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Congratulations Dr Smith!!

By   /  September 5, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

Who would have thought that after eight years in Opposition, Labour still wields such powerful influence? Who thought it possible to govern from the Opposition benches?

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When National is under attack – Deflect, deflect, deflect!

By   /  April 17, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  21 Comments

As I have pointed out in previous blogposts, when threatened with bad headlines or a scandal of some description, National’s automatic defense is generally to default to one of three* deflections;

Blame previous the Labour government
Release story on ‘welfare abuse’
Blame Global Financial Crisis or similar overseas event

There are plenty of past instances of this kind of strategy.

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