re-shuffle. Could this mark the return of Judith Collins? If so, what does this tell us about how the post-Key National Party will look?

Kelvin Davis’ massive Hikoi

Written By: - Date published: 10:07 am, May 30th, 2015 - 26 comments

Over the next two weeks Kelvin Davis and supporters will be going a Hikoi through the North to publicise the curse of sexual violence and to get more men to speak out against it.

ACTing all surprised about it

Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, May 13th, 2015 - 129 comments

ACT’s David Seymour is acting all surprised about the damaging consequences of right-wing policies. It’s like he’s seeing the world for the first time.

The wisdom of David Seymour

Written By: - Date published: 2:15 pm, October 22nd, 2014 - 45 comments

David Seymour’s maiden speech must be a front runner for most unusual Parliamentary speech this term and it has only just started.

Taxpayers support Mr “Small Government”

Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, October 5th, 2014 - 48 comments

If ACT were made up for a show like “The Thick of It”, or “Veep”, they would be dismissed as too ridiculous and extreme for the audience to swallow…

NRT: A model for unaccountability

Written By: - Date published: 1:32 pm, September 30th, 2014 - 14 comments

The Act party, well known for rorts, dodgy deals, general corruption, and the poor calibre of their candidates, is doing it again. National gave their single novice MP an “under-secretary” position to allow Act to rort extra money from taxpayers. It also provides him with a position that is wholly unaccountable to parliament or the public via OIA.

Key rorts system

Written By: - Date published: 8:48 am, September 26th, 2014 - 52 comments

There is a rort being negotiated in Parliament that will cost the thick edge of $1 million a year. Where is the Taxpayer’s union on this?

Mihingarangi Forbes v Jamie Whyte

Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, August 5th, 2014 - 81 comments

In a must see interview Native Affairs reporter Mihingarangi Forbes Forbes last night interviewed ACT leader Jamie Whyte with rather startling results.

Paul Goldsmith and the bag of flour

Written By: - Date published: 1:34 pm, June 9th, 2014 - 34 comments

Yesterday TV3 on the Nation hosted a debate between the candidates for the Epsom seat. Unbelievably National’s Paul Goldsmith did not show up. Labour’s Michael Wood produced a bag of wholemeal flour and has promised to take this bag to every public event and to put it where Goldsmith should be every time he does not show up. I suspect we are going to see this particular bag of flour a lot …

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