Best of Political Analysis

RSS
Claire Trevett: Chameleon Key a happy distraction for Labour
Claire Trevett: Chameleon Key a happy distraction for Labour

We are now halfway through the three-week marathon of what Labour likes to call hustings meetings for its leadership contestants…

John Armstrong: Shadow lingers on National

The rotten smell of the contents of Nicky Hager's book Dirty Politics will linger around the Government this term, writes…

John Armstrong: John Key drops clue on real agenda

John Key's speech today outlining the National Government’s legislative and policy programme was unusually non-contentious…

John Armstrong: Here's dinky Dave and Stoner Phil

It was not so much the strange case of the man of the cloth as the odd cut of the man's cloth.

Claire Trevett: English's plan to save the children: scrap RMA
Claire Trevett: English's plan to save the children: scrap RMA

The Prime Minister might get to choose who sits where in the Cabinet and on his front bench, but it seems National's caucus…

Claire Trevett: Bottled-up venom leaking into leadership battle
Claire Trevett: Bottled-up venom leaking into leadership battle

Labour's happy but ineffective Vote Positive slogan is past its expiry date and appears to have been replaced by "Vote Passive-Aggressive"…

John Armstrong: Leadership election rules full of pitfalls
John Armstrong: Leadership election rules full of pitfalls

To point out the potential pitfalls in Labour's new method of changing and choosing its leader was to incur the usual wrath…

John Armstrong: It's time for Labour to call a halt to all this madness
John Armstrong: It's time for Labour to call a halt to all this madness

David Cunliffe may still be Labour's leader by name. But for all intents and purposes his tenure at the party's helm is…

Best of Political Analysis

John Armstrong: Moment of 'struth' sees Dotcom bubble burst

John Armstrong: Moment of 'struth' sees Dotcom bubble burst

Hell hath no fury like a voter who feels he or she has been treated like a fool.

114
comments

Fran O'Sullivan: Key wins - now let's focus on real issues

Fran O'Sullivan: Key wins - now let's focus on real issues

John Key goes into the home straight of the election campaign with his integrity publicly intact after the Kim Dotcom fiasco.

41
comments

In Epsom, always time for a cuppa

In Epsom, always time for a cuppa

Conservatives Colin Craig and Christine Rankin headed out on the campaign trail in Newmarket yesterday - so what reaction did they get?

John Armstrong: Key soothes voters with status quo

John Armstrong: Key soothes voters with status quo

National is not short of policy. Just look at the party's website, writes John Armstrong. But there is little that leaps out and grabs your attention.

99
comments

Claire Trevett: Schoolyard one-upmanship at expense of detail

Claire Trevett: Schoolyard one-upmanship at expense of detail

For the past month, National leader John Key and Labour leader David Cunliffe have bemoaned the focus on Dirty Politics and the lack of attention to their policies.

33
comments

Brian Fallow: Housing costs back under spotlight

Brian Fallow: Housing costs back under spotlight

The Productivity Commission has been sent back into the minefield of housing costs.

48
comments

John Armstrong: Greens need to compromise to get ahead

John Armstrong: Greens need to compromise to get ahead

The Greens face an old dilemma: remain pure but powerless. Or go centrist and compromise and get things done, writes John Armstrong.

123
comments

John Armstrong: Conservatives can expect hard time

John Armstrong: Conservatives can expect hard time

If Colin Craig thinks it's been a struggle getting his Conservative Party close enough in the polls to clear the 5 per cent threshold on election day then he hasn't seen anything yet.

84
comments

Claire Trevett: Winston woos with one-liners

Claire Trevett: Winston woos with one-liners

Winston Peters harks back to a New Zealand of the 1950s and 1960s when everybody had a job and immigrants didn't take them. "We're not anti-immigration up here," he says. "Crikey! I'm half Scots."

54
comments

Brian Rudman: Dotcom's been pipped ... but it's politics as usual

Brian Rudman: Dotcom's been pipped ... but it's politics as usual

Spare a thought for German money-bags Kim Dotcom. He's spending more than $3 million to buy himself into the general election.

140
comments
Best of Political Analysis Archives

© Copyright 2014, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf01 at 31 Oct 2014 06:43:40 Processing Time: 1742ms