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.
In 2017, bogeymen of all shapes and sizes seem to have fallen on hard times.
Occasionally, political parties paint themselves in their true colours, almost by accident.
How the backroom strategists might be concocting National’s battle plan…
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.
PPPs are Steven Joyce’s new imaginary friend…
A National Party Spin Doctor Writes
Three more years of business as usual is the real risk.
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.
This myth of conservative competence is as widespread as it is unearned
Hard to treat the Greens’ belated decision to stand a candidate in Ohariu as being anything other than a desperation move
When someone like Alfred Ngaro is being paid circa$350,000 a year (in salary and perks) you’d think he wouldn’t have to learn on the job about the basic moral rules of his role.
The saga of Keith Holyoake and Kinloch
MMP has flaws, but the alternatives to the current voting system are much worse