Written By: - Date published: 1:02 pm, December 4th, 2018 - 60 comments
Another day, another leak from the National Party. If it’s not JLR, just who is poking the borax inside the Tory caucus?
Written By: - Date published: 11:28 am, October 16th, 2018 - 60 comments
Jami-Lee Ross is to resign from Parliament amid further claims about unlawful activity from Tory leader Simon Bridges. Ross says he will stand in the Botany by-election. Ross also says he will lay a complaint against Bridges with the Police.
Written By: - Date published: 8:32 pm, May 27th, 2018 - 88 comments
The latest Newshub/Reid Research poll is out, and it continues to be less than stellar news for the opposition, but also for New Zealand First.
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: 9:52 am, March 7th, 2017 - 40 comments
The crisis around English’s amateur-hour handling of the super announcement is an opportunity for Judith Collins.
Written By: - Date published: 3:49 pm, August 19th, 2016 - 19 comments
America is bailing on private prisons because they don’t work. What’s the bet that National is ‘too proud and arrogant’ to follow suit.
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: 2:55 pm, May 6th, 2016 - 26 comments
I/S at No Right Turn on the irony of sending Judith “Minister of Corruption” Collins to an an anti-corruption summit in London next week.
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: 8:57 pm, December 16th, 2015 - 32 comments
Crikey! My Little Ponytail meets the Parnell mind meld. Cancel Xmas, I’ve already got my pressie!
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: 9:21 am, October 17th, 2015 - 39 comments
Judith Collins is a tout (sorry “Brand Ambassador”) for a car dealer, and it looks like she’s using Cameron Slater’s blog to give her a hand.
Written By: - Date published: 9:53 am, September 28th, 2015 - 74 comments
Goff: “Judith’s column this week is the opening shot in her campaign to succeed John Key as National’s leader.”
Written By: - Date published: 6:30 pm, February 19th, 2015 - 52 comments
A new review of compensation for David Bain. Another fine mess courtesy of Collins/Slater and National.
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: 10:02 am, September 3rd, 2014 - 20 comments
Disgraced ex minister Collins calls Cunliffe a moron. Another John Ansell negative billboard campaign coming. The Nats are nasty as well as dirty. If only there was some positive alternative…
Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, March 13th, 2014 - 8 comments
Just a wee list to try and keep track of the current scandals our dear friends in the National party are dealing with.
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: 10:25 am, July 2nd, 2013 - 67 comments
The simmering leadership struggle in the National party doesn’t get a lot of attention in the mainstream media, but here’s an exception. Judith Collins will not be pleased.