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Key attends secret lunch to raise cash for flag change campaign

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.

What the flag vote means

Written By: - Date published: 8:21 am, March 25th, 2016 - 105 comments

Here are some reckons, for what they’re worth.

Keep our flag – lest we forget

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 […]

John Key lies about staying out of the flag debate

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.

The Butcher’s Apron or the Tea Towel

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 We’re being given a choice between the outdated and the bland.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?

The flag change campaign’s last throw of the dice

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.

The difference between decent folk and complete idiots

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…

Back Stabbers

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.

Flagpole Sitta

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.

Boots Theory: Flag referendum 1

Written By: - Date published: 1:00 pm, November 24th, 2015 - 35 comments

What to do with these ballot papers that just arrived in the mail?

Flag distraction – first referendum

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.

A government of spin

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, November 14th, 2015 - 52 comments

Two recent articles suggest that this Government is more interested in spin and PR than in achieving good.  And one of the articles previously posted in the Herald has mysteriously disappeared.

Key not taking us with him on the flag

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.

As expected, TPPA gives a peanut return

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.

The political machinations of the flag debate

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.

Herald gets it wrong on flag referendum

Written By: - Date published: 10:16 am, September 18th, 2015 - 50 comments

The Herald editorial this morning suggests that Andrew Little is handling the flag referendum poorly but makes some stunningly simple mistakes that undermines its conclusions.

Flag process a missed opportunity

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.

How much does New Zealand spend on refugees?

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.

John Oliver on New Zealand’s new flag

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, August 18th, 2015 - 12 comments

John Oliver offers some advice on our quest for a new flag.

Guest post: The flag – a change is gonna come

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, August 4th, 2015 - 170 comments

A guest post by Enzo Giordani about why progressives should support a change in the flag and showing his proposal for a new flag.

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