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Little's budget speech

Andrew Little’s budget speech has been slammed by opponents, not surprisingly,

John Key “That was singularly the worst reply speech by a Leader of the Opposition this Parliament has heard.” 3,539 more words


A repost of a riposte

Tonight for you,

without further adieu

I bring to you

a poem

Verse is hard

So it’s said

the like

has not been read

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Cast off your beige shackles

This morning I inadvertently tuned into Radio NZ’s Morning Report, or Moaning Report as some people call it. The first words I heard were “the issue I have …” spoken slowly, and each word deliberately emphasised by the interviewee. 927 more words

A Capital Gains tweak

NZ Herald reports PM makes major move on housing profits and foreign buyers. Is it a major move?

A capital gains tax on residential property sold within two years of buying it is being seen as a step in the right direction, but not far enough, with few expecting the new tax to have a big effect on Auckland property prices.

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Andrew Little "should ditch his media minders"

Andrew Little made a promising start to his leadership last year. He has had a difficult situation foisted on him in the Northland by-election. He chose to take a passive role which may have undone some of the initial positive impression. 320 more words


The surplus lie

Andrew Little delivered his pre-Budget speech in Wellington yesterday, and the pullquote everyone’s talking about was some seriously no-nonsense stuff:

… promise was clear. Their good economic stewardship would see us in surplus.

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Reaction to Little's speech from the left

There has been some loyal party responses to Andrew Little’s pre-budget speech at the Labour leaning Standard but there has been far from a universal approval. 1,457 more words