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I Did It All For You – secret recording captures Key’s flag referendum heartbreak

By   /  March 27, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Simon Prast  /  45 Comments

Breaking News: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key’s real feelings about losing that country’s recent flag referendum have been inadvertently captured on tape by a local freelance cameraman.

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Slap in face

By   /  February 9, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Simon Prast  /  38 Comments

Just when the country should be basking in the afterglow of signing the TPP, Josie Butler took the matter into her own hands and flung a rubber sex toy and herself into world political protest history.

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I Have A Dream

By   /  January 23, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Simon Prast  /  37 Comments

When I take to the streets on 4 February to exercise my right to peaceful protest, I too will be marching for Jobs and Freedom. I will be marching for our civil rights: that our vote counts, irrespective of our wealth or race or religion and that we are all subject to equal treatment under the law.

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The Man Who Sold the World

By   /  January 19, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Simon Prast  /  47 Comments

How could it be that the most comprehensive, far-sighted economic agreement the world has ever seen pose a threat to democracy? Here’s my take and I’d be interested to hear where I’m going wrong:

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TDB Top 10 politicians of 2015

By   /  December 27, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Simon Prast  /  40 Comments

2015 was a bumper year for politics. Here’s my list of of those who made a difference, for better or worse.

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The Battle of Britain

By   /  December 5, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Simon Prast  /  41 Comments

“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” So said Winston Churchill. This week, the world witnessed the best and worst of a grand old democracy in action. Should Britain bomb ISIS in Syria was the question?

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TDB Guest Blog Project: Simon Prast – ‘The most pressing issue in NZ right now’

By   /  November 30, 2015  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs, Simon Prast  /  6 Comments

This week, the least important issue confronting New Zealand right now collided graphically and grimly with the most important issue facing New Zealand.

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