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Simon Bridges caught fibbing again

Written By: - Date published: 6:57 am, October 3rd, 2013 - 15 comments

Simon Bridges has been keeping a low profile lately but he’s in the news again today, and onceagain he’s been caught being somewhat less than honest.

It turns out he’s been caught trying to bury a report showing a huge quarterly jump in electricity prices.

How National plans to smash collective agreements

Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, July 26th, 2013 - 42 comments

Over the coming weeks I’m going to go through each of National’s changes to employment law to show how they will make our workplaces less fair and reduce Kiwis’ pay.

The first is the change allowing the boss to refuse to negotiate a collective agreement.

Bridges can’t even lie straight in bed

Written By: - Date published: 8:51 pm, July 17th, 2013 - 60 comments

They say you can tell a pathological liar by the fact they’re no longer just lying about the big stuff, but start telling petty, irrelevant lies that hardly even seem worth it.

Simon Bridges – pants on fire

Written By: - Date published: 6:06 pm, July 16th, 2013 - 118 comments

It looks like it’s not just workers’ rights and health and safety that Simon Bridges has truth issues with…

Simon Bridges’ ongoing struggle with the truth

Written By: - Date published: 9:27 pm, July 1st, 2013 - 26 comments

Simon Bridges has been caught in a lie again.

This time it’s about the vital matter of forestry health and safety.

Putting this guy in charge of the employment portfolio shows just how little National think of Kiwi workers.

Bridges caught out by own bullshit

Written By: - Date published: 9:23 pm, June 18th, 2013 - 30 comments

Simon Bridges’ loose relationship with the truth has got him in trouble just a few weeks into his first big test as Minister of Labour. It started last week when he got caught off guard by an innocuous question from Darien Fenton…

NZ dis-empower

Written By: - Date published: 8:39 am, April 27th, 2013 - 41 comments

A year ago the nats announced massive changes to employment law. And then they went quiet.

Now with a new Minister of Labour they’ve decided it’s time to move.

ImperatorFish: Arrest of The Environment ends campaign of terror against businesses

Written By: - Date published: 11:57 am, April 4th, 2013 - 8 comments

ImperatorFish: John Key’s Reshuffle Analysed

Written By: - Date published: 1:41 pm, January 23rd, 2013 - 7 comments

The biggest winner is Dr Nick Smith. He returns to Cabinet after his fall from grace last year, and is appointed as Minister for Creating a Perception of Crisis in Order to Justify Savage Cutbacks in Entitlements.
The biggest losers are Kate Wilkinson and Phil Heatley, who have been dropped from Cabinet altogether. Both have failed to perform, and their inability to communicate with the smoothness of someone like Hekia Parata will have counted against them.

Drive-by posting

Written By: - Date published: 7:29 am, January 23rd, 2013 - 248 comments

A few passing comments on Bridges, Shearer, and Williams.

That sinking feeling

Written By: - Date published: 10:07 am, October 21st, 2011 - 16 comments

More protests in Tauranga. Simon Bridges blames “out of towners”.

Meanwhile, at nationalmps.co.nz…

Written By: - Date published: 11:16 am, March 9th, 2010 - 18 comments

Remember how a couple of months back National set up NationalMPs? It was meant to be their answer to Red Alert, Labour’s frequently raucous, unstagemanaged blog where Labour’s MPs write what they want. But the Nats’ attempt is deadly dull. Either the leadership is gagging them or the Nat MPs are dreadful bores.

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