[...] Gun owners were thrown under the bus by NZ First [..] the government’s Chinese plague recovery efforts had the wheels fall off [...] Is it possible that we will see a deal in Auckland Central? [...] Finally I’ll delve into The BFD's goal of ten thousand members.
[...] National is showing themselves to be very wet and urban focused. I’ll look at why they are struggling and why we are still looking like a 2002 scale disaster. International events have caused the rowdies to agitate here in New Zealand and we now have a wonky jihad underway against all the symbols of colonialism[...] We’ve had a great response to our challenge to support conservative media. I’ll go into a bit more detail on that.
This week we have seen politicians kneeling in subjugation and a poll that doesn't give much cheer to National's Caucus. The PM has kept us all in Level 2 while allowing protesters to thumb their noses at the rules that she breaks herself by posing for selfies. Crunch time is coming as June 10 approaches. The refrains of "Be kind" soon will ring hollow.
I analyse Todd Muller, his team and the problems I can see for National that we have been able to glimpse from Muller’s first week on the job. Then I will explain why it is that we are about to see who’s been swimming with no togs on as the economic swimming pool gets drained.
[...] What the hell has social media done to us? It seems like almost overnight we’ve become a culture of snitches, bullies, witch-hunters and torch-and-pitchfork-carrying mobs. We lurch about in blind, unthinking rage and hunger, like a horde of zombies from The Walking Dead.
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.
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.
Last week I said that New Zealand was a quasi-Police state. Sadly, this week it has become one. We have seen the passage of an egregious and shabby piece of legislation that has allowed warrantless searches and unprecedented spying and control of us all. In this episode I explain how we slipped from a vibrant democracy to a petty dictatorship, with a failed economy. It all started with a clever manipulation, then an illegal lockdown, the development of a snitch culture, and an empowered police force and we all prostrated ourselves before the Prime Minister and thanked her for saving us all ever so much.
It has been an exciting week this week after we published a Police email that suggested that enforcement of the lockdown would have been illegal. It caught the government on the back foot. So much so that they orchestrated a massive data dump to try and cover up their illegal lock down. Sadly for them we also published the previously secret Crown Law advice that Deputy Commissioner Mike Clements used to email all his district commanders on how they could, or as the case may be, couldn’t enforce the lock down. But has all this be necessary?
Welcome to the Insight: Politics podcast, Episode 4. Today I’ll kick off with Mary Lambie’s dreadful comment on air about Trump Supporters, then recap on where National is at with the polls after another UMR poll leaked. To finish off we have a discussion with Act leader David Seymour on the revelations that the first weeks of lockdown may have been illegal and what Act has to offer in this coming election.
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