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How Winston could use MMP for NZ First and put New Zealand second

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

There was a lot of behind the scenes happiness that Labour and NZ First were making great head way in terms of policy agreements, but the fact that the actual model of how the Government would function hasn’t yet been discussed should have Jacinda blinking rather than winking.

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So the National Party spy didn’t admit he was a spy?

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

At some stage NZers are going to start to demand some more clarification on why there seems to be a Chinese Spy in the top ranks of the Government.

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What happens if a National led Government gets announced?

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

If National lead the next Government, they will be the embodiment of all the worst values of National with all the social conservatism of an unrestrained NZ First that will face a furious Youth Opposition who will by 2020 be a larger electoral demographic than Baby Boomers. 

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What happens if a Labour led Government gets announced?

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  123 Comments

The new Government will be immediately tested by powerful anti-democratic forces who will move to spook the stock market off the back of this supposed ‘shock’ win by Labour.   

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The wisdom of Nandor and where the Greens politically turn to next

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

The truth for the Greens is that their dreams of being a 15% Party are dependent on the strength or weakness at any given time of Labour. The Greens vote was actually far softer than anyone suspected and with Jacinda now in charge of Labour, it is unlikely to woo much of that back.

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What the Specials mean for the election result

By   /  October 8, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  58 Comments

What has to happen now is Labour strategists need to take NZ First policy and Green policy and weave them together with Labour values to create hybrid ideas that provide big vision. The question is whether or not Labour have the imagination and courage to provide that type of political leadership.

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Why we urgently need to investigate Chinese influence over National

By   /  October 6, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  107 Comments

National Party MPs are personally invested in Chinese Business Interests and shock horror the policy National puts out just happens to benefit those Chinese Business Interests, as for China using farms to help test missile guidance systems for the Chinese military, can anyone possibly find an example more spectacularly splendid than that?

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In defence of MMP and how to fix it

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

The delegitimisation of any possible Labour led change of Government requires not only an attack on Jacinda, Winston and the Greens for not willing to work with National, but it also needs the system of MMP to be defaced and denigrated as well.

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Why the Slater defamation case is so important for democracy in NZ

By   /  October 5, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

Do we want secretly funded fake news campaigns to be able to derail serious public health issues in favour of commercial interests? Is that the kind of public policy debate we want?

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The only thing worse than mass shootings

By   /  October 5, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  66 Comments

Only thing more grotesque than the damaged gun culture of Amerika & horror of mass shootings are conspiracy theorists who claim these attacks are manufactured. Apart from the insanity of those claims, it white washes the deep cultural changes needed.

It is a denial beneath contempt.

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Wait, what? Can we just go back to that story about Police spying on prison activists?

By   /  October 4, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

This story demands far more media attention than it has been given. Please share it widely on your social media networks.  

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List of things people believe who are calling for a National-Green Government

By   /  October 3, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  34 Comments

The frenzied delusion being coughed up by the corporate mainstream media and their puppets demanding that the Greens work with National would be funny if it weren’t so desperate.

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America’s latest mass shooting self mutilation

By   /  October 3, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  68 Comments

Once again, the toxic cocktail of a deeply paranoid culture mixed with a vicious gun industry that manages to tap every deep seated fear of the national identity has reared its ugly head and committed another American mass shooting.

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The who, how, why and ramifications of killing the Māori Party

By   /  October 1, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

National used the Māori Party as political camouflage and the policy crumbs the Māori Party received for providing National with that political camouflage wasn’t worth losing their mana over.  

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Only middle class activists would wait another 3 years to change the Government

By   /  September 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

Only middle class activists with cushy public jobs in Wellington that won’t be impacted by a change of Government would cry that Winston isn’t good enough to change the Government.

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Comparing the negotiating teams

By   /  September 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  28 Comments

The negotiating teams of each of the Political Parties vying to form the next Government say much about the relationship each of the Leaders are needing and how they expect a possible coalition alliance to play out.

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