Abbott backstabbers, the 35 who remain

Posted here for public reference, and to help you in choosing where to put your vote in the upcoming election. The still surviving 35 MPs and Senators of the 53 (+ Turnbull) who voted to show their contempt for the choice of the electorate, and replace Tony Abbott with Malcolm Turnbull. Senators   MPS

No easy solution to Turnbull dilemma

Voters should not forget how the Liberal Party came to this. Tony Abbott was disliked by the electorate, the Senate was a mess, and the perceived solution to all of these problems was to replace Abbott with Malcolm Turnbull, the “great communicator”. Enjoying much more popularity than Abbott, he would save the party from the oblivion it…

The National party’s thought police

Former Prime Minister Muldoon would be spinning in his grave if he could witness today’s atrocity, the NZ Human Rights Commission that his govt gave birth to in 1977. It currently operates under legislation called the “Human Rights Act 1993”, an inspiration of the Bolger National party. This act, now incorporating the nonsense of the…

Free Trade? Lets have the real thing

Trendy as hell to identify oneself as a supporter of Free Trade. (FT) Also trendy to disparage anyone who does not support it as some kind of extreme left authoritarian anti-free market throwback. Had a few exchanges with pain in the arse Libertarians on Twitter recently, and unsurprisingly, especially when it come to those who…

A Workable Compromise on ABC

OK. I despise the idea of compromise. But on this issue, in utter desperation, and in lieu of any better solution, I’ll settle for it. The passing of time, decades actually, and the parade of politicians over that time, has shown one thing quite clearly. The ABC is untouchable. Although it frequently shows utter contempt…

Vacuous Nats help left destroy us

Really, is there any greater collection of political cowards on the planet than the NZ National Party? Well maybe there is. The UK Conservatives, and the US Republicans for example. Let’s leave that gut churning competition aside for now. Here’s who the Nats brought into our country last year. 12,300 Indians.  10,400 Chinese. 5100 Filipinos.…