Written By: - Date published: 11:10 am, January 31st, 2018 - 27 comments
Since reading the news that the Nats are thinking about ditching Bill English, I’ve been trying to decide what my (completely honest and in no way disingenuous) advice to them would be on the topic. It’s a tough one! There are clearly pros and cons for them. Starting with the cons: Bill is experienced – […]
Written By: - Date published: 3:04 pm, September 22nd, 2017 - 64 comments
The rumours have been going round for a while – but this is an interesting development…
Written By: - Date published: 10:32 am, May 27th, 2017 - 14 comments
Each in its own way a masterpiece character study.
Written By: - Date published: 8:57 am, January 11th, 2017 - 44 comments
I/S at No Right turn writes on Revenue Minister Collins’ denial of obvious tax avoidance.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, May 11th, 2016 - 32 comments
Why did the police offer Cameron Slater the soft option of diversion when he doesn’t qualify?
Written By: - Date published: 11:32 pm, February 17th, 2016 - 110 comments
The National Party Caucus is split and divided over John Key’s vanity project, the flag referendum. For the first time, there have been leaks to the media directly from within Team Key. The signs are ominous for the PM.
Written By: - Date published: 10:21 am, December 7th, 2015 - 43 comments
Idiot turn of phrase or deliberately inflammatory? You be the judge.
Written By: - Date published: 7:24 am, December 7th, 2015 - 49 comments
John Key has announced that there will be a minor cabinet re-shuffle. Could this mark the return of Judith Collins? If so, what does this tell us about how the post-Key National Party will look?
Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, October 19th, 2015 - 20 comments
There are rumours that National is looking to organise a new regional ticket, Future Auckland, to contest next year’s local body elections in Auckland.
Written By: - Date published: 10:52 am, October 4th, 2015 - 26 comments
Rodney Hide also reckons that Collins is positioned to challenge Key.
Written By: - Date published: 10:20 am, May 30th, 2015 - 58 comments
So why was Maurice dancing with ACT? Why was Borrows bullshitting about bikes? Does Judith Collins sleep with a copy of the Art of War under her pillow? I don’t know, but I think we should be told.
Written By: - Date published: 7:07 pm, September 6th, 2014 - 7 comments
The Whale Oil Cafe has taken a hit. The walls have holes punched in them. Most of the windows are smashed and broken glass and dirt covers the cafe floor. The pictures of John Key are still hanging on the cafe walls, although the frames are smashed and glass broken… A whale of disaster has happened
Written By: - Date published: 8:16 am, September 2nd, 2014 - 41 comments
I know, let’s put on a production of Hamlet, but leave out the role of the Prince of Denmark.
Written By: - Date published: 11:18 pm, March 12th, 2014 - 141 comments
So the latest from National is Judith Collins ‘promoting’ her husbands’ company and Amy Adams promoting the interests of river-polluting Canterbury dairy farms when she herself owns Canterbury dairy farms.
Naturally, neither minister can see any problem with this.
Update: And now Nathan Guy – National’s immigration minister…
Written By: - Date published: 11:36 pm, March 6th, 2014 - 76 comments
Radio New Zealand has reported that John Key is refusing to release the advice he claims clears Judith Collins over her conflict of interest. And is now claiming that the Cabinet rules are ” just a guideline anyway”
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, March 5th, 2014 - 113 comments
Judith Collin’s endorses a company, Orivida, that her husband is a (presumably paid) director of. That same company has previously made political donations to the National Party.
That’s a conflict of interest.
Written By: - Date published: 8:02 am, May 17th, 2013 - 36 comments
Written By: - Date published: 7:28 am, March 22nd, 2013 - 393 comments
Rather than add my two cents to the debate about whether she’s up to the job or not (she’s clearly not), I’d like to point out that this is essentially Judith Collins telling liberal New Zealand it can go f**k itself.
Given this fact, the question to ask isn’t so much why put such an unqualified person in such a sensitive position so much as why does Collins feel the need to yell “look at me” so loudly right now?