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Democracy or Slobocracy? It’s an Old Question.

The most obvious objection, but also the least politically correct, is that Little’s reforms will end up advantaging Labour and the Greens. All the historical evidence suggests that the greater the turnout in a New Zealand general election, the more likely it is that a left-wing government will be returned . . .

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Smoke on the Water

But, what about these attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf? They’re not figments of Donald Trump’s imagination . . .

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Goff vs Tamihere: Should the Right care?

Would a victory for John Tamihere usher-in a period of radical upheaval? Or, when all the banners and billboards have been tidied away, would Mayor Tamihere be in any serious way distinguishable from Mayor Goff . . .

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A Centre-Right definition of ‘Wellbeing’

[...] Fundamentally, the whole notion of the state being capable of defining and delivering wellbeing to its citizens is profoundly socialist. Not only socialist [...] Delivering wellbeing to the masses is, therefore, an emphatically top-down exercise. Democracy doesn’t get much of a look in . . .

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It’s still all about the working class

Less clear, however, is whether or not Bridges has drawn the correct lessons from Scott Morrison’s astonishing win. The Liberal leader, a former advertising executive, has a finely attuned ear for the pet loves and hates of suburban working-class Australians . . .

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Giving thanks for our small country?s revolution.

[...] The most common complaint on the right, however, is about John Key. If only he had possessed the grit and determination of the big reformers: Roger Douglas, Richardson, Brash; just imagine what he might have achieved . . .

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Question 1: Can the Greens be saved? Question 2: Should the Greens be saved?

[...] Media reports of these events have inflicted severe injury to the Green brand. Injury of which Davidson seems utterly oblivious [...] few in the Green Party possess either the inclination, or the stomach, to challenge the ideologies rapidly driving the Greens towards electoral extinction . . .

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Fixing what’s been broken

[...] For conservative Kiwis, however, the inclusion of an Islamic blessing in the liturgy of Anzac Day (in many important respects this increasingly secular nation?s sole remaining ?holy? day) represents the last straw . . .

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Just because you can?t see them, doesn?t mean they?ve gone away.

A mood of righteous triumphalism permeates the progressive community. The Woke Left is convinced that, thanks to the Christchurch Shooter, they have got the Alt-Right on the run . . .

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Bridges? next moves: Out of Jacinda?s shadow & into the spotlight of Conservative defence.

The most obvious first target for this differentiation exercise is the growing clamour from the most radical elements of the New Zealand Left for the Christchurch Mosque Shootings to become the catalyst for a full-scale assault upon conservative New Zealanders? attitudes towards race, religion and immigration . . .

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