16 Apr 2014

Judith Collins' reputation dependent on Slater's scandals

Judith Collins' reputation as the possible next leader of the National party is in shreds. Her reputation as a minister of the crown in the Key owned National party caucus is in tatters. A resignation is the only honorable thing left.

The problem is that being honorable is not a requirement in the Key caucus.

13 Apr 2014

How to react when your opposition candidate shakes your hand.

On Sunday the Buddhist Temple in Botany celebrated Buddha's birthday with a multi-cultural event. The local politicians were out and about as guests of the Monastery.
Here's what happened when the local Labour Candidate, Tofik Mamedov, introduced himself to the National candidate, Jami-Lee Ross and offered to wish him well in the campaign.
Get me out of here. I'm really, really uncomfortable around working candidates, especially the Labour ones.

11 Apr 2014

Does anyone really believe that Key is a competent manager?

With Ministers like Simon Bridges, Hekia Parata, Paula Bennett, and the prime milker- Judith Collins does anyone really believe that John Key is competent?

6 Apr 2014

Judith Collins and John Key as the public see them.

This may be from the UK but the dress, the position, reluctant apology and the scandal are so similar, along with the PM's attitude to the revelations that I couldn't help but post this cartoon.

1 Apr 2014

Does the sun shine hot and cold? Ask your local Conservative Party candidate.

 Just ask the sun to shine hot or cold...latest news from the Planet Key political front in NZ.

It appears that residents on Planet Key can be assured that climate change is merely the sun choosing to shine hotter or colder depending on its mood.

This report from the Stuff website reporting on a meeting of Grey Power in Pakuranga last Friday contains the dazzling insight that Colin Craig believes that the sun has hot or cold days.


"Responding to a question from Howick resident Bruce Waller on climate change, Craig says CO 2 levels have risen but whether the sun has a hot day or a cold day "is by far the biggest influence" on the Earth's climate.
New Zealand is a small contributor to rising CO 2 levels so it should not play a part in fighting climate change, he says."

22 Mar 2014

From the UK a graphic that shows the reality behind the policies of the National-Act/ Tory parties.

John Key, David Cameron and Tony Abbott all use the same PR company- Crosby-Textor. All these governments have the same traits and scandals swirling around their Cabinets.
Watch the scandals involved around Collins, Parata, Key and his cronies come home to roost. Duncan Garner has it right... Key has been revealed as weak and ineffective compared to Helen Clark.
No doubt we will see more as the internal warfare inside the Key cabinet breaks out into public view. Watch out for Steven Joyce to put the skids under Collins very, very soon.

12 Mar 2014

The Key scandals begin to roost

The scandals that have swirled around the Key led National Govt since 2008 are flocking in to roost as Key announces the election date.
For too long Key has operated as this cartoon illustrates:

Key attempts to distract the voters from real issues.

Since the Pansy Wong and Richard Worth resignations, the bus ticket flaps at Double-Dipton English, Heatley, Banks, Dunne, Smith and others NZ has witnessed Key manipulating the truth a gross of times.
Now the scandals that have flowed from the Sky City deals, the Warner Bros sell out, Welfare payuts to Rio Tinto and other cash for favours deals we see an arrogant Cabinet minister declare her self innocent of serious conflicts of interest in her dealings with a company her husband is heavily involved in.
The inability of John Key to act and severely discipline his out of control minister demonstrates to the nation that he is, behind the carefully PR crafted image, a weak, ineffective and ethically challenged Prime Minister and figure head leader of the once proudly honourable National Party.
It is obvious that there are serious problems and conflicts crawling from the closets of the Key cabinet as the previously concealed leadership struggles, held in check until Key officially told them that his boredom (The Bellman reckons that unofficially Key has been canvassing his desire to quit NZ politics among his associates as he has ticked off his bucket list of things to do as leader of the National Party. This quotation from John Armstrong's Herald opinionista piece amply illustrates this rumour:
However, there is an eerie feeling that the current circumstances are about as propitious as things can get for National, yet the party is by no means guaranteed victory on September 20.
The onus is thus on Cabinet ministers and MPs to hold the line until polling day by projecting an image of competence and confidence while ensuring as much as possible that this picture is not clouded by foul-ups or embarrassments.
National MPs will be asking why Collins failed to see how her actions were compromising this strategy - and whether, for all her undoubted strengths, there are some previously hidden flaws in her character which have now put her leadership credentials in serious question.
This is not an academic matter. Key made it very clear this week that should he lose the September election, he will not be hanging around Parliament for very long afterwards.) with the position had reached its limit, within the National Party break for open ground.