It was always going to be hard to have a rational debate on cannabis reform. Far easier for politicians to win votes by stoking alarm.
Voters on the centre-right of politics need to pray that Simon Bridges is not the only winner from the National leadership contest.
There’s a ritual to leadership changes after an election loss, and the National Party is dutifully following the script.
So, Police Minister Paula Bennett thinks some New Zealanders deserve “fewer human rights than others”
Because English is nothing is not Shakespearean
Early days yet, but the National Party seems to be having trouble in finding a credible line of attack on Jacinda Ardern.
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.
Can a ministerial spin merchant ‘accidentally’ pass on to a journalist the fact that a prominent critic of their Minister is under Police investigation?
The politics behind the government’s welfare reform process
Odes for the malodorous