The Covid income support payment is all lost for any sort...

This means anyone who becomes unemployed in the next 12 weeks will refuse any part time work offered to them because they will lose the new payment. This is obviously supid so we hope will be changed in the future to allow some income on top of what they get as a tax-free payment.

Waatea News Column: National’s passive racism highlighted in Muller reshuffle

To date, Todd Muller, the newly elected leader of the National Party who ousted Simon Bridges, has managed to not justify why he should have taken over or articulated any vision for what National would do if they won power in September.




Best of the Week

Simon Bridges loses National Leadership to Loaf of White Bread

Simon Bridges, plucky little battler from provincial aspiration street, has been replaced by alpha CEO aspiration in the form of Todd Somebody.

The omnishambles that is the Muller coup and how it will destroy National at the election 

This coup inside National was driven by self interest and the fear of unemployment - as such it has no real political depth or value other than self preservation.

National’s Army Is On The Move

Slap in a fresh clip, comrades. We have a fight on our hands.

The two graphs that spell doom for Muller & National

I've been arguing that there has been a seismic shift in the psychology of the electorate.

Poisonous Legacy: Why George Floyd Could Be Choked While The Whole World Watched.

LOOK HARD at this image. Think about what it depicts. Ask yourself how one human-being could behave so brutally when so many eye-witnesses – and very soon millions of people online around the world – were there to watch him do it. Then ask yourself why he didn’t care.

MEDIA WATCH: Todd Muller’s car crash of an interview on Q+A

Jack Tame is one of the best political interviewers on screen in NZ.

How has National become a white supremacist party in less than week?

It's not that National are card carrying members of the KKK, it's just that they are so privileged that they utterly fail to acknowledge ambition that isn't white.

Why does Carmel Sepuloni bother to get out of bed in the morning?

Well there you have it. Two Labour Party ministers confirming yet again, if any confirmation was necessary, that Labour remains as mired in neo-liberalism as it ever was in the 1980s.

Ngāti Paul Goldsmith??? A lighter shade of beige

When the best you have to defend the white loaf of bread and gallon of milk the National Party top dozen represents is 'But Paul Goldsmith is a Māori', you know you are in trouble.

In Focus

5 years and finally justice: NZ Police formally apologise & settle for breaching my civil rights

After 5 years, the NZ Police have apologised and settled my complaint against their breach of my privacy and civil rights during their deeply flawed case against Nicky Hager. The formal apology is as follows.

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