Here are ten explanations, excuses or distractions Bill English might like to employ over the coming days in response to news that his long promised budget surplus looks to have disappeared.
Andrew Little’s good early start is making me look bad.
Cameron Slater has claimed that people within Labour have tried to kill him. Shortly after Slater made this astonishing claim, I received from an anonymous source a recording of a conversation between senior Labour Party members in which a plan to kill Slater is discussed.
Apologise? What for? I’m not sorry for anything. I have done nothing wrong. It’s Phil Goff who should be apologising. It’s Phil Goff who should resign.
It’s time to admit that the Andrew Little leadership experiment has been a failure. A terrible failure.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has sprung a surprise by picking Chinese President Xi Jinping to start in this weekend’s test against Wales at the Millennium Stadium.
We need to get in behind the new Labour leader. Let’s focus on the need to defeat National in 2017, and not concern ourselves too much with the utter destruction of everything we had ever hoped to achieve for this country.
Some talking points for my right-wing readers. If you are a Labour Party member or supporter, this post is definitely not for you.
The Crusades were a time of horror, violence and appalling intolerance towards people of different faiths, and would have made for some smashing TV if they’d had CNN back then. But our politicians can also learn from the events of the Crusades.
John Key has offended many with his joke about murderer Phillip Smith. So how does he explain his lapse?