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And almost on cue, NZ First does exactly what TDB suggested it would do

By   /  April 27, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

With this rhetoric, Winston is after National Party voters in the provinces, the challenge is how to decry Winston’s tactics without ruling out working with him after the heat and bluster of the campaign.

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Why blaming Immigrants won’t solve our problems: The one press release that highlights how tough this election could be for Labour & Greens

By   /  April 26, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

The truth is that the biggest challenge to our housing crisis is foreign speculators and domestic slum lords, allowing immigrants to become the focus ignores those doing the most damage and avoids the free market dynamics that are exacerbating issues in New Zealand.

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If this 12yr old NZ First war apologist is the result of kids at ANZAC Day, should we ban kids from ANZAC Day?

By   /  April 26, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  54 Comments

Can’t you hear your dead in their graves scream in fury that their deaths have taught us nothing?

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If Gerry Brownlee and Nikki Kaye are the answer what the hell was the question?

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  37 Comments

All in all a pretty squalid and vapid revamp before the election to get Nick Smith off the telly and try to woo female voters back with Kaye.

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EXCLUSIVE: Netsafe respond to attempt to censor The Daily Blog with veiled threats

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  64 Comments

…if the complainant attempts to take me to the District Court I will ensure everyone knows what the material is and ask for you all to spread it as far and as wide as you can.

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So what are we as activists going to do about the NZ Labour Party?

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

If you think change will come to NZ just by voting in September, you are grossly underprepared for the truth because the reality is that our fight only begins when they get in.

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How very Catholic of Jim Bolger – how do we save Unions in NZ?

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Just like any good Catholic, Jim Bolger has managed to recant his free market neoliberalism on his political death bed and tell the nation that his Government’s hard right extermination of the union movement in NZ was ultimately deeply damaging to the country.

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BREAKING: Le Pen & Macron to go to the second round – end of the 5th Republic

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

Macron won 23.9% vs Le Pen’s 21.4%, and astoundingly neither of the major political French Parties, the Socialists and the Republicans ,will look like they will win enough to enter the second round.

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We can’t build state houses or affordable housing but we can build a $53m pavilion in Dubai???

By   /  April 23, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  35 Comments

While this Government won’t do a thing to fix our housing crisis, (other than paying for beneficiaries to live in short term motels), we are blowing $53m to build a pavilion in Dubai to try and help the dairy industry whose product is currently polluting our rivers to a country that has a human rights abuse record that makes Bashar al-Assad look reasonable…

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Julie Anne Genter shines at Cannabis protest

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

Julie Anne Genter shined at the Cannabis protest in Auckland over the weekend.

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Why Queenstown right now highlights the lie that is New Zealand’s ‘independent foreign policy’

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

We can not be an independent country, let alone have an independent foreign policy while we are a member of the 5 Eyes. The Deep State now has access to every and all secrets, our GCSB and SIS answer to Washington, they don’t answer to Wellington.

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You know shit is bad when Scientists are protesting on the streets

By   /  April 23, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Scientists have been missing in action when it comes to public debate on the big issues confronting us, partly because they are so busy with expanding the total pool of human knowledge and partly because Scientists haven’t seen the need to champion science because it’s self explanatory as to why we need to listen to science.

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The real reason 5 Eyes are meeting in Queenstown

By   /  April 21, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  35 Comments

The truth is that the 5 Eyes spooks meet in NZ quite regularly and the surprise by the corporate media is more due to the lack of institutional knowledge now inside these news organisations.

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MSD responds to threats in Tauranga WINZ

By   /  April 21, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

The MSD have responded to TDBs question posed yesterday…

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What NZers don’t seem to understand about the last 9 years of National

By   /  April 20, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  40 Comments

What NZers don’t seem to understand about the last 9 years of National is how ideologically driven it has been. National pretend to be moderate and balanced when the truth is they are hard core believers in underfunding the State so that it can’t afford its social obligations.

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Is Tauranga the new slavery pit for NZ and what the hell is WINZ Tauranga doing?

By   /  April 20, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

The Ministry of Social Development say they will get back to me with an answer. We will be following this allegation closely and will report once the Ministry have responded.

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