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Credit where credit’s due

Written By: - Date published: 2:57 pm, July 13th, 2009 - 16 comments

You may have noticed that we’ve taken to offering Labour a little unsolicited comms advice of late. Irish recently told them to get some decent key lines. I asked them (as have many others) to start talking about their vision, and when they do, to keep it simple. Phil Goff’s latest video (below) looks like a step […]

So whatcha gonna to do about it then?

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, July 2nd, 2009 - 40 comments

I reckon there’s a mood developing. People are getting sick and tired of what feels like a government that’s got the country in reverse. But what they’re looking for is an alternative. Increasingly people are starting to ask of the opposition “So what are you going to do differently?” They’ve asked it in relation to sow […]

Do citizens-initiated referenda hamper democracy?

Written By: - Date published: 11:39 am, June 18th, 2009 - 23 comments

It’s hard to argue with the idea of referenda. What could be more democratic than citizens deciding precisely what issues the New Zealand public should consider, and taking a vote on them? Won’t that process get people thinking, encourage participation in the democratic process and make politics more accessible? Isn’t it the kind of democracy […]

Audrey Young: Goff right, Key wrong

Written By: - Date published: 2:22 pm, June 9th, 2009 - 19 comments

The Herald asked this morning whose word was more credible on the Worth issue, John Key or Phil Goff. Their political editor Audrey Young has just answered the question for them. “One politician was bound to be deeply embarrassed today, Phil Goff or John Key. One would be right and one would be wrong. And […]

Breakfast covers the Worth investigation

Written By: - Date published: 12:17 pm, June 4th, 2009 - 18 comments

First it was Paul Henry and Guyon Espiner. Both agree Key needs to “come clean with the country and give us more detail than he has”. Next up was Goff. Fair analysis. Didn’t gloat. One of his best appearances so far.

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