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This is a selection of tweets about the application of the US political term ‘Beltway’ to New Zealand politics, and in particular to the Labour Party and the leadership contest. The most recent tweets are first. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted yesterday at liberation
Labour leadership Audrey Young (Herald): Enough support in caucus? 'I don't know', says David Cunliffe TVNZ: 'Musical chairs' on Labour leadership won't work – Cunliffe Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Cunliffe seeks 'new mandate' to lead Labour Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): The Soap Box: Those who can't learn from history are destined to repeat it Andrea Vance (Stuff): Cunliffe offers olive branch TVNZ: Cunliffe says future Labour leader faces huge task TV3: Cunliffe open to Robertson as deputy Adam Hollingworth (TV3): Robertson takes swipe at Cunliffe Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Social media support for Cunliffe Susan Wood (Newstalk ZB): Susan's Editorial: Leadership... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at liberation
Labour leadership Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): The Soap Box: Labour's leadership tussle Rachel Smalley (Newstalk ZB): Labour can't afford another leadership disaster Stuff: Cunliffe wrong to contest leadership: Key Brennan McDonald: Elected governments are temporary Herald: Mallard email says he won't be gagged – report Saeran Maniparathy (Beehive Mandate): A Totally Different Cunliffe – Paul Henry Show Toby Manhire (Herald): Nightmare of the long knives Wayne Mapp (Pundit): Not another column about the Labour leadership Phoebe Fletcher (Pundit): How David Cunliffe is like Scarlett Johansson David Farrar (Kiwiblog): How will Cunliffe go? Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Whay Labour needs a leadership... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at liberation
Labour Toby Manhire (Herald): Nightmare of the long knives Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Does Grant Robertson have the numbers? TVNZ: Is Grant Robertson Labour's next leader? Patrick Gower (TV3): 'ABC' forcing Cunliffe to quit Simon Wilson (Metro): The Customer is Always Right Tracy Watkins and Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Grant Robertson talks Labour leadership Liz Banas (Radio NZ): Labour leader weighing up his future Selwyn Manning (Daily Blog): Stuart Nash – Red To The Rescue? Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Labour crisis falling into farce Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Powerless Cunliffe told to quit Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Cunliffe on break, not commenting on Labour... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at liberation
This is a selection of some of the more interesting tweets about Labour’s poor election result and the subsequent issues about Labour’s leadership. The most recent tweets are first. More will be added. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at liberation
Labour Party Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Uncomplicated Loyalties: Why Cunliffe and the Labour Left Cannot Win TVNZ: Is David Cunliffe preparing to quit Labour leadership? John Armstrong (Herald): Leadership election rules full of pitfalls Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Why Cunliffe should probably just let Nash & Robertson win Dominion Post: Editorial: Labour needs a likeable leader Pete George (Your NZ): Whip Hipkins smartly positioned David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Numbers bad for Cunliffe Susan St. John (Daily Blog): So Labour shifted too far to the left? Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Cunliffe considers next move as no early vote Rosemary McLeod (Stuff): Lots left... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at liberation
Labour Party John Armstrong (Herald): It's time for Labour to call a halt to all this madness Gordon Campbell (Scoop): On Cunliffe’s Last Stand Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Labour woes: Rift between the Davids? Brian Rudman (Herald): Labour must retake centre-left, with a new leader Fran O'Sullivan (Herald): Time for sidelined Labour MPs to step up Rob Salmond (Polity): Chicken bones: Median voter Rob Hosking (NBR): Labour's woes: months of bloodletting lie ahead (paywalled) Jono Natusch: The Labour numbers game TVNZ: Cunliffe refuses to say sorry, pleads for halt to leaks Corin Dann (TVNZ): Cunliffe to fight tooth and nail for... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at liberation
National Colin James (ODT): Eye on the future a brake on change Timothy Brown (ODT): Attacks on National offices 'unfortunate' Southland Times: They've been thinking Mike Mather (Stuff): Brakes come off government's RMA reform Waikato Times: Balance is Key's challenge Gerard Hutching (Stuff): Farmers look forward to resource law reform Hamish McNicol (Stuff): Unions wary of employment bill Isaac Davison (Herald): Key close to missing Obama call TVNZ: National's contentious laws back on agenda TV3: John Key's outlook, goals for the next three years WSW: Workers and youth voice disgust over New Zealand election Rachel Smalley (Newstalk ZB): The election... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at liberation
