Written By: - Date published: 2:05 pm, March 20th, 2017 - 53 comments
No Right Turn: “The real barrier to National … acting on this is because that “no-one owns water, first come, first served” policy disproportionately benefits one group and allows them to profiteer from a public resource while destroying its value to others. That group is farmers – and they donate to the National Party.”
Written By: - Date published: 7:41 am, February 21st, 2017 - 15 comments
Idiot/Savant suggests removing the 5% threshold and introducing preferential voting for electorate seats.
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: 10:28 am, November 28th, 2016 - 89 comments
I/S at No Right Turn on Key’s statement that a gender-balanced cabinet is “a stupid idea”.
Written By: - Date published: 12:52 pm, August 31st, 2016 - 54 comments
I/S at No Right Turn writes: If the ruling stands, it won’t just kill the dam, but also National’s policy of trying to crack open reserves for development through an ideology of “net conservation gain”.
Written By: - Date published: 1:48 pm, August 17th, 2016 - 11 comments
I/S at No Right Turn does great analysis of legislation. His coverage of the new spying laws has been excellent. Here he is on National’s clumsy and misguided attempt to re-impose official secrets. Criminalised for reading The Guardian?
Written By: - Date published: 9:07 am, August 16th, 2016 - 33 comments
When caught abusing new powers the response will be the same as when caught out abusing the old – meh, so sue us.
Written By: - Date published: 2:08 pm, July 25th, 2016 - 318 comments
I/S at No Right Turn: “ACT appears to be using charter schools to channel public money to government donors and cronies”…
Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, June 18th, 2016 - 19 comments
“We request that you withdraw the financial veto certificate against the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave and Work Contact Hours) Amendment Bill.” You can sign the petition here.
Written By: - Date published: 3:23 pm, April 26th, 2016 - 4 comments
I/S at No Right Turn on the renewables target and futility of targets without plans.
Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, April 22nd, 2016 - 85 comments
I/S at No Right Turn the “data supermarket” and privacy concerns. “The government wants to be able to effectively spy on and database everyone, so they can save a few dollars here and there.”
Written By: - Date published: 10:53 am, April 4th, 2016 - 11 comments
I/S at No Right Turn on the “jihadi brides” lie. “This sort of shit is why we cannot trust our spies, or the Ministers who “oversee” them…”
Written By: - Date published: 2:02 pm, February 3rd, 2016 - 40 comments
No Right Turn (with a side of Bernard Hickey) on today’s unemployment figures.
Written By: - Date published: 5:27 pm, February 1st, 2016 - 40 comments
Fran O’Sullivan seems to be arguing against democracy in her bitter little rant in Saturday’s Herald against Labour’s opposition to the TPP. Labour, of course, is representing its constituents, many of whom have significant doubts about the TPP or its benefits to New Zealand (or to them). That’s what political parties should do in a democratic country.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, December 18th, 2015 - 11 comments
I/S at No Right Turn did some excellent work yesterday on the scams that underly New Zealand’s claims to be meeting its emissions targets.
Written By: - Date published: 4:59 pm, November 17th, 2015 - 20 comments
I/S at No Right Turn: “The House has just gone into urgency for two key (for the government) bills – the first to punish retroactively people who have already been punished, the second to steal from the poor.”
Written By: - Date published: 2:09 pm, November 4th, 2015 - 8 comments
I/S at No Right Turn writes on today’s IGIS report: “The overall picture is that SIS is a mess and highly resistant to change…”
Written By: - Date published: 4:50 pm, September 30th, 2015 - 33 comments
I/S at No Right Turn on the Crown’s apparent bungling of the Dotcom extradition case – and the potential cost to NZ.
Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, September 9th, 2015 - 4 comments
Over in the UK, the government is carrying out an unprecedented attack on employment and union rights in an effort to return things to their C19th utopia. Now they want to force striking workers to wear armbands and give their names to police as well. Presumably for blacklisting people exercising their rights.
Written By: - Date published: 12:06 pm, September 1st, 2015 - 92 comments
Today the government announced the four candidates for John Key’s vanity flag referendum: three ferns (one of them the logo of Immigration NZ and the Companies Office) and a koru. And really, all I can say is “meh”. So how about defining a good way of doing a informal or invalid vote on this stupid first referendum on selecting John Key’s underwear..
Written By: - Date published: 12:38 pm, August 26th, 2015 - 8 comments
I/S at No Right Turn writes on the latest abuse of the OIA process.