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Face of the day

Martin Martyn Bradbury

Martin Martyn Bradbury

Dear Martin Martyn,

Your Dirty Politics has back fired on you and yours and it is not over yet.

Actions have consequences and I predict some serious Karma will be coming your way soon.

Insincerely

Spanishbride.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 20

Who can say, I have cleansed my heart; I am pure and free from sin?

No David, it is not your turn

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John Key’s acceptance speech **PREVIEW**

MANA party have gone home

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To Martyn, Martin, Kim, Laila, David, Russel, Metiria, Pam and all their fans

How did Martyn Martin Bradbury go with his predictions?

These are the predictions of Martyn martin Bradbury…political commentator and party strategist.


ACT – wiped out, will not win Epsom after a calculated campaign by Labour & Green voters to strategically vote Goldsmith in. Wasted party vote.

Maori Party – wiped out, will not win any electorates. Their relationship with National has burned them, even if they manage to hold onto one seat, they won’t generate enough Party vote to pull anyone else in with them.

United Future – Dunne may hold on, but it will be close.

NZ First – God damn it, I thought this election it would be over for Winnie, but Cunliffe’s ‘sorry for being a man’ comment revealed the deep seated conservatism and anti-feminist mind set of a lot of older male Labour Party voters who have all walked off to Winnie – 6-8% for NZ First.

Internet MANA – have had speed wobble issues as they moved from crawling to sprinting. Needed far better internal discipline than occurred.  Will win Te Tai Tokerau, will win Waiariki will win 4-5% of vote. Would have won 7% if their full employment and free education policies hadn’t been sidelined by ill timed attacks on the media.

Greens – sterling campaign, one of the best in the election will win 13-15% of party vote. Their time to be taken seriously and be at the table has come, will burn a lot of credibility if they do end up helping National out with policy. Looks likely to be snookered however by Labour & NZ First.    Read more »

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