Written By: - Date published: 8:16 am, December 2nd, 2014 - 34 comments
The Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill is set to return to Parliament today with some changes likely to be recommended by the select committee. And John Key is sounding conciliatory by promising to wind some powers back while at the same time promising an increase in powers next year even though a review of the Intelligence agencies has not been completed.
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, November 11th, 2014 - 38 comments
Written By: - Date published: 8:17 am, November 6th, 2014 - 82 comments
Governments have always used external threats (real or not) to expand their powers. Supposedly “small government” types seem the most keen to grab more powers, for some strange reason.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, October 16th, 2014 - 70 comments
Broken promise. Lies. War. The Herald willing to believe anything to defend Brand Key. Just another day in NZ politics.
Written By: - Date published: 6:54 am, October 13th, 2014 - 51 comments
Key is considering bringing in thoughtcrime. Guilt by association. Detaining people because they may commit a crime.
Written By: - Date published: 2:14 pm, October 8th, 2014 - 10 comments
John Key has been busy lying about the need for yet more ‘anti-terrorism’ laws. How many do the police and security forces need? As NRT points out, are they just too lazy to use the ones they already have? Or is this just because John Key wants to get his own plastic sword? Surely we pay him enough to buy his own?
Written By: - Date published: 12:55 pm, July 23rd, 2011 - 263 comments
The bombing and shootings in Norway overshadowed Key’s meeting with Obama. But he was quick to exploit Norway’s tragedy for political gain saying: “I think what it shows is no country large or small is immune from risk [of ‘global’ terrorism] and that’s why New Zealand plays its part in Afghanistan.” Truth is, the attacker was a rightwing Norwegian.
[Update: more than 80 dead at the camp]