Colin Craig

ACT’s at the Conservative’s throat again – but with good reason

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It’s getting tense for the far right conservative and liberal votes.  And it doesn’t help that Coling Craig can’t use a calculator

“Colin Craig’s tax plan is to have two rates of income tax: 0% up to $20,000 and 25% above that. This will leave a $6.4 billion hole in the budget even before the new spending proposed by the Conservatives. The Conservative tax promises are dishonest” said Dr Jamie Whyte.
“Using Treasury figures, ACT calculated that to get the same revenues with a tax-free threshold of $20,000 the rate above $20,000 would have to be 34%, a significant tax increase for middle New Zealand. Read more »

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What is David Cunliffe’s route to Victory?

The polls are still looking sick for David Cunliffe. He hasn’t managed to get Labour out of the twenties, let alone getting them back to the level that David Shearer had before the Labour caucus gave him the arse.

Cunliffe is holding onto the hope that he can cobble together a coalition of the Greens, New Zealand First, Internet Mana and the Maori Party. Maybe with Peter Dunne involved too as everyone knows Peter doesn’t really care who as long as he is minister.

Cunliffe’s route to victory is a hydra. 

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Credit: SonovaMin

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Labour’s decline continues in latest poll

The NZ Herald/Digipoll is out and Labour’s election continues to slide away with continued dismal poll ratings.

Labour replaced David Shearer for much better poll ratings than these.

National 50.7 (up 0.7)
Labour 24.1 (down 1.1)
Greens 11.4 (down 2.3)
NZ First 5 (up 0.7)
Maori Party 1 (up 0.3)
Internet Mana 3.4 (up 1.3)
Conservatives 3.3 (up 0.7)
Act 0.3 (down 0.3)
United Future 0.2 (down 0.2)   Read more »

ACT go feral on Colin Craig

Heh.  One shitty poll result and Jamie Whyte’s losing his lunch.   This is beautiful:

Colin Craig is deluded and dangerous

“Colin Craig is proposing a radical transformation of our constitution. The Conservatives are proposing to overthrow of one hundred and fifty odd years of parliamentary democracy and replace it with binding referenda” said ACT Leader Dr Jamie Whyte.

“Yet Craig does not want a referendum to make this change. He has said repeatedly he will support a Labour/Green government if they will agree to binding referendum. In other words, Colin Craig thinks that if he gets just 5% of the vote, he should be able to overthrow our form of government.”

“If anything should be put to a referendum, it is a significant change to our constitution.”

“The media should stop mocking Craig’s loopy ideas about “chem-trails” and the American moon landings being faked and instead examine his much more radical political ideas” said Dr Whyte.

“Binding referendums have destroyed California.  It has gone from being the powerhouse of America to being ungovernable.”

“The problem with government by referendum can be seen in Colin Craig’s own policy platform.  He says totally contradictory things.”

The Conservative Party have made Citizen Initiated Binding Referenda a “bottom line” issue.  That is, they won’t form a coalition with any party unless that party agrees to bring in CIBRs.   Read more »

Don’t panic Mr Mainwaring, don’t paniiiic!

Last night’s poll has been a bit of a downer for those on the right.  People have been quick to point out that the Dirty Politics damage is only now starting to show through.

But it might just be useful to remind you that one poll doesn’t make an election result.   One of the ways to look at it, is to check Curia’s Poll of Polls – the one where the most recent poll results are averaged.  First, how it was before last night’s poll came out:

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The Conservatives are coming, the Conservatives are coming!!!

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Apart from the Conservative Party letting the cat out of the bag (no need to watch TV3 now), it would appear that Internet Mana, NZ First and the Conservative Party all poll 4%+ in some polls.

 

 

Colin Craig is a numpty and proves it almost every week

Colin Craig is a litigious fool.

He is now suing the Electoral Commission…all over an insignificant sum.

He will spend much more than that in order to extract it, even if he succeeds he will lose.

Then again he has spent millions of dollars over the past few years perfecting the art of losing.

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig is challenging the Electoral Commission’s allocation of time and money for broadcasting programmes.

Mr Craig has instructed his lawyer to apply for judicial review of the Electoral Commission’s decision. He believes his party should get more funding than Act.   Read more »

Is Colin Craig the only one that doesn’t know?

Stacey Kirk wrote this one:

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has hired public law expert Mai Chen to contest broadcasting allocations ahead of the September election.

Eh?

Mai Chen is well known to have strong links to the Labour Party.  She’s also known for not really understanding professional boundaries.  And Colin Craig wants her to go into bat for the Conservatives?

The Electoral Commission announced its broadcasting allocations in June, giving ACT $76,930 and the Conservative Party $60,207.

The Conservatives were also given one and a half minutes of broadcasting time. A host of other minor parties, including the satirical Civilian Party, were awarded $33,635.

The Conservatives feel they should get more money and broadcasting time than ACT.

In a legal letter to Electoral Commission chairman Sir Hugh Williams, Chen said the charges against former ACT MP John Banks and his subsequent resignation should be considered.

Great argument Mai.  I wonder if we should consider extraneous factors when it comes to your professional advice being in the interest of the Conservative Party or not?   Read more »

After taking TV3 to court, how did Col the Fruiterer do in his hard won debate?

Patrice Dougan reports

Colin Craig has failed to shine in a televised political debate which he legally won the right to participate in.

The Conservatives leader … won an eleventh-hour High Court scrap over his exclusion from TV3′s politics show The Nation’s minor leaders debate.

The show’s producers were forced to include him[yesterday], with presenter Lisa Owen describing him as “our uninvited guest”.

Mr Craig joined the Green Party’s Metiria Turei, New Zealand First’s Winston Peters, United Future’s Peter Dunne, the Maori Party’s Te Ururoa Flavell, Act’s Jamie Whyte, and Mana Party’s Hone Harawira on screen.

And he appeared to have found his voice again, after he reportedly lost it following yesterday’s court action, with a Conservatives spokeswoman telling Newstalk ZB he was unable to comment last night because he had lost his voice.

I thought lying was a sin?   Oh, hang on, of course, he prayed to have his voice fixed.  That’s it.   Read more »