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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 31st May 2019

By   /  May 31, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

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

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Dear Teachers of NZ – you are our last chance!

By   /  May 31, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

At some stage, the Government have to bow to your demands, and seeing as the ‘transformational budget’ was about as transformative as a lump of coal, you are the last chance progressive NZ has to  show people power is the only truly transformative force in politics.

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Wellbeing budget fails to deliver for beneficiaries and public housing – AAAP

By   /  May 30, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Wellbeing budget fails to deliver for beneficiaries and public housing – AAAP

  The wellbeing budget has failed to introduce additional meaningful and immediate measures to improve the wellbeing of beneficiaries’ lives. “The Government’s wellbeing budget showed a lack of new initiatives to address rising poverty and inequality, with the key welfare announcement being a legislative change which would index benefit levels to the average wage”, says […]

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With this budget, the Government have shown us they define ‘transformational’ about as well as Treasury defines ‘hack’.

By   /  May 30, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  43 Comments

The biggest losers here are the hundreds of thousands of New Zealnder’s desperately needing hope in mental health, poverty, low income wages and housing who were cruelly let down by the hacking/leaking drama played out by politicians who care less for the issues and more for the cheap headlines.  

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Malcolm Evans – The Well Being

By   /  May 30, 2019  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on Malcolm Evans – The Well Being

Malcolm Evans – The Well Being

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Ummmmm – so the Treasury Nazgul are a bit, well, underwhelming these days hu?

By   /  May 30, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

The Nazgul of the Treasury were the feared Government High Priests who would rain down on high scathing criticism of anyone who challenged free market doctrine. Treasury were like like the Nights Watch, except they actively encouraged the Night King to effortlessly pass through the border.

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Simon Opens Fire – And I Apologise For Going Off Half-Cocked

By   /  May 30, 2019  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  32 Comments

SIMON BRIDGES this morning delivered the political performance of his career. Controlling his anger (but not hiding it) he sheeted home the blame for one of the most spectacular political omnishambles New Zealanders have witnessed for many years. Quite rightly, he demanded the resignation of the Treasury Secretary, Gabriel Makhlouf, and (with only marginally less justification) that of the Finance Minister, Grant Robertson.

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