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Elites strike new Government with fear of recession, Liam Dann’s prozac and the PSA is grumpy with new Tax Group

By   /  November 24, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Michael Cullen’s appointment on the tax working group has the PSA screaming, but it misses why he’s been appointed.

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$50 per week won’t solve student debt blackhole

By   /  November 24, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Labour should be embarrassed by this meaningless policy.

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Waatea News: Keystone pipeline spills 5000 barrels of oil & company caught hiring mercenaries

By   /  November 23, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

As if the terrible way the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe were treated when the US government seized their land to build the Dakota Access Pipeline through North Dakota wasn’t bad enough, the Keystone pipeline has burst and spilled 5000 barrels of oil this week on the heels of a damning report that the company who […]

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Is it time to end big Dairy in New Zealand?

By   /  November 22, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

…should we start asking is it time to end big Dairy in NZ?

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Labour poach Vernon Small & Alex Tarrant as Press Secretaries

By   /  November 22, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

At a time when their communications strategies are desperately falling apart, picking up two of the heavyweights of the Journalist world is a bloody smart move.

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In defence of Jack Tame: Why that interview best sums up threat to new Government

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  44 Comments

You can’t waltz up to the VMAs and bathe in all the social media adulation of a Jacinda and Lorde fan girl geek out hug gif without also managing the chaotic backstage green room dynamics. Why the fuck was the Prime Minister of NZ in an unguarded situation like that in the first place where she ended up being contradicted by Radio Live and the fucking Spinoff blog for fucks sakes?

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Genter, Little & Twyford follow Jacinda’s leadership – so why am I still nervous about new Government?

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Julie Anne Genter, Andrew Little and Phil Twyford have followed Jacinda’s political leadership over Manus Island and have each challenged the status quo and demanded more.

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So white people in NZ are the real bludgers?

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Poverty impacts everyone and state aid is a necessity, not an enabler. The sooner white NZ starts understanding that bludger stereotypes undermine us all, the sooner we can start making real progress towards combating poverty.    

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The Liberal Agenda – Peter and the Wolf – 5 stars

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  No Comments

I have to be 100% honest with you, I didn’t have any great expectations for this.

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RNZ believed Manus Island Staff – but why should we?

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

An odd bit of state propaganda popped up on Radio NZ last week. They interviewed a ‘guard’ from Manus Island who warned us that if we took in refugees we would be asking for trouble…

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How ill prepared are the Greens for Government? This ill prepared…

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  42 Comments

The leak today of an internal strategy paper is so woeful and concerning, it’s like catching your Surgeon checking on how to do your operation on wikipedia. 

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Compare new Government action and National’s reaction

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

In every example, National’s response is bitter, angry, resentful and spiteful. On every issue they have spent 9 years making worse all they have as a response to the solution is more of the poisonous thinking that helped exacerbate the problem in the first place.

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Boat People Terror Alert Apricot (Why Jacinda is spoiling for a fight with Australia)

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  38 Comments

The vast majority of New Zealanders resent the way Australia treat us and finally having a Government who will stand up to them is actually going to resonate with many voters.

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Being economically occupied by China, politically owned by America and what EVERYONE is missing about how to defeat TPPA

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

We can stamp our feet like the Green Party and the Unions have and throw a tantrum and just refuse to actually engage with the process  OR we can see this as an opportunity to directly influence our political and economic independence. 

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What will hit first? Economic armageddon or Environmental apocalypse?

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  41 Comments

Since the 2007-2008 Global Financial Crisis, all the developed world has done is kick the day of market reckoning down the road with more and more money printing. At some point this band-aid won’t be able to stem the pressure building and it will rupture with a backlash that will make the depression look like a week without pocket money.

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Ummm, shouldn’t Gerry Brownlee be doing what Gerry Brownlee does best?

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

So Gerry Brownlee is now an apologist for Australian torture camps that the Australian’s have walked away from on Manus Island?

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