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Has NZ become a dictatorship?

By   /  September 5, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Most Recent Blogs, The Jackal  /  37 Comments

It probably hasn’t escaped your attention that the Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, is often an autocratic leader who has very little concern for acquiring a consensus from the people he rules over…Isn’t that consequently the antithesis of a true democracy, in other words a dictatorship?

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Key grasps at straws

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Most Recent Blogs, The Jackal  /  3 Comments

Although some Green party supporters may have been disappointed that both Robertson and Cunliffe effectively ruled out Norman from the finance position, they certainly didn’t appreciate John Key going on the offensive in such an underhanded way.

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Our surveillance free future

By   /  August 22, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Most Recent Blogs, The Jackal  /  2 Comments

By arrogantly claiming that all the experts who oppose his bill aren’t really experts at all, the Prime Minister is losing the support of educated, professional people across the country.

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Grandstanding on child abuse

By   /  August 15, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Most Recent Blogs, The Jackal  /  2 Comments

Bennett proclaiming that she’s getting tough on abusers when government policy is directly contributing to the causes of abuse is highly hypocritical. Clearly the government should be looking towards policy that will stop the cycle of abuse from occurring, not perpetuating it with more severe legislation that simply won’t work.

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100% Pure no more

By   /  August 8, 2013  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, The Jackal  /  6 Comments

It astounds me that it has taken 15 months before Fonterra’s management even cottoned on to the fact that 38 tonnes of whey protein concentrate was contaminated with a bacterium that causes botulism, a toxin that can lead to paralysis and death.

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Paintergate and other trivial matters

By   /  August 1, 2013  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs, The Jackal  /  2 Comments

I happened to catch some of the documentary on Helen Clark last night. Generally it was a rather lopsided exposé that strangely tried to employ the “talents” of Matthew Hooton for balance.

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Poverty, Nationals growth industry

By   /  July 18, 2013  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, The Jackal  /  11 Comments

There is no question that New Zealand has a rapidly widening gap between the rich and poor; inequality that results in serious adverse social conditions and let’s face it, destroys lives.

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