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NRT: Denying the obvious

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.

America bails on private prisons

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.

Random impertinent question: Why did Cameron get diversion?

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?

NRT: A Poor Choice

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.

Back Stabbers

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.

When Animals Attack!

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!

 

Collins and the “monster” board

Written By: - Date published: 10:21 am, December 7th, 2015 - 43 comments

Idiot turn of phrase or deliberately inflammatory? You be the judge.

Key’s Xmas Reshuffle; UPDATE + bonus Winston Peters zinger!

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?

Future Auckland

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.

Collins touting cars with her buddy Cam

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.

Hide on the Collins challenge

Written By: - Date published: 10:52 am, October 4th, 2015 - 26 comments

Rodney Hide also reckons that Collins is positioned to challenge Key.

Goff: Collins planning her move

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.”

Coup Coup Ca Choo!

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.

Nats bungle Bain process

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.

“‘Allo, ‘allo, ‘allo, ‘allo” -Final episode – (Series One) “Chaos and Mayhem”

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

Nasty negative Nats

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…

Whitewash inquiry

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.

Scandals

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.

Elitist Fools

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…

Key hides advice, Collins goes to ground

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”

Collins and Oravida

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.

Post Key leadership struggle goes mainstream

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.

The gift that keeps on giving

Written By: - Date published: 8:02 am, May 17th, 2013 - 36 comments

First Collins fails the replicant test. Now Scott catches her openly plotting against her leader…

So. Very. Funny.

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 pm, May 16th, 2013 - 54 comments

Just in case you haven’t seen this work of genius by Danyl…

On Dame Susan Devoy

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?

Our international shame

Written By: - Date published: 7:41 am, February 13th, 2013 - 191 comments

It’s not often I agree with Judith Collins but when she describes Richard Prosser’s racist filth as an “international embarrassment” I couldn’t agree more.

Conflicted decisions

Written By: - Date published: 5:28 pm, February 2nd, 2013 - 48 comments

Another day, another example of some unseemly looking stuff from the Nats. This time it’s Judith Collins choosing Robert Kee – a friend of her husband – for a $200,000 a year taxpayer funded job.

Bain files against Collins

Written By: - Date published: 4:27 pm, January 30th, 2013 - 63 comments

David Bain has filed a claim against Judith Collins. Here’s The Herald’s / APNZ quick announcement.

Campbell on Collins

Written By: - Date published: 11:45 am, December 13th, 2012 - 62 comments

Gordon Campbell on Judith Collins and the Binnie report (go read the full article on Scoop). “This is banana republic stuff from Collins”…

Caption contest

Written By: - Date published: 5:16 pm, December 10th, 2012 - 36 comments

Collins folds

Written By: - Date published: 5:41 pm, November 14th, 2012 - 18 comments

And so Collins’ “defamation” case against Mallard and Little ends, not with a bang, but a whimper.

Oops – doubled up posting with Eddie – read both posts!

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