National Guardian: John Key secures New Zealand's first majority government in 18 years George Barton (Beehive Mandate): National Majority- need we fear? Tracy Watkins (Stuff): No rest for Key as schedule heats up Timaru Herald: A vote for stability Southland Times: A question asked and answered Liz Banas (Radio NZ): Key pledges again not to veer to the right Dominion Post: Voters deliver Key sweeping mandate Hamish Rutehrford (Stuff): Shuffle ahead for National Katie Kenny and Brittany Mann (Stuff): Fresh faces in new Parliament Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): National presses on with reform TVNZ: Key won't let MPs get arrogant after... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at liberation
This is a selection of tweets about and on polling day in the New Zealand general election. The most recent are at the top. More will be added: retweet any further suggestions to: bryce_edwards [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at liberation
Voting and end of campaign Toby Manhire (Herald): We'll laugh about this ... in 50 years John Armstrong (Herald): Intriguing end to remarkable election campaign Gordon Campbell (Scoop): On a campaign that is ending as it began Stephen Keys: Election 2014 – Looking out for number one Tim Watkin (Pundit): The story's not done yet - a final post Chris Trotter (Bowalley Road): Getting The Message Russell Brown (Public Address): Time to Vote Andrew Geddis (Pundit): Will Judith Collins cost John Key his third term? Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): It's been a strange election campaign Claire Trevett (Herald): Gamemakers wreak... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at liberation
Conservatives Newstalk ZB: Colin Craig, press secretary part ways Herald: Colin Craig's press secretary quits, reportedly calls him a 'manipulative man' TV3: Colin Craig: Public doesn't trust Govt RNZ: Craig says party will get over threshold Steve Braunias (Metro): Campaign Diary: Day 12 Peter Cresswell (Not PC): Don’t vote for Colon Leaders debate TVNZ: Fast and feisty final leaders debate Claire Trevett (Herald): Final debate: Leaders keen to avoid Dotcom Adam Bennett (Herald): Fourth debate: No power sharing with Peters Herald: Key v Cunliffe: Who won the fourth debate? Stuff: Leaders' debate: Numbers don't add up Simon Wong (TV3): Leaders:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at liberation
‘Moment of Truth’ Russell Brown (Public Address): Interview: Glenn Greenwald Steve Braunias (Metro): Steve Braunias’ Campaign Diary: Day 11 Jarrod Gilbert: Right and wrong don’t matter: what we can learn from Nixon Herald: Southern Cross' chief executive: Key should check his facts Eileen Goodwin (ODT): 'I don't think' NSA has bases here: Key TVNZ: John Key dismisses mass surveillance project claims Aimee Gulliver: Spooks aren't capable of bulk spying: Key TV3: Dotcom's former bodyguard trusts Key The Press: Editorial: Serious issues need answers Tova O’Brien (TV3): John Key quiet on XKeyscore Radio NZ: 'Moment of Truth' on world stage David... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at liberation
Moment of Truth and GCSB Ryan Gallagher (The Intercept): The Questions for New Zealand on mass surveillance Edward Snowden (The Intercept): NZ’s PM isn’t telling the truth about mass surveillance Glenn Greenwald and Ryan Gallagher (The Intercept): NZ launched mass surveillance project while publicly denying it Tim Hume (CNN): Snowden, Assange, Greenwald, Dotcom: Can this gang of four take down a PM? Dene Mckenzie (ODT): Key will weather the storm Andrea Vance (Stuff): The Snowden files: What did we learn? Claire Trevett (Herald): PM calls for evidence of surveillance Rob Hosking (NBR): The 'Big Reveal' shows more, and less, than... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at liberation
Greenwald and GCSB Andrea Vance (Stuff): Spy scandal - what we know and what we don't No Right Turn: Key lies to us again Paul Buchanan (Kiwipolitico): Double Trouble David Fisher (Herald): John Key denied internet cables tapped by NSA Bloomberg: New Zealand says it will release documents to deny Glenn Greenwald’s ‘proof’ that nation spied on its citizens The Standard: The enablers Liam Hyslop (Stuff): Kim Dotcom: Seven 'Moment of Truth' alternatives Radio NZ: Greenwald claims NZ data already collected Rob O’Neill: Dotcom, Greenwald, Assange and Snowden target New Zealand Tim Watkin (Pundit): Keeping up with the rapid story... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at liberation
This is a selection of the instant reaction and analysis on Twitter to the revelation of the purported email relating to John Key’s involvement in Kim Dotcom’s extradition ‘entrapment’. The most recent tweets are first. More will be added. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at liberation
