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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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Political Caption Competition

By   /  September 30, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  11 Comments

Nothing sums up the National Party better than this single image

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The Last Thing Progressive New Zealand Needs Is A Coalition Of Contradictions

By   /  September 30, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  47 Comments

IT IS POSSIBLE to want something too much. The New Zealand progressive community’s hunger for power – so shamelessly on display since Election Night – has led it to treat Labour, the Greens and NZ First as unambiguously progressive entities capable of working together without fault or friction.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 30th September 2017

By   /  September 30, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  36 Comments

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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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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Remember that time Labour identity politics activists tried to expel Willie Jackson and Greg O’Connor

By   /  September 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

Remember the young labour party identity politics activists who signed a letter to expel Willie Jackson and Greg O’Connor from Waitangi Day at the beginning of this year?

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As MMP reality sets in, Labour-NZ First-Green Government looks more likely

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

…the reality is that we are starting to see more and more of the mainstream punditry acknowledge that their attempt at a National Party Coronation has failed and that there is a 50-50 chance we will see a Labour led Government.

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