Written By: - Date published: 10:36 am, April 9th, 2016 - 102 comments
The Herald has reported that John Key helped with fundraising for the flag referendum by attending a private lunch with six wealthy donors.
Written By: - Date published: 7:32 am, March 6th, 2016 - 155 comments
‘ Lest We Forget There’s a whole lot of talk About changing of our flag. They’ve already spent a ransom On new fangled rags. But there’s a thought out there That she’s not done yet, Let’s take time to remember, Lest we forget. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmZsfXL8YoI] She has flown over us Since nineteen […]
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, March 4th, 2016 - 54 comments
<sigh> . . . yet another addition to the constantly growing list of John Key’s lies. Which is kind of a shame really; he’s actually been doing quite well on the lying front lately.
Written By: - Date published: 10:04 am, February 28th, 2016 - 159 comments
Next week the voting on part two of the Key Legacy Project © begins. We’re being given a choice between the outdated and the bland. The Butcher’s Apron or the Tea Towel. Do you care?
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: 11:32 pm, February 17th, 2016 - 111 comments
The National Party Caucus is split and divided over John Key’s vanity project, the flag referendum. For the first time, there have been leaks to the media directly from within Team Key. The signs are ominous for the PM.
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: 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: 11:06 am, October 23rd, 2015 - 31 comments
John Key’s antics trying to drum up support for a flag change are getting increasingly desperate, but NZ isn’t listening.
Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, October 6th, 2015 - 177 comments
In 15 to 25 years, long long after I have retired, and the TPPA is fully realised. It may be worth an extra $260 million per year in possible tariff benefits. By contrast, the China Free Trade Agreement within 5 years was increasing our exports each year by an extra $350 million. But the costs for the TPPA start as soon as it is signed. We may make a profit off it in 10 years. This is not a good deal.
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: 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: 8:30 am, September 3rd, 2015 - 54 comments
The Government is under increasing pressure to increase the number of refugees that it takes. Amnesty International’s proposal to double the number could be met by less than the cost of a flag referendum.
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, August 18th, 2015 - 12 comments
John Oliver offers some advice on our quest for a new flag.