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“I taught the spies, but I’m not a spy’ doesn’t fill me with confidence

By   /  September 14, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  39 Comments

Allegations that one of their MPs might be a Chinese spy demands scrutiny on top of National’s relationship with Chinese business people.

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So National’s Blue Dragons might be Red Dragons? How National are utterly compromised to China

By   /  September 13, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  33 Comments

…personally I think there are far bigger issues to worry about in terms of National’s incredibly close relationship with powerful and rich Chinese businessmen.

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Because I love Jacinda, I’m Party voting Green

By   /  September 13, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  36 Comments

The truth is that Labour can only bring about a progressive Government with the Greens. Look at the political freak show cavalcade of NZ First MPs. Other than Tracey Martin and maybe Ron Mark, they are Talkback radio callers with the intellectual nuance of a pool of  piss that has been left in the sun for a week.

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If National are really 47.3% – what does that say about us as a country?

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

Rise up and demand another way, rise up and force change, rise up and never let these rich pricks trade our dignity for their illusions of wealth. 

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TV Review: Who Owns NZ Now?

By   /  September 13, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  92 Comments

Bryan Bruce has done more fourth estate journalism in one documentary than the entire mainstream media have managed all year on housing. In a country where the sleepy hobbits don’t want to be woken from their slumber with economic ideologies when the Bloc is on, we have allowed a train wreck neoliberal experiment to benefit the few while crucifying the many.

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BOOM – TV3 Poll destroys Labour Hopes

By   /  September 12, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  93 Comments

Chris Trotter’s comments this morning that the Left have to bring over new voters rather than eat each others support base are perfectly timed.  

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When right wingers say Jacinda has no policy – show them this list

By   /  September 12, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Since Jacinda Ardern has become Leader of the Opposition, Labour has announced the following key policies:

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The Government that Jacinda will build

By   /  September 12, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

At 37, Jacinda is a product of her educational culture which was all about inclusion, (think Glee where everyone gets to participate), now inclusion culture can be mocked as giving everyone a certificate for participating  by older generations who want to promote winners and losers, but it misses the strength that inclusion brings with it.

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WaateaNews – The importance of the Maori electorates this election

By   /  September 12, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

There’s a chance Labour could lose Te Tai Tokerau and Te Tai Hauāuru and possibly gain Waiariki, but only focusing on the electorates misses the bigger picture, and that’s in Party vote. The Party vote determines the final shape of the Parliament and in this case, the Party vote that Maori voters are looking to send Labour is enormous and could well see Labour in the mid 40s.

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National politicise suicide as an attack for election – how sick are these people?

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

Vote! These! Bastards! Out!

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Rise of the Blue Dragons underpin immigration concerns

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  43 Comments

The fear of many is that National’s incredibly close relationship with China from mass immigration, to close personal business relationships has fuelled an electoral feedback loop that is benefitting China and Chinese residents over New Zealanders.

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Anti-Abortion fanatics defame and smear Jacinda

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

Fanatics shouldn’t be allowed in any debate, the Down Syndrome lobby have done themselves and the cause they stand for a terrible disservice and the religious right have only shown how lunatic fringe they’ve become. 

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Winston demands to know Labour’s tax plans??? Ummmmmm, Winnie – about YOUR budget mate

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

Listening to Winston demand transparency when he’s being completely obtuse on his own budget is like listening to Paula Bennett complain about too many human rights. 

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Green Climate Change Launch

By   /  September 10, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

…what the Greens have offered will keep the cycling activist policy wonks happy and the $180 extra for beneficiaries will pull them to the polls so I think the Greens have a good shot at 8%.

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The most important thing missing from Labour’s first 100 days and why you need to vote Green

By   /  September 10, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

Labour have released their plan for the first 100 days. This matters because it’s the real changes any Government coming into power is allowed to pass and spend the next 3 years defending. 

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Prison rape in double bunked cells??? Who could ever have foreseen that???

By   /  September 10, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

What a completely unforeseeable outcome of NZs punitive get tough on crime knee-jerk redneck reactionary lynch mob sensible sentencing trust fuckwittery.

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