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10 Facts about how bad Budget 2017 really is

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

This Budget is a hollow turd rolled in glitter.

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Budget 2017 – the sweep it under the carpet budget

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

This is a sweep it under the carpet budget, just like everything this Government does. It only looks good because Labour and the Greens have such incredibly small visions.

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Dear Anti-Vaxx fanatics – you are either smoking too much cannabis or not enough

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

I believe vaccinations are good
I don’t believe internal explosions brought down the Twin Towers
I don’t believe fluoridation in water is bad
I don’t believe in chem trails

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TWITTER WATCH: Bill English literally says ‘let them eat pie’ for Budget

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

…laughing it up about what Pie you will eat with your Finance Minister when there are a quarter of a million hungry children living in poverty and 1600 dying each year from the cold is pretty out of touch even for the National Party.

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National Party Exceptionalism

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

It is fascinating that when it comes to National Party neoliberal social experiments, this Government’s ability to turn a blind eye and ignore the truth is as unsubtle as a Klu Klux Klan rally.

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Could Corbyn dream the impossible dream?

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

Despite being repeatedly mauled, attacked and belittled by his own Party and The Guardian, there have been some tantalising hints that the election isn’t going all the way for Teresa May, could Corbyn pull off the impossible and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat?

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Auditor-General Martin Matthews has now become a political lightening rod – Bill English has to sack him

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

If English doesn’t do something he looks weak, if he does do something now he at least cauterises the wound before Winston can barnstorm across the provinces with it.

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Alfred Ngaro never considered resigning for threatening social agencies who criticise National’s failed policies

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

The shallowness of National’s lies when they get caught being what we always suspect them of being are as craven as they are ugly.

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Well come on Judith – are you a crusher or a coward? Will you front for a cannabis debate or not?

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

…so come on then Judith, are you the great big bad Crusher or are you a Coward? Front the debate and argue your case as to why Cannabis should remain illegal.

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Paula Bennett’s call to tip is National’s new plan to subcontract out lifting wages without raising minimum wage

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  30 Comments

…so let’s get this fucking straight. Bennett wants to champion a system that is racist, sexist, ageist and xenophobic?

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So what Judith Collins is really saying is that she would have supported Apartheid

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

It doesn’t matter how unjust the law is, it doesn’t matter that it is needlessly locking up thousands and thousands of NZers in prison, it doesn’t matter if it gives the Police unreasonable search powers, it doesn’t matter that the law is a disgusting hypocrisy, all that matters is that it’s the law no matter how awful that law is.

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BREAKING: Sky News reporting 19 dead at Manchester Explosion

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Most Recent Blogs  /  31 Comments

UPDATE: 19 dead, 50 injured

UPDATE: Officials say it is a ‘terrorist’ investigation

UPDATE: Many hurt are young

UPDATE: CNN reporting investigators are looking at possibility of suicide bomber in Manchester explosion

UPDATE: 22 dead, 59 injured

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The 7 surreal moments from Trumps Saudi Arabia visit

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

It is almost impossible to keep up with the madness of Trump over the last 2 weeks, but his trip to Saudi Arabia has to be the most fucking surreal thing I’ve ever witnessed in my life.

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If the NZ Herald could stop their SAS sniper death story for a moment and follow up on the Guardian’s real journalism?

By   /  May 22, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

…don’t you love how we need overseas journalists to tell NZ what our military do because local NZ media too subservient to do it?

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Whistle blowing scandal at Ministry of Transport grows

By   /  May 22, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

That Simon Bridges is just shrugging this of means he’s covering for the Ministry of Transport.

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What if the Greens launched a policy and no one noticed?

By   /  May 22, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

If getting a CTU press release on what is now the ugliest Wellington website on the face of the planet is your measure of success, then the Greens did wonderfully well, if you are trying to avoid being relegated to the fourth largest Party after NZ First, not so much.

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