Posts Tagged ‘phil quin’

Fairs fair : how to complain, how not to and why not

Written By: - Date published: 10:10 am, May 16th, 2018 - 21 comments

Phil Quin has been his usual dickheaded self on the net. Trying to bully people about material that they probably didn’t write on this site is not a way to get it looked at. For that everyone need to follow the procedures detailed in our contact page and the pages linked to it. The alternatives aren’t nice. Ask Dermot Nottingham. Updated

Phil Quin: our media’s goto dogwhistling Aussie

Written By: - Date published: 8:41 am, November 29th, 2017 - 93 comments

It always disappoints me in NZ is who our local media consider are ‘left’ or ‘labour’ commentators. They are usually strange and weird relics of left behind who frame their commentary in terms of long past history. Phil Quin, a grizzled veteran misogynist of the 1990s Thordon Bubble who thrives on chaos and ill informed dog whistles, is one of them. It isn’t like he knows much about NZ politics. Updated.

Thank-you Golriz

Written By: - Date published: 1:34 pm, November 28th, 2017 - 159 comments

ffs NZ, get a grip. Then have a think about fairness and what kind of society we want.

Right loses its shit after former criminal lawyer discovered to have acted for bad people

Written By: - Date published: 11:40 am, November 28th, 2017 - 85 comments

Elements on the internet have claimed that Green MP Golriz Ghahraman must be a genocide supporter because she once acted as a defence lawyer in a war crimes tribunal.

In praise of David Shearer

Written By: - Date published: 2:31 pm, August 15th, 2016 - 10 comments

David Shearer has criticised the Australian Government as having lost its “moral compass” in relation to the Nauru Asylum Detention Centre.

Is this progress?

Written By: - Date published: 8:40 am, June 10th, 2015 - 257 comments

Richard Harman has broken a story about the formation of a Blairite third way think tank within the Labour Party.  Those involved include Stuart Nash, Phil Quin, Josie Pagani and Nick Legget.

Labour media commentators

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, March 14th, 2015 - 70 comments

Self styled Labour activist Phil Quin has chosen to criticise the party’s commitment to democracy despite the clearly democratic structure the party has.  And to repeat criticisms of Labour pre election despite the strong evidence of change that has occurred since.  Yet the media go to Phil for comment on what is happening within the Labour Party even though I get the feeling he would prefer that Roger Douglas was still involved, despite the wishes of pretty well everyone else

How very Orwellian

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, October 3rd, 2014 - 38 comments

A request for a civilised leadership campaign by Labour President Moira Coatsworth has been described as “Orwellian” by Phil Quin.  This is a remarkable choice of words to use.

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