Posts Tagged ‘hilary calvert’

Exit, stage right

Written By: - Date published: 4:16 pm, July 9th, 2011 - 136 comments

It’s a big call, I know, but I’m pretty sure we’re seeing the end of the ACT party happening right before our eyes.

Calvert switches support to Brash

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, April 28th, 2011 - 77 comments

ACT’s newest MP Hilary Calvert is reported to have changed her support from Hide to Brash. That means the leadership of New Zealand’s most rightwing party will transfer to someone who isn’t currently even a member of the ACT Party.

UPDATE: Hide expected to announce resignation at midday

Blanket Man to make bid for ACT leadership

Written By: - Date published: 7:09 am, April 28th, 2011 - 15 comments

Ben ‘Blanket Man’ Hana has thrown his loin cloth into the contest for ACT’s leadership. Despite not having any political experience, Blanket Man says he is the man for the job due to his firm commitment to laissez-faire economics, his excellent face recognition, and the virtue that he is not a tired, old, has-been, racist arsehole.

It’s all on Calvert

Written By: - Date published: 8:38 pm, April 26th, 2011 - 63 comments

Hide’s gone if Calvert or Boscawen jump ship.  But so is the one that doesn’t jump. I’m picking Calvert will be the key.

Update: As of noon today 3 News reports that Rodney may be about to go…

Nowhere to Hide

Written By: - Date published: 4:54 pm, April 26th, 2011 - 22 comments

Rodney Hide’s only chance of staying as the leader of ACT is to keep Hilary Calvert and John “Lamington” Boscawen on side.

Like other commentors, I’m calling time on Hide.

Abomination becomes law

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, December 9th, 2010 - 44 comments

Paul Quinn’s appalling Electoral (Disqualification of Sentenced Prisoners) Amendment Act passed last night with the support of just two parties – ACT and National. We’ve talked about why this law is so bad in the past. The Attorney-General agreed it is an unjustified breach of our human rights. Why did ACT, the supposed ‘Liberal Party’ vote for it?

More ACT identity theft?

Written By: - Date published: 3:30 pm, October 13th, 2010 - 17 comments

In recent days, David Garrett has been spotted hanging around Parliament. Now, The Standard has acquired a picture of ACT’s new MP, ‘Hilary Calvert’, arriving at Parliament. It raises further identity theft questions within the party.

Evidence suggests that the real Calvert was brain-dead at least two weeks ago.

RWNJs worried msm may awaken

Written By: - Date published: 6:14 pm, September 26th, 2010 - 18 comments

I guess we shouldn’t really mock such unfortunates but this latest missive from the Bog is too hard to resist. Farrar and his merry band of ignorant loons are furious that the ODT, one of New Zealand’s better newspapers, is daring to ask pertinent questions of ACTs replacement for David Garrett. It seems pretty fair […]

“We’re all shades of sheep” – the Calvert interview

Written By: - Date published: 1:28 pm, September 25th, 2010 - 44 comments

Check out Hilary Calvert’s interview in the ODT. It’s, um, extraordinary and hilarious. Calvert can’t remember whether she was ever a member of a different political party, when she first stood for ACT, or whether she has any convictions.

More evidence of the depth of talent in ACT these days.

Awatere-Huata & Garrett, what’s the difference?

Written By: - Date published: 9:24 pm, September 19th, 2010 - 74 comments

ACT’s lost two List MPs. When Donna Awatere-Huata was booted out,  Rodney Hide took her to court to force her out of Parliament. Now, David Garrett is forced to resign and Hide says he won’t push him to leave Parliament. Why the kid-gloves for Garrett? Because Hide’s leadership matters more to him than the future of his party.

Some thoughts on ACT

Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, September 18th, 2010 - 79 comments

One way or another ACT’s troubles are going to ripple through the entire political discourse.

So what’s likely to happen with Garrett?

And what does it mean for everyone else?

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