An open letter to John Boscawen, ACT Party President

An open letter to the ACT Party President on why I am the obvious choice for leader

Booze-busting Banks Divides ACT

A bitter fight has erupted within the ACT Party over the decision by leader John Banks to vote against keeping the alcohol purchasing age at 18. The move by Banks to support measures to further control the supply of liquor has some party strategists worried. They are concerned that an increasingly sober populace in control…

My Advice To ACT

Ditch John Banks He will just destroy what remains of your party. This will be a hard call, but it is the right thing to do. Banks is a moral conservative with authoritarian impulses. He is now contemplating talking to the Conservatives, although to his credit Colin Craig wants to go nowhere near the festering…

ACT Gets The Green Light

Although the ACT Party is floundering in the polls, the party today launched a bold new transport policy. ACT Leader Dr Don Brash said he was confident that the public of New Zealand would embrace the policy once they understood its detail. “We look forward to working with a National-led government to introduce this initiative,”…

Who’s Number Three?

We’re all on tenterhooks, wondering who the mysterious person at number 3 on the ACT list is. My picks, from most likely to least likely are: Stephen Wilce: The former defence force fantasist is back in the country, after a stint undercover in Afghanistan for the CIA. If Actoids can be sold the lie that…

PM To Asylum Seekers: Go Back!

Prime Minister John Key has told a group of asylum seekers that they are not welcome. The carload of people was intercepted after a late model BMW was detected parking up outside a National Party Epsom electorate committee meeting. Security at the border of the hall where the meeting was being held kept the asylum…

David Garrett To Return?

He stole the identity of a dead baby, and now he’s stolen Don Brash’s heart. Belinda McCammon at Stuff reports: ACT leader Don Brash has left the door open for a political comeback by disgraced former MP David Garrett after police cleared Mr Garrett of fraud. Dr Brash said yesterday he was “absolutely delighted for Mr…

ACT Strikes The Jackpot With Clarkson

Andrea Vance reports on Stuff that Former National MP Bob “the Builder” Clarkson is defecting to the ACT Party. Clarkson has all the attributes the ACT Party is looking for. He’s: old rich white male irrelevant a former National MP a “colourful” character (I could use stronger language to describe him, but I would be…