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Oh what a tangled web the left do weave

Oh what a tangled web the left do weave

Its a mystery how the left, once they gain power in any country or state, frequently manage to retain that power for a surprisingly long duration. Even when their policies cause deprivation and destruction, people inexplicably still keep voting for them. What is the answer to this mystery? Take California for example. Extreme leftist Gerry […]

You got to know when to fold ’em

You got to know when to fold ’em

Tony Abbott has to leave the Liberal Party and join Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives. Mr Abbott probably sees leaving the Liberals as a capitulation, and if so, he would be correct. However, as the song goes, you’ve got to know when to fold em, know when to hold em, know when to walk away and […]

Out of the quagmire into the quicksand

Out of the quagmire into the quicksand

It’s Winston’s fault. No wait, it’s John Key’s fault. No, no no, Bill English is to blame. Wrong again, it was the media..!! No, it was MMP..! The recriminations have only just started, but of course the one place the voters of New Zealand will not point their finger is where it should be pointed, […]

Its all over bar the impossible compromises

Its all over bar the impossible compromises

You have to laugh. Can you imagine the conversations going on in the halls of what passes for political power in New Zealand? They all hate each other, and here they are faced with an unknown number of completely unpalatable compromises to try and form a government. My own view is that its hopeless, and […]

How the National Party lost the 2017 election

How the National Party lost the 2017 election

(Note for recent readers- this post was written more than three weeks before the actual election) The most frequent emotion when thinking of the National Party is pity and or exasperation. Good people, but politically, they’re straws in the wind. They once carried the torch for small govt, low taxes and personal responsibility, but these […]