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Judith Collins resigns as minister

A surprise turn and news agencies scramble to live broadcast Prime Minister, John Key’s announcement from parliament yesteraday.

He has accepted Judith Collins’ resignation as Justice minister. 168 more words

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The National Party, Integrity and John Phillip Key

There have been a few things floating around in my head over the last week. I’ve started this post several times and deleted it as I tried to gather those thoughts together into some kind of coherent narrative. 850 more words


Silence might imply what you want to avoid

Govt to fund clean up of NZ's 10 most toxic sites. Oops forgot one. # cartoon http://t.co/K9Nz4DLpyO
Sharon Murdoch (@domesticanimal) August 13, 2014

With the first massive fallout from the release of Nicky Hager’s…

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NZ Party Politics

Enemies without and enemies within

Yesterday, when the news of Judith Collins’ resignation broke, I asked where the Cameron Slater email had come from. It hadn’t been released by Whaledump, and it hadn’t featured in… 367 more words


Way over the top King - take a pill

Enough is enough: Lets be fair fella.

Rep. Peter King says Obama wearing a tan suit during a press conference was a metaphor for a… 125 more words

Foolish People

Disapproval Voting: When there's no-one worth voting for, we need to be able to vote for no-one

I watched the circus of Judith Collins’ resignation as a Minister today. It was an overwhelming input of tweets, posts, commentary and live television that must leave us more disturbed than consoled at the state of our Parliament and democracy. 811 more words


Dirty Politics

On 13 August journalist Nicky Hager launched his book Dirty Politics: How attack politics is poisoning New Zealand’s political environment.

The book reveals emails (to Cameron Slater, right-wing WhileOil blogger) from the National Government, implicating the party in a full scale smear campaign against the opposition. 118 more words

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