Written By: - Date published: 8:17 am, April 27th, 2016 - 37 comments
A straight 3.5% swap National to NZF looks to me like the impact of the flag fiasco.
Written By: - Date published: 8:21 am, March 25th, 2016 - 105 comments
Here are some reckons, for what they’re worth.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, March 24th, 2016 - 135 comments
Bragging rights I guess to whomever best predicts the outcome.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, March 24th, 2016 - 144 comments
John Key and an array of National sock puppets have misrepresented Labour’s UBI proposal as party policy and as being very expensive when it is not party policy and when a variety of different potential forms have been raised for discussion.
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, March 3rd, 2016 - 108 comments
Key is running from the flag debacle, further evidence that “preferred PM” and “popular” are not the same thing.
Written By: - Date published: 3:11 pm, February 23rd, 2016 - 133 comments
The pro change Flag Campaign has been launched on Social Media using themes that will appeal to progressives about the need for change. The problem is what they want it to be changed to.
Written By: - Date published: 10:17 am, February 19th, 2016 - 34 comments
For a change I’m not going to have a rip at our local idiotic politicians. The most extreme case recently being the now infamous Dildo Baggins. Lets have a look offshore where they are often even worse…
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, February 17th, 2016 - 265 comments
What would the adoption of John Key’s flag symbolise? Well, nothing, really.
Written By: - Date published: 2:32 pm, February 1st, 2016 - 6 comments
3 News is dead, replaced by Newshub. That’s News Hub, not New Shub. Though New Shub would be funnier.
Written By: - Date published: 5:56 pm, December 11th, 2015 - 138 comments
John Key’s $26 million dollar flag flop bores it’s way to the halfway line tonight. The first referendum closes at 7 PM, first results at around 8.30. $26 million … that’s a lot of cancer drugs, child care centres and elder care we won’t be getting because the PM wants a signature legacy his dreary leadership doesn’t actually deserve.
Written By: - Date published: 9:52 am, November 24th, 2015 - 38 comments
Well that’s a new low.
Written By: - Date published: 7:34 am, November 21st, 2015 - 135 comments
The delivery of the ballots in the first first flag referendum is getting a bit of attention from bored journalists. We the people don’t seem to care much though.
Written By: - Date published: 10:03 am, September 27th, 2015 - 103 comments
Mass redundancies at the Herald have been described as a blood bath and are clearly having an effect on its quality. Such is its quality there is a question whether the political column this morning was written by a part time travel writer or by Heather du Plessis-Allan.
Written By: - Date published: 7:23 am, September 25th, 2015 - 276 comments
The Green’s agreement with National to allow for Red Peak to be a referendum candidate potentially helps John Key out of a major difficulty and raises issues about the state of the Labour-Green relationship.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, September 24th, 2015 - 66 comments
We have passed an interesting milestone in the evolution of NZ politics. Key’s poll-driven pandering has just been taken to the next level. Political / media dinosaurs will never be able to dismiss “The Twitterati” again.
Written By: - Date published: 7:47 am, September 21st, 2015 - 90 comments
OK I confess I’m only writing this post because the chance to use that title tickled my fancy. But anyway – almost 70% of us oppose changing the flag.
Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, September 18th, 2015 - 75 comments
Grant McLachlan (a former Parliamentary researcher and a Nat campaign director) calls National’s flag process “a jack up”, and says “Everything the National Party has done around the flag debate is dodgy”.
Written By: - Date published: 9:51 am, September 10th, 2015 - 123 comments
Any new flag for NZ should have been a unifying symbol. Instead Key has turned the referendum into a divisive process. Faced with four crap flag choices we’ll probably vote for no change and the whole stupid $26m process will have been a complete waste of time and money. Ludicrous.
Written By: - Date published: 8:11 am, September 5th, 2015 - 296 comments
I’m no fan of the flag process. I think its a waste of money and a distraction from the real issues. I don’t think there has been any public sign of engagement or interest to be worth commenting on. Until now. Red peak for the compromise win?