Sherlock Shearer?

In Parliament on Thursday during his Budget speech, John Key likened David Shearer and Dr Russel Norman to Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in the famous Conan-Doyle novel The Hound of the Baskervilles. It seems that John Key is so impressed by David Shearer’s powers of deduction and razor-sharp mind, that he cannot help but…

Labour responds to "Devil-Beast" claim

Labour leader and diabolical master of puppets, David Shearer Labour Party MPs have rubbished claims by John Key during his Budget speech that Labour are the “Devil-Beast”.The Prime Minister made the comments during a fiery debate over Bill English’s budget. “It will be about National versus the Devil-Beast”, Mr Key said of the 2014 election. “I know…

The 2013 Budget: live updates

Tune in here for up-to-date coverage of the big event. I’ll be updating this page all afternoon. 1:32 pmThat was a pleasant enough lunch.1:57 pm  Tremendous excitement is building, as speculation mounts that Sean “Diddy” Coombs may be joining the cast of Downton Abbey. 1:59 pm I am scratching now. 2:07 pm Bill English is…

It’s that day

Today is a big day for our news media. They will be gearing up for a huge effort, so expect to hear only one major news story today.On this day the attention of the news media will be focused on the efforts of one person. What will that person reveal? What effect will it have…