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EXCLUSIVE: Some troubling questions about the Ross Affair

By   /  October 25, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

The bottom line is that a donation was made. The question is: how was it made? Both claims of a single $100k donation  and “eight donations” cannot be reconciled.

Someone is lying. By now the Police probably have a good idea who.

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The housing crisis: NZers deliver their verdict

By   /  September 16, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

New Zealanders appear to have rejected National’s on-going carping at the Coalition government’s ‘Kiwibuild’ programme.

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Judith Collins wins a Hypocrisy Award

By   /  June 12, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  21 Comments

Playing politics with social issues is nothing new. National has perfected the art with it’s “tough on crime” rhetoric. It has also demonised solo-mothers; the unemployed; young people, and Housing NZ tenants with it’s meth-testing/contamination moral-panic.

Now National has added housing to it’s list.

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Judith Collins owes an explanation to voters

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

It is unquestionably the role of the Parliamentary Opposition to question the government and hold it to account. Along with the media (as flawed as it sometimes is), a strong Opposition is a necessary function of a healthy democracy. But having someone like Judith Collins, who has so many unanswered questions hanging over her, demanding accountability undermines the effectiveness of the Opposition.

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

By   /  September 4, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

The leaking  of Winston Peter’s superannuation over-payment is well known. Also known is that Ministers Paula Bennett and Anne Tolley were briefed by Ministry of Social Development and State Services Commission, respectively, on Peters’ private details regarding the over-payment before it was leaked to the media and made public knowledge.

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Welcome back, Collins

By   /  December 10, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

I’m happy-as-larry to have Judith Collins back as a Minister in this scandal-prone government.

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The Slater-Key Txt-Messages Trip-Up – Did Cameron Slater Plan this?

By   /  November 28, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

To those on the Left or who have followed John Key’s career, his lies over his txt-messaging with Cameron Slater will come as no surprise. With regards to bending the truth; misleading by omission or exaggeration; or outright mendacity, Key has ‘form’.

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Judith Collins – the Gift that keeps Giving to the Opposition?

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

After the Old Boys’ Network swarmed around now-disgraced CERA boss, and sexual-harrasser, Roger Sutton, with support and to downplay the seriousness of his behaviour – this blogger predicts the following outcome of the investigation into Judith Collins.

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Are Cameron Slater and Judith Collins bare-faced liars?

By   /  September 3, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

Here is why I ask…

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Winners & Losers in Collins sacking plus what’s the latest on Slater’s new attempt to weaponise the news?

By   /  August 31, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  65 Comments

Cam can’t rely on Carrick or the other corporate vultures for revenue as Slater is now so carcinogenic, not even the Tobacco Industry will touch him.

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Call for Aaron Bhatnagar’s resignation from govt body

By   /  August 25, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  27 Comments

It is clear that Mr Bhatnagar’s judgement is poor; has questionable ethics; and is the last person who should be serving on the Board of the REAA.

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The Rise and Fall of John Key – who will be the next leader of National Party?

By   /  August 21, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  30 Comments

The political dramas will only be beginning on 20 September.

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So who’s a “conspiracy theorist” now?!

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

If Mitchell’s office was “broken into”, the culprit(s) had to make their way past security; through metal detectors; past National Party staffers; through coridor and office doors. and past his secretary – all controlled by swipe cards.

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“Dirty Politics” and The Teflon Man

By   /  August 17, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

The glare of publicity has been shone like a laser-beam into the darkest, most noisome recesses of right wing politics in this country. Defeatist cynics (like Mike Hosking) have shrugged and said, “well, we knew it was like this”.
No, we did not.

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If Key is concerned with “Trolls and bottom-feeders” why does he call Cameron Slater regularly?

By   /  May 7, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  34 Comments

“My view is there’s a lot of trolls and bottom-feeders on that and in the end they get in people’s head. It’s an anonymous situation, it’s a form of cyber bullying, I don’t engage in that.”

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The slow disintegration of a government; 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5…

By   /  May 6, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

Where does one start…?

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