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A New Majority Nirvana Out Of Reach of National

Tuesday, 28 January 2003, 12:07 am | Paulo Politico

For National to ever take power, core voter constituencies of Maori voters, Pacific Islands voters, trade unionists, students, beneficiaries would have to be won over. But if National did this its small, selective, group of core supporters would walk. More >>

Scandal Swirling Leadership Bids, And Race-Baiting

Friday, 24 January 2003, 10:29 am | Paulo Politico

At a time when the opposition parties are at a low point, consumed by scandal, infighting and embarrassing gaffes, the government appears able to continue almost unchallenged. It is a scenario that one might expect during the first year of the first term of ... More >>

Paulo Politico: Prebble’s Nightmare Unleashed

Thursday, 16 January 2003, 10:45 am | Paulo Politico

Troubleshooters in politics will no doubt privately say Prebble is ACTivating the only option available to him – isolating a cancer [the scandal] before it infects the entire party. But scandal and intrigue's what the ACT Party is all about. More >>

Brownlee’s Uranium Breath Leadership Challenge

Friday, 10 January 2003, 5:23 pm | Paulo Politico

It is likely that Brownlee will challenge English at National’s forthcoming caucus retreat in February. Whoever wins the leadership must demand consistency from his caucus colleagues. A clear, consistent and credible policy alternative is the only ... More >>

End of Year Dread Descends for English

Tuesday, 5 November 2002, 8:36 am | Paulo Politico

National Leader Bill English's political self-mutilation in recent days, insisting the SAS be withdrawn from Afghanistan, is testament to his lack of judgement. His party colleagues are wild! Is there a coupster in the wind? More >>

Paulo Politico - Worth’s Egypt Antics Defy Belief!

Tuesday, 29 October 2002, 10:04 am | Paulo Politico

National MP Richard Worth was selected to represent the opposition to mark the commemoration of the Battle of El Alamein. But during a commemorative service, Worth decided to go sightseeing! More >>

Beginners' Guide To Talking Down Economy

Thursday, 15 August 2002, 11:34 am | Paulo Politico

Opposition parties are supposed to oppose the government and offer an alternative to government. However that does not give opposition parties licence to talk down the economy. Tragically that reality has been lost on many politicians, particularly ... More >>

Fronting Up To Mediocrity

Thursday, 6 June 2002, 11:40 am | Paulo Politico

National's 'Fronting Up' tour will get its leader Bill English out of Wellington - albeit bruised and battered. But will it claw back a few votes for the tories? Paulo Politico doubts it. More >>

$2,300,000,000: Dr Cullen’s finest hour

Wednesday, 29 May 2002, 1:38 pm | Paulo Politico

On reflection, Paulo Politico says Budget 2002 is Finance Minister Michael Cullen's 'Finest Hour". After three years in office, the Labour Minister of Finance was able to report to the House that the operating surplus for the 2001/02 financial year ... More >>

More Jobs, Reduced UE, Policies Are Delivering

Tuesday, 14 May 2002, 9:11 am | Paulo Politico

New Zealand is outperforming the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, the Czech Republic, and France in providing jobs. But most exciting are Household Labour Force Survey figures showing falls in unemployment across regions. The performance ... More >>

What Woes Wellingtonians, Boxing Bill or Economics

Wednesday, 8 May 2002, 8:07 am | Paulo Politico

Wellingtonians are unlikely to be seduced by the sight of a sweaty Bill English getting punched around inside a boxing ring. The Government's economic performance will. Paulo Politico considers a TKO. More >>

Feedback – to Paulo Politico’s ‘Labour is Ahead'

Friday, 3 May 2002, 9:19 am | Paulo Politico

Irrelevant Accusations and Paulo Politico's Response: The April 30 article 'Labour Ahead in Boundary Allocations' by Paulo Politico shows a lack of understanding of MMP. It's true that the changes have created a number of safe Labour seats. The only ... More >>

The Count Is On: Labour 44 – All Others 23

Tuesday, 30 April 2002, 11:24 am | Paulo Politico

The recently released electoral boundaries are a victory for the Labour Party. As a rule it is in the interests of the opposition party (National in this case) to create as many marginal electorates as possible. A whole swag of marginal seats is ... More >>