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Grenfell Tower a burning symbol of failed free market capitalism and mutilated welfare

By   /  June 17, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  29 Comments

Their deaths are a tragedy but it is a tragedy that was written by ideologues and bureaucrats more interested in finding ways to shrug off their obligations than protect the poor.

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Do we need a new Maori uprising?

By   /  June 17, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

The horror of those statistics of failure on the front cover of MANA magazine won’t change if we wait for white NZ to acknowledge them.

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BREAKING: Latest UMR Poll National 42% – Labour/Green 45%

By   /  June 16, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  55 Comments

The latest UMR internal fortnightly Poll from Labour taken between 7th June – 15th June paints a completely different picture.

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Responding to Keith Locke, Idiot Savant, Danyl McLauchlan and Left wing activists criticising Labour: What happens if we change the Government in September?

By   /  June 15, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  52 Comments

Labour are far from perfect, but they need to get to 34% to be in position to change this Government. We can highlight the failings of Labour and urge them to do better, that is a valid response,  but there’s a time when all good people need to come to the party, and that time is rapidly approaching.  

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Meat company Silver Fern Farms has been caught out ripping off migrant labour.

By   /  June 14, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

If Silver Fern Farms can’t treat migrant labour with respect, consumers with a conscience should avoid their tainted products when doing the weekly shop. And Immigration NZ, who have strict rules about companies who rip off migrant workers, should simply refuse to allow them to bring labour in from overseas in the future.

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The list of political parties in NZ you can vote for if you want a real change of Government in September

By   /  June 13, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

If you want National out of power so that there is a real change of Government in this country, these are the only political parties you should cast your Party vote for in September:

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Which political party in NZ is best placed to benefit from the Corbyn Youthquake?

By   /  June 12, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  30 Comments

One of the big reasons why Corbyn won, was because he motivated young voters to engage and become not only involved in the political debate but managed to actually get them to participate on the day to vote as well. 

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Labour cauterises the foreign student rort

By   /  June 12, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

…Labour have been burnt in the past when trying to tackle immigration. They have been insensitive and clumsy at times when trying to roll out their ideas, but this is cleverly targeted policy that has none of the tone deaf bluntness.

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Q+A Review

By   /  June 11, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Panel is Matt McCarten who announces he’s starting a new Campaign For Change movement, Jennifer Curtin and Fran O’Sullivan. Lockwood Smith is on bewildered by the UK election result. He misses the power of Corbyn. Of course. Interesting interview with Gareth Morgan. He is written off by the panelists but I think that misses just how […]

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Latest TV One Poll, why National should be worried and Labour’s 4 secret weapons for the election

By   /  June 11, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

This time in the election cycle out from 2014 the Nets were polling 50% in the same One Network News Poll, some Polls in that month had National at 54%. This was the month the NZ Herald claimed Cunliffe had lied about the dirty politics fake news story they were running about Donghua Liu.

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Corbyn, the NZ Political Left and how we can make it happen this election

By   /  June 10, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  54 Comments

Watching our NZ Political Left scrambling to associate themselves with Corbyn on social media is a sad joke. Corbyn’s real left policy won the day and robbed Theresa May of a victory in a political comeback not seen since Christ’s resurrection. In NZ, our Left policy is a warmed up cold grey gruel compared to the 7 course Dégustation offered voters in the United Kingdom.

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UK Election – winners and losers

By   /  June 10, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  29 Comments

Somewhere Matthew Hooton, Ben Thomas and David Farrar are in a group hug sobbing.

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BREAKING: UN ask NZ to investigate Hit & Run War Crime Allegations

By   /  June 9, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  30 Comments

Bill English can’t hide any longer.

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For ACT, euthanasia is a free market solution to health – why I will always oppose euthanasia in NZ

By   /  June 9, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  45 Comments

In a country with a mental health system as horrifically underfunded as ours, euthanasia would simply become a tread mill by faceless Wellington bureaucrats for cost cutting purposes on the most vulnerable.

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Green Party Bill on medical cannabis as pointless as Dunne’s meaningless reform

By   /  June 9, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Julie Anne Genter had her medical cannabis reform members bill pulled out at the same time as David Seymour’s Euthanasia Bill. It would see an amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Act that would allow cannabis supply for medical users.

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Comey testifies – no smoking gun, Trump safe for now

By   /  June 9, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

Trump’s mix of corrupt capitalism, brittle ego and aggressive neurotic defensiveness makes trying to derive motive from his behaviour extremely difficult, and I think while Comey’s testimony is completely true and factual, the crazy shit that floats through the President’s mind which he can use to defend his comments makes impeaching him successfully an extremely unlikely event.

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