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TDB Summer Election Special: Green Party strategic failure in Mt Albert

By   /  January 13, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

The Greens had better pray to Gaia that Gareth Morgan isn’t actually all that serious with his Political Party and won’t exploit the strategic blunder they’ve just made.

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TDB Summer Election Special: Why English is far more dangerous than Key ever was

By   /  January 12, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

English is ramming through hard right doctrine to appease his angry right wing God. He is killing off secular Government obligations which he sees are sinful by pretending to resource only the truly needy. It’s a clever way to fool people, but it’s simply making the neoliberal welfare state even more punishing and more draconian.

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TDB Summer Election Special: What Labour Party MPs need to read today at their New Years Caucus

By   /  January 11, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  26 Comments

Labour must do more than not offend people if they want to be the Government. They have to offer hope and vision, and while affordable housing, education/health blah blahs and some tough on crime crap is all fine and dandy, it does nothing to inspire those living with the grim realities of debt and everyday life.

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TDB Summer Election Special: Is TOP real or a Gareth Morgan vanity project?

By   /  January 9, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  26 Comments

His surprising position on Palestine, his hard line on the environment and his strong support of a Universal Basic Income has the potential to disrupt politics and rupture ideological boundaries.

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TDB Summer Election Special: Can The Internet Party get 5%? Really?

By   /  January 2, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

There’s a lot of talk, mainly from Kim Dotcom, that he’s going to restart the Internet Party. As someone who was in the engine room of the last attempt, I think the idea that the Internet Party could get 5% in 2017 seems ludicrous in the extreme.

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