Written By: - Date published: 12:19 pm, December 3rd, 2019 - 64 comments
The Government has announced that it will pass under urgency changes to the Electoral Law to ban overseas donations.
Written By: - Date published: 9:58 pm, November 19th, 2019 - 95 comments
It has been ironic at our media frenzy on political ‘donations’. I suspect that our legal structure has been setup for bribing politicians with ‘donations’. Let us just make all politicians and donors guilty until proven innocent of false reporting of ‘donations’. It’d be more interesting than the current farce. Start with Simon Bridges – currently still under investigation by the SFO.
Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, September 15th, 2019 - 100 comments
National has a rather murky past when it comes to dealing with issues relating to the behaviour of its Members of Parliament.
Written By: - Date published: 7:39 am, May 10th, 2019 - 31 comments
Jami-Lee Ross has alleged that Simon Bridges pecuniary interest return is not correct because it failed to disclose an expensive dinner and a case of wine donated by Zhang Yikon.
Written By: - Date published: 8:17 am, April 10th, 2019 - 79 comments
National’s internal cultural review has been completed but two female MPs most affected by recent events were not interviewed.
Written By: - Date published: 8:01 am, March 13th, 2019 - 44 comments
Simon Bridges did the remarkable thing yesterday of distancing himself from his own party over events he had major involvement in.
Written By: - Date published: 10:36 am, March 12th, 2019 - 77 comments
NZ Police have confirmed that the Serious Fraud Office is investigating donations received by the National Party.
Written By: - Date published: 8:19 am, February 10th, 2019 - 119 comments
Jami-Lee Ross has implied that Simon Bridges is being hypocritical in criticising a Government review into mental health.
Written By: - Date published: 10:20 am, January 27th, 2019 - 88 comments
Fran O’Sullivan has correctly stated that the investigation of the $100,000 donation made to the National Party that was partitioned to hide it should be of much greater concern to the New Zealand Police than Sarah Dowie’s texts.
Written By: - Date published: 8:02 am, January 25th, 2019 - 205 comments
Sarah Dowie has been identified as the MP under police investigation for sending the text to Jami-Lee Ross saying that he deserved to die.
Written By: - Date published: 7:34 am, December 5th, 2018 - 23 comments
The Standard has been leaked an internal memo from Crosby Textor to the National Party concerning its current situation.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, November 6th, 2018 - 36 comments
Simon Bridges has advertised for a Senior Social Media advisor.
Written By: - Date published: 7:53 am, October 31st, 2018 - 46 comments
National appears to be rattled and introverted right now. Is the continuing saga involving Jami-Lee Ross the cause?
Written By: - Date published: 7:36 am, October 25th, 2018 - 48 comments
National thinks that it has weathered the storm caused by the Jami-Lee Ross revelations and it has nothing to worry about even though the Police have gone to the Electoral Commission. And Simon Bridges has been in touch with Cameron Slater. What could go wrong?
Written By: - Date published: 7:59 am, October 23rd, 2018 - 175 comments
Trevor Mallard is grappling with the implications of Jami-Lee Ross’s status under the Mental Health Act.
Written By: - Date published: 8:28 am, October 21st, 2018 - 463 comments
National is trying to say that everything is fine with Simon Bridges’ leadership, that he has handled the Jami-Lee Ross crisis well and that his leadership is assured. I beg to differ.
Written By: - Date published: 6:09 pm, October 19th, 2018 - 191 comments
Jami-Lee Ross has twisted the knife a little further into Simon Bridge’s back this arvo, releasing a second tape and announcing he won’t be quitting Parliament. Turns out he may need the income to fund a divorce.
Written By: - Date published: 11:58 am, October 19th, 2018 - 17 comments
Some wag on Trademe has advertised National Party list positions for sale.
Written By: - Date published: 8:05 am, October 19th, 2018 - 87 comments
The repercussions of Jami-Lee Ross’s expulsion continue to be felt. Disclosures about complaints regarding Ross’s behaviour are difficult to reconcile with what Bridges and Bennett have said recently. And National’s relationship with ethnic groups has taken a battering.
Written By: - Date published: 7:49 am, October 18th, 2018 - 246 comments
Jami-Lee Ross has released the tape of his talking with Simon Bridges where the suggestion was made that two Chinese MPs would be more valuable than two Indian MPs. And Melanie Reid has published an article containing the allegations of four women against Ross of inappropriate behaviour.
Written By: - Date published: 8:17 am, October 17th, 2018 - 380 comments
Paula Bennett has broken the understanding that MPs do not refer to each other’s private lives. And Jami-Lee Ross has alleged that a $100,000 donation was split so that it did not have to be declared and it has been confirmed that National then nominated the donor for a Queen’s Birthday Honour.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, October 16th, 2018 - 83 comments
All eyes will be on National’s caucus meeting today. And Simon Bridges will need to explain what Jami-Lee Ross meant when he said that he had recorded a conversation where he was asked by Bridges to break the law.