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Observations on the 2017 Election campaign thus far… (ono)

By   /  September 15, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

The jaw-dropping, gob-smacking, forehead-slapping gall of Winston Peters! For him to demand clarity and full disclosure from others – when he himself has made a fetish of not disclosing to voters who he will coalesce with, post-election  – takes the Hypocrisy-of-the-Year Award from National and plants it firmly on his own Italian suited jacket-lapel.

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Why I won’t be congratulating Nikki Kaye

By   /  April 25, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  27 Comments

On 15 March this year when then-Youth Minister, Nikki Kaye, launched into an ad hominem diatribe against Jacinda Ardern during a debate in Parliament. It was an orchestrated, pre-planned, personalised attack;

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Election ’17 Countdown: The Strategy of Ohariu

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  40 Comments

Had Dunne been ousted from Ōhāriu in 2014 our recent history would have been completely altered. Anyone who believes that the Labour-Green accomodation was a “dirty” deal might ponder the ‘rights’ and ‘wrongs’ whilst spending the night in a car or under a tarpaulin. Preferably in winter.

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How biased are the media? A Patrick Gower case study

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  39 Comments

Quite simply, any reasonable individual would have arrived at the conclusion that Gower should have disqualified himself and the role given, instead, to the highly talented Lisa Owen.

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2014 Election – Post-mortem Up-date

By   /  October 6, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  40 Comments

Counting of Special Votes are completed and the Electoral Commission’s final election results have been announced;

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A Study in Party Stability

By   /  September 28, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  39 Comments

In terms of long-term stability, one party above stands above all others, with the exception of personality-driven groups such as NZ First and United Future. That party is the Greens.

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No More. The Left Falls.

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  35 Comments

As passions settle, disappointment wanes to something approaching tolerable, and we start to look at things a bit more rationally, it’s time to review the last few days, weeks, and months…

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