As NZ has woken from its nine-year slumber to confront National’s dire legacy of social and economic neglect, the changes are going to be extensive.
The Trump/Kaiser parallels are quite unnerving…
From here on, his power will diminish…
On trade and foreign ownership, Peters is talking sense…
We’re now entering the Agatha Christie phase of coalition negotiations, given all the main characters have been summoned to the drawing room today by M. Hercule Peters.
The death of Tom Petty rekindles the love for one of music’s most under-rated stars.
Sometimes friends have to tell friends they’re acting crazy…
How relevant will Peters treat his own partry policy to his final decision?
PPPs are Steven Joyce’s new imaginary friend…
A government led by Bill English and Winston Peters would be a more conservative one – particularly on social issues – than any during the Key years.
Is the TOP leader a reliable prophet?
Three more years of business as usual is the real risk.
According to Todd McClay the European Union says it wants to conclude a FTA with NZ by the end of 2019. That timetable sounds unbelievably optimistic.
This week, National leader Bill English is claiming that farmers could face a $50,000 cost increase from Labour’s water tax plans. Another phantom fear.
So far, Labour’s tax plans have been treated like an incoming hurricane in the Caribbean – how big will it be, what path it take through the economy, how much damage will it do?
This myth of conservative competence is as widespread as it is unearned
A recent MIT report suggests that the American public is far more tolerant of the mass killing of civilians than the media tend to assume.
So, Police Minister Paula Bennett thinks some New Zealanders deserve “fewer human rights than others”
Politicisation of state-gathered and state-managed information should be a concern to everyone.
Hard to treat the Greens’ belated decision to stand a candidate in Ohariu as being anything other than a desperation move
DHBs are under intense pressure to reduce deficits within a climate of chronic underfunding.
In the end, Mr Pragmatic calmly read the signs of impending defeat and went out on his own terms.
One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “ Now, what?”
Evidently, the National government is similarly desperate for anything that might discredit or derail the Ardern juggernaut, even if that means throwing Peter Dunne under a bus.
Ever since George Washington confessed to chopping down the cherry tree, his example has been taken to heart by every politician following in his wake.
Early days yet, but the National Party seems to be having trouble in finding a credible line of attack on Jacinda Ardern.
Exploring the moral and legal aspects of assisted dying