A week is a long time in politics and this past week has certainly shown that.
Last Monday the devastating Newshub/Reid Research poll dropped that proved to be the catalyst for a rapid coup against Simon Bridges and Paula Bennett.
On Thursday the 1News/Colmar Brunton finished him off.
I’ll analyse how those two polls led to the coup and how the coup was handled, including the dishonesty of two media commentators.
Then I’ll attempt to map out National’s path to victory, if you can even use such a term.
Finally, I’ll reveal a bit of background skullduggery that we have had to battle for over six years.
I’m Cam Slater, and this is Insight: Politics.
[...] Radical conservatives lay claim to a fundamental political understanding which they insist the liberal-conservatives have yet to grasp. That if the Left is allowed to go on undermining Faith and Family, then Free-Market Capitalism will soon fall into the hole they leave behind.
[...] This bill handed the police ludicrously panoptic powers for the first time ever seen in this country. Police can now enter a private home without a warrant. This is no longer a First World standard of justice - it’s Banana republic territory.
The University of Queensland is doing Beijing’s dirty work for them: harassing and persecuting a student who dared speak up about the Chinese Communist Party’s influence on campus. His name is Drew Pavlou and this week Insight Politics writer Lushington D. Brady had the pleasure of interviewing him.