Posts Tagged ‘richard long’

Business wants permanent rightwing dictatorship

Written By: - Date published: 9:48 am, October 6th, 2010 - 23 comments

The capitalist elite is anti-democratic to its core. The Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act (CERRA) is being held up as business’s ideal form of government. Ex-National staffer Richard Long says that Gerry Brownlee should use his CERRA powers to ‘sort out’ a slew of other ‘problems’. We should never have trusted them with this power.

The next ACT

Written By: - Date published: 1:04 pm, September 22nd, 2010 - 50 comments

Key is strongly backing Hide.

That might be because he doesn’t want to deal with the ideologues who would replace him. Or it might be because Hide knows where the skeletons are buried.

Either way Key’s going to find it harder and harder to distance himself from the mess.

When spin goes wrong

Written By: - Date published: 3:57 pm, July 1st, 2009 - 20 comments

Richard Long, the main man behind Don Brash’s racist Owera speech is just about the poorest propagandist you get: “Why only two to a cell? When that suggestion replaced the blackboard menu outside a cafe in Ngaio, Wellington, a few months ago, it was clear the Government had won the “lock them up and throw […]

The War on P

Written By: - Date published: 12:53 pm, July 22nd, 2008 - 8 comments

National Party strategist and Dominion Post columnist Richard Long declared war on “P” today. The “P’” word that is. Privatisation. Labour and the unions have attacked the proposed ACC changes by using the scare word “privatisation”, whereas the policy is actually aimed at providing choice in an area which is at present a monopoly.’ Actually […]

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