Posts Tagged ‘infighting’

NACT attack on Roy gets personal

Written By: - Date published: 1:46 pm, August 22nd, 2010 - 59 comments

We’ve heard stories about the, to quote the Herald, “depth” of Heather Roy’s relationship with her former senior advisor Dr Simon Ewing-Jarvie for some time. But this isn’t Whaleoil and adults’ personal lives are their own. What’s surprising is that the Right have decided to use it against her.

The threat in today’s Herald is clear: If she doesn’t toe the line, her family life is not out of bounds.

More Act infighting

Written By: - Date published: 3:03 pm, March 27th, 2010 - 74 comments

It’s getting nasty in the ACT party. Rodney Hide can’t last as leader. Heather Roy, Roger Douglas, and John Boscawen each have factions backing them to replace him. Disintegration is a real possibility. The consequence of ACT’s straying from it’s economically and socially liberal roots under Douglas and Prebble to reactionism under the nihilist Hide. If a collapse does take place, Key may have to call an early election.

Which seems more likely?

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 pm, September 9th, 2008 - 109 comments

Multiple spies, whom National has been unable to catch, and a series of ‘gaffes’ and accidents involving sensitive papers? Or a bitter faction led by the man who was deposed by Key’s vote?

How many leaks to sink a ship?

Written By: - Date published: 12:45 pm, September 9th, 2008 - 44 comments

This is really getting pretty serious now – a fourth National party policy has been leaked to Labour, who have made it public. In the last week we’ve seen National’s environment, conservation, biofuels, and, now, research, science, and technology policies leaked from within National. This is unprecedented – so many policies being leaked this close […]

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