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SPECIAL REPORT: David Seymour – A Valid ‘Hit’ and a Colossal ‘Miss’

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

For lone ACT MP, David Seymour, November has been a “mixed bag”.  The leader of a near-non-existent Party scored this month – though only one was a try/goal/bowled-out. The other was a foul/offside/no-ball that all but negated his previous success.

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Gerry Brownlee, David Farrar, and Brett Hudson win Hypocrisy Awards

By   /  August 26, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

Ms Curran’s gaffs have sparked the usual and tedious pious pontification from the National Opposition benches. Former Christchurch Re-build Minister, and airline security hazard, Gerry Brownlee, climbed the rarified heights of Mount Moral Highground to demand Ms Curran’s sacking;

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Nothing quite reinforces ‘Privilege’ than an ‘Us and Them’ Attitude

By   /  June 1, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  23 Comments

When , drunk, dumb, and ultimately doomed National backbencher, Aaron Gilmore, uttered his now-infamous words, “Don’t you know who I am?”, it revealed to the public a glimpse of the attitude of those who – in their minds – are Born To Rule (over us).

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Christchurch City Council – Having your asset-cake and eating it

By   /  March 23, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  41 Comments

In May 2011, barely three months after Christchurch’s devastating earthquake that killed 185 people, there were already suggestions from Gerry Brownlee that the Christchurch Council would have to sell part of their community-owned assets to fund the re-build.

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The Christchurch Housing Crisis

By   /  April 2, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Tony Milne  /  10 Comments

In late February Gerry Brownlee said on CTV show Lynched that there is no housing crisis. He went on to define a crisis as “something that requires urgent attention”. So does that mean that Gerry Brownlee believes housing in Christchurch does not require urgent attention?

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