The Winston Peters Comeback

July 16, 2009 0

Only Winston Peters could say the hardest word in the political lexicon – “Sorry” – by implying that his mistakes were really due to his […]

The bogus benefits of PPPs

July 14, 2009 0

Occasionally, someone in business lets the cat out of the bag in a way that is impossible to satirise. Thus in the NZ Herald this […]

Paula Bennett’s welfare abuse

July 1, 2009 0

To date, the government’s response to the recession has been faulted on the demand side – for not giving sufficient stimulus to the economy, as […]

On the power company rip-offs

May 22, 2009 0

Spot the difference. A Rotorua couple get $10 million overpaid by Westpac into their bank account and hive off with it, with Interpol and the […]

The Melissa Lee Factor

May 14, 2009 0

Click to enlarge Melissa Lee’s emergence as the poster child of the Key government is so apt, it makes the process of politics seem karmically […]

The Greens’ deal with National

Gordon Campbell April 27, 2009 0

Click to enlarge The decision by Greens Co-Leader Russel Norman to stand in the Mt Albert by-election on June 13 is the latest example of […]

Events in Fiji

Gordon Campbell April 16, 2009 0

Chris Trotter is well able to look after himself, but the recent criticism on him by No Right Turn over the Fiji situation is worth […]

WINZ and food banks, and Fiji

Gordon Campbell April 14, 2009 0

[For Fiji click here] A few months ago, Scoop asked Paula Bennett at John Key’s post-Cabinet press conference whether she saw a pressing need – […]

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