Voters on the centre-right of politics need to pray that Simon Bridges is not the only winner from the National leadership contest.
Essentially, English ran a great FPP campaign last year, and if the political system hadn’t changed 25 years ago you’d count that performance as a success…
There’s a ritual to leadership changes after an election loss, and the National Party is dutifully following the script.
New Zealand may be a country divided between the centre right and centre left, rural and urban, old and young – but it isn’t the United States.
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.
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.
So, Police Minister Paula Bennett thinks some New Zealanders deserve “fewer human rights than others”
Because English is nothing is not Shakespearean
The story of Bill English, before he became a nice guy
Traditionally Peters and his party are good finishers in election campaigns and yet this year they’re already enjoying a strong 11% showing.
Anyone feeling that the watchdog roles of the media and Parliament have seen justice done to the scoundrel behind the taping scandal… well, maybe they should think again.
English has not got the foggiest idea what benefits this deal stands to bring right now, in a month’s time, or by year’s end – much less longer term out until 2030.
Nothing to see with this SAS raid bizzo, move on. Or so PM Bill English would have us believe.
A 30-ish black r&b musician from a middle class family in St Louis managed to recreate the world of white teenagers, at a time when the very notion of a “teenager” had just been invented.
A policy rollout about appearances rather than urgency, driven more by National’s political need to guard its flank than the country’s best interests. Is there a pattern here?
Some free verse poetry a cockroach typed into my computer over the weekend.
New Zealanders support greater availability of abortion than the current law allows.
We got a less manicured and truer picture of Bill English at yesterday’s press conference
Last weekend’s Cabinet shuffle of the same old names around a few different chairs didn’t tell us much.
Key’s endorsement of English has turned this “contest” into a race for second place.
Consoling the Finance Minister over an English Bitter
The working poor have been a direct byproduct of the economic policies in vogue for the past 30 years or more, all over the Western world.
Kanye do something with this album cover meme? Ye kan!
New Zealand’s new export industry : predicting child abuse
Where abouts is the nowhere man?
And why New Zealand is no good at either…