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National’s leak inquiry blows up

Written By: - Date published: 8:31 am, October 4th, 2018 - 76 comments

Newshub has been leaked a copy of an email from Paula Bennett sent to National Party staffers advising that the inquiry into who leaked Simon Bridges’s travel expense information now includes them.

National’s leak problem

Written By: - Date published: 9:24 am, October 3rd, 2018 - 146 comments

National’s leak problem is developing into a full blown crisis as it struggles to deal with the repercussions of Jami-Lee Ross standing down.

Jami-Lee Ross takes time out

Written By: - Date published: 1:50 pm, October 2nd, 2018 - 107 comments

Jami-Lee Ross has announced he will be taking time out for personal health reasons.

National’s fiscal ineptitude over Auckland transport

Written By: - Date published: 9:03 am, April 29th, 2018 - 32 comments

National has responded to Labour’s ATAP proposal by refusing to accept there is a problem, drumming up anti Auckland resentment in the rest of the country and claiming they would have done the same thing.

Doofus of the week – Jami Lee-Ross

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, December 16th, 2017 - 67 comments

Jami Lee-Ross wins the award this week for trying to hold up the passage of a law designed to make sure kids get enough to eat just so he could eat his lunch and then throwing the most amazing of temper tantrums when he did not get his way.

The right to strike

Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, February 17th, 2015 - 54 comments

Celebrate International Right to Strike Day on 18 February by sending a message to Kiwi employers: stop undermining our right to strike!

Workers’ rights under attack

Written By: - Date published: 9:55 am, June 14th, 2013 - 83 comments

Key’s government is continuing its attack on workers’ rights, pay, conditions & collective bargaining with  Jami-Lee Ross’s ‘Strike Breaking’ Bill.    Darien Fenton, the CTU & EPMU say why it is wrong.  All parties and MPs should oppose this and other proposed changes to employment law.

Embarrassing result for Nats in Botany

Written By: - Date published: 10:22 pm, March 5th, 2011 - 77 comments

So another corrupt Nat minister has gone and Jami-Lee Ross has taken her seat in Botany. What an embarrassing resulting. The majority reduced by 7,000 and Michael Wood reduced the gap from 36% to 28%. Nat strategists will be crapping themselves over the New Citizens’ Party’s result. Considering that Wood had acknowledged from the start […]

Botany by-election

Written By: - Date published: 6:10 am, March 5th, 2011 - 53 comments

For obvious reasons the Botany by-election has received very little attention on this blog, or anywhere else in the media.  Some are calling it “the byelection everyone forgot”.

Jami-Lee Ross runs scared

Written By: - Date published: 12:43 pm, February 10th, 2011 - 40 comments

Jami-Lee Ross is running from having any debate with his opponent in the Botany.

Nats’ Botany Selections

Written By: - Date published: 1:45 pm, January 21st, 2011 - 59 comments

The National Party head office have culled the eight people they don’t like and left five to contest Botany.

It’s Maggie Barry vs Jami-Lee Ross and three others.

Early thoughts on the Botany by-election

Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, December 16th, 2010 - 27 comments

Pansy Wong’s resignation in disgrace makes four ministers and three MPs lost by John Key’s government in two years (and more who have escaped scot-free). Now, we face another by-election – on March 5th, Botany will choose Wong’s successor. Here’s my take on the probable candidates and the party positioning.

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