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Why the Labour Party Student Intern ‘scandal’ is a smear

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  31 Comments

When the Labour Party Student Intern story erupted this week, just as Bill English was in serious trouble, I thought “Well that’s convenient isn’t it”.

I was out to the Marae 2 weeks ago having a look around at what they were doing. I had a meal with them, talked with some of the volunteers. They were fantastic young people who were loving the adventure of it all.

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EnglishGate Update: National Party Goon threatens, intimidates and bullies staff member

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

…so a National Party Goon, Glenda Hughes, a board member of National’s ruling council no less, contacts the staff member Barclay has been spying on and effectively bullies and intimidates the staff member into dropping the case.

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BREAKING: Todd Barclay steps down from Parliament at next election

By   /  June 21, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

…now he’s gone, what about Bill English? Surely as Prime Minister, Bill’s deception was actually worse than Barclay’s.

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GCSB review into spying for Tim Groser is a 100% whitewash and far more important than Todd Barclay

By   /  June 21, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

To have the most powerful spy agency in the country pimping their spying services directly to Minister’s under the guise of ‘economic benefit’ and then have no paper trail explaining what the hell happened is utterly unacceptable, yet this story has been eclipsed by a backbencher taping a staff member!

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Todd Barclay Watch: Suddenly Bill English looks vulnerable

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

This is becoming more damaging than all the far more serious abuses of power because English is mishandling the issue with indecision. When Key got into trouble, he would go stone cold and flatly deny everything. Bill English on the other hand has looked like a possum in the headlights and that along with the hyperventilation tone from the media is what your average voter is picking up on.

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Todd Barclay’s secret taping pales into insignificance when compared to National Party abuses of power

By   /  June 20, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  31 Comments

National are a dirty politics political party who will lie, manipulate and twist every possible rule to get the power they want. 

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Green Party Refugee Policy – moral, visionary and 100% unrealistic

By   /  June 20, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

Green Party have released their new Refugee Policy which is aspirational and righteous but utterly unrealistic.

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How many times has the National Government lied to us about Pike River Mine?

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

This Government have lied, lied and lied again about what happened at Pike River, it is time this madness ended.

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Could TOP win Central Auckland and could Green + Labour voters in Epsom kill David Seymour?

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

The Opportunities Party have selected the amazing Mika X as their candidate for Central Auckland. Mika is one of Auckland’s creative Princes and will add flair to an electorate that demands big personalities.

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Why we as New Zealanders must be forced to see our beggars on our streets

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Those beggars you see on the street in larger and larger numbers? They are the failures of the system you are profiting from. You must be forced to see them. 

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So it seems our ‘Rock Star Economy’ was completely dependent on an imported audience

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

…The National Party have nurtured and grown the speculative property bubble with open floodgate immigration and fake foreign student education because it creates a false illusion of middle class wealth that keeps them voting National. 

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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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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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