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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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If NZ First go with National it’s a suicide note for their party

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  35 Comments

The problem for every potential government is that they have very limited spending options given they are all committed to not increasing taxes on anyone (including the very wealthy).  But if Winston wants to claim any policy “wins” that he can be allowed to identify himself and his party with it seems much more likely that Labour and the Greens could deliver them.

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When National supporters scream National has the majority – show them this

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

The Right wing in conjunction with the right wing corporate media are desperately spinning a line that National won the election. 

That is a total fabrication.

Here are the facts…

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WaateaNews Column: Election 2017 – Maori Party punished & Labour rewarded

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

We’ve lost Metiria, Marama, Te Ururoa and Hone as voices for the most vulnerable, Labour’s Maori Caucus must now become that.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – Māori have spoken and cried ‘Labour’

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

We have seen our culture robbed of its rightful vibrancy and we have seen our fellow worker, Pasifika neighbour, migrant friend and beneficiary whānau hurt by a Government more focused on punishing them than genuinely helping them.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  5 Comments

Privilege never looked so ugly

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 29th September 2017

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  4 Comments

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

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GUEST BLOG: Dave Brownz – It’s not the Yellow Peril or the Red Tide but China’s reborn imperialism that is invading NZ

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on GUEST BLOG: Dave Brownz – It’s not the Yellow Peril or the Red Tide but China’s reborn imperialism that is invading NZ

This reactionary NACT regime has sold out to China like the parasitic ‘compradors’ – gentry dressed down as jumped-up land agents – they are. Nothing to do with ‘one party states’, ‘Red tides’ or ‘yellow perils’, but a born again imperialist global power sucking out profits.

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Why the National-Green Government idea is a desperate joke

By   /  September 28, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  47 Comments

There is more chance of me becoming the next leader of the ACT Party than the Greens going with fucking National.

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The ‘National won’ propaganda circus and when will the Left stop sulking & fight back?

By   /  September 28, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  32 Comments

If enough leading lights of the left could find their way to getting off their arses and adding their voice maybe the faux shockwaves of manufactured outrage about to erupt when Labour-NZ First-Green gov gets announced won’t spook the country so much.

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