For some people, words like ‘tax’ and ‘regulation’ and ‘government intervention’ are fighting talk.
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.
Wondering why you don’t have a new government yet? Let me fill you the f**k in.
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.
How relevant will Peters treat his own partry policy to his final decision?
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.
Bringing Order to the Election Result
Is the TOP leader a reliable prophet?
A National Party Spin Doctor Writes
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?
Do Politicians Dream of Electric Sheep?
Can National succeed in lying its way into a fourth term of office? Given its entirely fictitious claims of a $11.7 billion hole in Labour’s alternative budget, it won’t be for lack of trying.
The story of Bill English, before he became a nice guy
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.
One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “ Now, what?”
Early days yet, but the National Party seems to be having trouble in finding a credible line of attack on Jacinda Ardern.
To realistically hope to form a government, Labour needs to be punching around 30% at least, yet that figure looks like a truly distant hope.
National has just endorsed Act leader David Seymour in Epsom, it being that time on the electoral calendar for the ceremonial anointing to take place once again.
Last weekend’s Cabinet shuffle of the same old names around a few different chairs didn’t tell us much.