Glenn Greenwald Michael Botur (Herald): The GCSB does not conduct mass surveillance on Kiwis - Key Stephen Keys (Unframed): Greenwald, GCSB and the war on dissent Bryce Edwards (liberation): Top tweets about Glenn Greenwald and New Zealand spying Andrew Gunn (Stuff): Here comes a mega-download Radio NZ: Revelations could cause 'diplomatic blowback' Steve Kilgallon (Stuff): Kim Dotcom to reveal spying details Newswire: Key: Mass surveillance did not go ahead Radio NZ: Greenwald to reveal details of spying claims Claire Trevett (Herald): Spying claims force PM to release classified documents TVNZ: Internet-Mana: Release of spy documents an abuse of PM's authority... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at liberation
This is a selection of some of the more interesting tweets relating to investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald’s visit to New Zealand to talk about state surveillance. The most recent tweets are first. More will be added. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at liberation
Campaign Simon Wilson (Metro): Let Battle Begin Steve Braunias (Metro): Campaign Diary: Day 6 Audrey Young (Herald): Election 2014: Key support slumps in latest poll No Right Turn: A clear difference on child poverty Victoria Young (NBR): Conservative Party drops court action after Electoral Commission backs down (paywalled) Election Data Consortium: Busting Myths About Non-Voters Matthew Beveridge: Beginning of the end: Reporters on Twitter? Josh White (Newstalk ZB): Surprising level of undecided voters Listener: The things that matter Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Craig denies booze tax to pay for tax-free band Aimee Gulliver (Stuff): Social media the new campaign trail Siobhan... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at liberation
Leaders’ debate Derek Cheng (Herald): Leaders debate: Tax cut in spotlight Andrea Vance (Stuff): Leaders trade wisecracks Herald: Labour comes out on top in Rate The Debate dial Simon Wong (TV3): Leaders tackle taxes, inequality in debate Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Leaders debate: Dog quip sticks Herald: Key v Cunliffe: Who won the debate? TVNZ: John Key and David Cunliffe face-off in the third leaders debate Derek Cheng (Herald): Leaders debate: Tax cut in spotlight Stephanie Rodger (The Standard): A clear Cunliffe win Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Who won the final leaders debate? Radio NZ: Leaders challenge tax plans in latest debate... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at liberation
Economy RNZ: Key hits back over poverty claims Shabnam Dastgheib (Stuff): Child welfare experts slam tax cuts Rachel Smalley (Newstalk ZB): Who will be brave enough to tackle poverty? Stuff: Harawira: Child hunger the 'litmus test' TVNZ: Majority calls for rise in minimum wage Herald: Editorial: Greens' wage policy has to be affordable for country Gordon Campbell (Werewolf): 19 Reasons Why We Can’t Afford Another National Government Press: Editorial: Two views on the way ahead Newstalk ZB: Child poverty group calling for cross-party action Radio NZ: Doubts over cross-party poverty agreement Kate Chapman (TVNZ): Vote Compass: Government should do more... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at liberation
National Herald Editorial: PM's promise of tax cuts shows lack of judgment Vernon Small (Stuff): Nats fail hypocrisy test Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Taxpayers asked to blindly wait Gordon Campbell (Scoop): On National’s phantom tax cut package Brent Edwards (RNZ): Tax cut announcement light on detail Adam Bennett (Herald): PM short-changes voters with $10 offer, says Labour TVNZ: Cunliffe: National's tax plan can be written on back of $5 note No Right Turn: That empty void again Rob Salmond (Polity): Key waves hands, insipidly Adam Bennett (Herald): National announces tax cuts for 2017 Simon Wong (TV3): National confirms tax cuts by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at liberation
Campaign John Armstrong (Herald): Conservatives can expect hard time Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Many grenades on this campaign trail Steve Braunias (Stuff): The secret diary of . . . the party leaders Audrey Young (Herald): 12 days left to save campaign Duncan Garner (Radio Live): Two weeks to go – John Key in the box seat to win Claire Trevett (Herald): Cunliffe: Three parties max in any Labour-led government Isaac Davison (Herald): Kiwis sceptical about Dotcom Patrick Gower (Herald): Get off the blunder bus and take control Paul Little (Herald): Misfits machine draws teen vote Michael Sergel (Newstalk ZB): Coalition quandaries... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at liberation
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An initial selection of cartoons to show how the Dirty Politics scandal is being conveyed by cartoonists etc. More will be added. Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at liberation
On Friday at 7pm I’m interviewing Nicky Hager at a University Book Shop Dunedin meeting. I’ve asked Twitter for some ideas of what I should be asking him. Below are the Twitter replies so far. I’ll try to put all the questions to Hager at the meeting, but am not expecting him to necessarily answer every one. To add more questions to the list, please tweet them to me @bryce_edwards or leave a comment below. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at liberation