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Election 2017 Winners, losers & biggest issues

By   /  September 24, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  44 Comments

In 2014, NZers shrugged over dirty politics & mass surveillance lies & voted in National to protect their speculative property bubble wealth, so as a progressive, to be where we are with Labour + Greens + NZ First being the majority, that’s a major victory.

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How to negotiate a Labour-Green-NZ First Government

By   /  September 23, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  42 Comments

Negotiating a Government requires extreme skill and the way you start will be the way you run.

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Observations on the 2017 Election campaign thus far… (whitu)

By   /  September 22, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

The final day of campaign is upon us. Tomorrow is the “official” Election Day and nine years of National government is about to either end – or win a rare fourth term.

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Opinion, education and social development

By   /  September 22, 2017  /  Genevieve McClean, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

In this country, we have always been so proud of our social policy. The danger is to segregate social policy from fiscal policy from education and military… this mechanical approach to governance has been a hijacking, but it will always be a dysfunctional governance if it does not consider the synergies of melded societal aspects.

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How did Paula Bennett get your phone number?

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

Seeing as Paula Bennett has a history of abusing her position to get personal information of beneficiaries and making them public, how did she get people’s phone numbers to text them?

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MSD Staff use fake names to hide from scrutiny for their cruel policy

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

The very first thing the Labour Party needs to do is push for mass sackings within the Public Service so that these sadists can be flushed out of the system. Yes the policy is abusive but this is a toxic culture problem as well.

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Oh so there was Kauri being dug at location of oil pipeline leak

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

After original claims that Kauri poachers were involved in damaging Auckland’s oil line as ‘fake news’ MPI have admitted that there were Kauri poachers in the area…

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Finally someone is actually investigating National and their Chinese connections

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

The National Government are as dependent on their Chinese friends as the entire economy now has become.

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Government hides DHB Debt in outrageous move

By   /  September 22, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

National have done everything to hide how underfunded our health system has become, and look at this tactic…

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Malnutrition rates double in NZ – what does that say about us as a people?

By   /  September 22, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Our neoliberal cultural mythology states that if you succeed you do so as an individual so all your success is your own, likewise if you fail that’s all your fault as well.

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Why I am voting National for the first time in my life

By   /  September 22, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  26 Comments

Somehow, my modest wee Mt Eden rental has ended up in the electorate of Epsom, and as much as I detest National, I can not articulate my animosity towards fucking ACT.

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Malcolm Evans – lipstick on the real pig

By   /  September 22, 2017  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

Malcolm Evans – lipstick on the real pig

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The one image that sums up Election 2017

By   /  September 22, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

The only hope left for us as a society are the youth voters who are slowly waking to the horror of the neoliberal debt cage that user pays culture are locking them into. This election isn’t about just who wins on Saturday, it’s about the soul of us as a country and it will answer the question – did the 30 year neoliberal experiment brainwash enough of us to deny us any hope?

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BREAKING: LAST TV3 POLL – Nat 45.8% Lab 37.3% Green 7.1% NZF 7.1%

By   /  September 21, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

This is going to be so close it may well be decided by smaller parties like Maori Party and MANA.

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You’re Wrong Keith: We Have To Do This NOW.

By   /  September 21, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  18 Comments

KEITH RANKIN IS WRONG about Jacinda needing to lose this election. If that’s what happens on Saturday: if National somehow hauls itself back onto the Treasury Benches; then it is the purest folly to suppose that the election of 2020 will be a Labour walkover. If the Centre-Left cannot win in 2017, then the question that begs to be answered is: “Can it win at all?”

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Latest UMR Poll: National 43 Labour 38 NZF 8 Green 7 TOP 2.7

By   /  September 21, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

The last internal Labour Party UMR Poll has been leaked and it shows once again that Labour + Green + NZF can form a Government.

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