What Labour needs to do

Jordan, in his post “A Line in the Sand” says: And so where do we go from here? Brash needs to go. National can’t win an election with him in place. The sooner he goes the sooner National can try and start backing out of the cul de sac he has backed them into. While… Continue reading What Labour needs to do

Campbell Live & Close Up tonight

Watched Campbell Live, as they were promising interviews with both leaders. Then found Close Up were offering a head to head – think I caught most of it. Campbell Live got separate interview with each. Naturally, each blamed each other. Helen also got off a good shot about “big money” “buying policies”. Someone please tell… Continue reading Campbell Live & Close Up tonight

NZ Politics Today

Whale Oil is right, the gloves are off. Labour has the cheek to say on National TV “stop the tittle-tattle, and call the dogs off”. They have already and Clark dismissed it. Unfortunately for her, it wasn’t a public pulling back, it was private. This, in my opinion, gives it much more credibility Don Brash… Continue reading NZ Politics Today

Labour thinks we are all stupid

David Farrar has (the latest reason) why. So let me get this straight: Helen Clark, in spite of being a consummate politician of many, many years experience. She has run the tightest ship imaginable. She has appeared increasingly irate at National’s tactics. But she didn’t authorise The Duck’s antics in exposing an alleged affair from… Continue reading Labour thinks we are all stupid

The one after that, and the one after that.

The title of this is a quote from this story that appeared on the news in 2001, when National were looking, well, pathetic. “Not just the next election, but the election after that, and the one after that, and the one after that,” says delegate Louisa Wall. What really bothered me when this was reported… Continue reading The one after that, and the one after that.

Mugabe

Robert Mugabe was once one of Africa’s best leaders. Zimbabwe wasn’t totally up to western standards, but by African standards was pretty good. He was elected many times fairly. Then he started manipulating to stay in power. One thing built on another… Right now Zimbabwe is a complete mess. Hyper-inflation (bread is was last I… Continue reading Mugabe