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Alternative budgets: among the most insignificant parades in our polity

I believe alternative budgets are among the most insignificant parades in our polity. This is especially true in the first year of a new government. There is one obvious and simple reason for this. The public think about politics about as much as I do the National Hockey League. As such, what the Nats have to say about their budgetary priorities one year in opposition will not interest most people one bit. It will generate heat on twitter, and blank looks everywhere else . . .

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Phil Quin: English would be “mad to budge, and his colleagues would be mad to roll him”

There’s only one conceivable reason that should force Bill English from office: that he’s had enough. Otherwise, he be mad to budge; and his colleagues would be mad to roll him . . .

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Labour’s urgent need to change leadership rules

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Labour’s reactionary pivot on immigration carries considerable risk

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Labour’s reactionary pivot on immigration carries considerable risk

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Labour’s lack of fresh thinking and new ideas

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Under MMP Labour have gradually surrendered rural NZ

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The real reason Jacinda is deputy leader

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Embrace the anger, Andy!

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Neoliberalism has simply come to mean as things are

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