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by Alex Eastwood-Williams · 15/11/2018 9pm
There are many types of democracies out there, but with its long history and complex unwritten constitution, British democracy is like no other - so I've compiled a short guide so you at home can run your democracy the way the British run theirs! STEP ONE: Give away most of your decision making abilities to foreign bureaucrats If you're in the government, ...
by Items on the Balustrade · 05/09/2018 10pm
Golriz Ghahraman could make a human rights issue out of a minor rules change for hiring the local memorial hall. So there is certainly nothing that could be presented to the New Zealand Parliament that would not provide an opportunity for her to lay out her bona fides with regard to one noble cause or another. There are no wave through legislation tweaks or ...
by Items on the Balustrade · 05/07/2018 9am
The fourth committee stage of the Social Security Legislation ReWrite was the perfect opportunity to observe the government benches with their hair down, so to speak. Tonight’s session was one of those procedural pantomimes that are a necessary part of the process to progress bills through the house.
by Items on the Balustrade · 26/06/2018 11pm
"All God’s creatures got a place in the choir." Or so Foster and Allen told us. Everyone has a role. You don’t have to be the star. So the Labour party have found a role for Anahila Kanongata’a-Suisuiki and Marja Lubeck.
Judith Collins
by Items on the Balustrade · 08/05/2018 5pm
Talking back to the Headmaster is never a good idea, as Stuart Nash, Minister for Police found out this afternoon in parliament. Nash was bravely defending the government’s position regarding its success, or lack thereof, in fulfilling its promises for Police recruitment. Nathan Guy and others were having some great sport identifying the differences between ...
Ian Lees-Galloway
by Items on the Balustrade · 02/05/2018 7pm
In an ironic twist, government Minister for Workplace Relations, Ian Lees-Galloway, sets fine example by verbally abusing a National party MP and then storming out of the chamber.
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