Written By: - Date published: 8:23 am, August 14th, 2019 - 62 comments
National has shown that it does not understand MMP by being overly concerned that some electorates may be slightly bigger or smaller than other electorates.
Written By: - Date published: 1:23 pm, March 1st, 2015 - 85 comments
Now that I can no longer call myself young, the old adage that younger people simply lack concentration does appear to me to be correct. I look to the numbers on The Standard to see if there is a correlation and if I can argue a causation based on age. Are the younger readers without concentration, or are they just busy…
Written By: - Date published: 10:06 am, August 15th, 2013 - 19 comments
Percent of New Zealanders with not enough money to make ends meet: 15
Percent unemployed: 6.4
Written By: - Date published: 10:57 am, August 13th, 2013 - 79 comments
Number of times in 2012 that John Key appeared on Radio Sport: 44
Number of times in 2012 that John Key appeared on National Radio: 4
Written By: - Date published: 9:48 am, February 8th, 2013 - 5 comments
So the Nats have lost 30,000 jobs in the last year. But it’s not their fault right? If we can’t blame the global economy, it must be the stats! And to be fair since this government came in the Household Labour Survey has jumped about a bit – between bad and horrendous.
Written By: - Date published: 12:05 pm, July 22nd, 2011 - 89 comments
Under the last Labour-led government the GDP per capita rose 15.6%. Under John Key’s National, it has fallen 1.9%. ‘Ah but Labour was just lucky and Key has just been unlucky’, say the righties. The data, however, shows conclusively which party has the best record on growth.
Written By: - Date published: 1:00 pm, October 8th, 2010 - 12 comments
This government doesn’t seem to have the human touch. It fails to see the personal, just the numbers. So it’s sending 3 New Zealand children to live as ‘untouchables’ in an Indian slum, without the limited access to schools or hospitals that even the locals have – as they won’t (and can’t) be Indian citizens.