Written By: - Date published: 7:39 am, August 26th, 2017 - 54 comments
There were some notable differences between Labour and National’s accouncements of a new Dunedin hospital…
Written By: - Date published: 8:08 am, November 13th, 2016 - 55 comments
Trump is going to be a figurehead, not a president, leaving governance to an unfettered Republican machine. That machine is no friend of the disenfranchised, never was, never will be. How will Trump’s base react to being betrayed?
Written By: - Date published: 11:23 am, November 20th, 2015 - 29 comments
Written By: - Date published: 11:37 am, August 18th, 2015 - 34 comments
Key glibly says that the government will meet increased costs for medicine under the TPPP, but the reality for Pharmac is that its budget is already squeezed. If the TPP goes ahead Key’s promise will quickly be “forgotten”.
Written By: - Date published: 6:11 pm, July 19th, 2012 - 48 comments
Key is already qualifying a promise he’s made on Maori water rights. Does the promise mean anything at all?
Written By: - Date published: 7:44 am, March 16th, 2012 - 12 comments
There’s some odd omissions from Key’s new ’10 targets’. There’s nothing hard. Nothing about closing the gap with Australia, formerly goal number 1. Nothing about creating jobs, despite 170,000 being promised. Nothing about the cycleway that was going to end the recession. It invites a closer look at the 10 targets. And then you discover, they’ll all happen anyway.
Written By: - Date published: 11:42 am, November 23rd, 2011 - 97 comments
Phil Goff has signed a pledge that Labour will not sell Kiwibank if it becomes government. Other party leaders have been invited as well. I expect the Greens, New Zealand First, Mana, and the Conservatives will (who knows about the Maori Party). But will Key sign? National is secretly itching to sell Kiwibank, Bill English got caught out admitting as much.
Written By: - Date published: 6:32 am, September 28th, 2011 - 32 comments
John Key promised to put Food in poorer Schools across New Zealand to help children to learn. What has he done about it? One cheap, but very well-publicised stunt. Will we see any substance? Or is this another promise like not raising GST, wages catching Australia, or capping not cutting the civil service?
Written By: - Date published: 8:22 am, September 24th, 2010 - 21 comments
“I also want to pay a special acknowledgement to my friend and deputy, Bill English. What a great job he is doing as Finance Minister. He’s delivered two Budgets that have steered New Zealand out of recession and put the economy firmly back on track to grow and create jobs”. Or has he?…