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?”
So the political career of Metiria Turei is, in effect, now over. It goes to show the double standard in politics is alive and well.
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.
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.
The most troubling thing about the current emphasis of government policy is that “success” seems to be judged entirely on whether people are being moved off benefits…
Cutting jobs on the scale being flagged at IRD doesn’t make much sense, given that tax law and IRD investigations are set to become increasingly complex…
Too bad that poverty can bring out the worst in people. Especially at times, among politicians…
Since Shane Jones has never really existed, the media felt it necessary to invent him.
New Zealand scores well on many international rankings of openness… those surveys have also pinpointed major weaknesses.
For many on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and shorthand for the politics of bigotry.
Leaving has been his finest gift to caucus, and to the nation. Would that it had been done sooner, but welcome that it be done at all.
To quote the distinguished Nobel laureate, “Something is happening here, and you don’t know what it is, do you Mr Jones?”
Suddenly, Judith Collins is everyone’s new best friend.
What political secrets might we conceivably find lurking within Tinder dating app profiles?
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Am I getting old or are holidays just not as fun any more?
Lyndon Hood wonders why these people haven’t run out of credit