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by Hayden Macpherson · 29/06/2017 3pm
Freedom of speech is widely regarded as one of the cardinal features of a liberal democracy, and one of the most precious components of the ancient English traditions of liberty, that we here in New Zealand have inherited. Indeed, it is a matter of pride for most Kiwis that New Zealand consistently ...
State Control of Kids
by Owen LLewellyn · 27/06/2017 9pm
The key issue in the entire discussion is simply this: shall the parent or the State be the overseer of the child?
Syrian SU-22 shot down by US led forces
by Owen LLewellyn · 21/06/2017 9pm
Sunday, a Navy F-18 Hornet shot down a Syrian air force jet, an act of war against a nation with which Congress has never declared or authorized a war.
Brexit
by Owen LLewellyn · 21/06/2017 9pm
Where Britain is leading on this, soon many more are likely to want to follow. I say this not puerile presumption, but a tangible projection based on one very important thing: the view of Europeans themselves.
Islam Hate Speech
by Owen LLewellyn · 20/06/2017 7pm
Andrew Atkin, from the censored Facebook group - Kiwis Against the Islamification of New Zealand, breaks down why this is such an ominous and concerning turn of events.
NZ gun Lobby
by Owen LLewellyn · 17/06/2017 8pm
Police Minister, Paula Bennett has held back the tide of anti-gun legislation. Rejecting 13 out of 20 recommendations of the select committee inquiry into the illegal possession of firearms. Sensibly, Bennett listened to the gun lobby, made up of overwhelmingly law abiding citizens, and understood ...
Winston Peters kicks of the Islam debate for election year in New Zealand
by Owen LLewellyn · 11/06/2017 3pm
It was only a matter of time before Winston Peters figured out that there are growing concerns among Kiwis about the possibility of the Muslim community increasing in New Zealand and what that might mean. In parliament last week he effectively started the official public debate about the growth of ...
by Alex Eastwood-Williams · 11/06/2017 12am
The most important British general election in a generation has resulted in a narrow victory for British unionism, and absolute humiliation for Prime Minister Theresa May. Before we delve into why, let's recap what happened for the benefit of anyone who may have just returned from the Planet Mars, ...
by Alex Eastwood-Williams · 08/06/2017 6pm
We have just hours to go before the great British public deliver their verdict in a contest between two, quite frankly, unthinkably awful options. At time of writing polls have just opened in the second most important British election of the last 50 years, the most important of course being last ...
Check Point
by Eric Peters · 06/06/2017 8pm
The slippery slope argument gets mocked a lot – but here’s another case that proves the point: Utah has just done what thinking brains knew was inevitably coming. The state government has nearly halved the legal threshold defining what risibly continues to be called “drunk” driving (see here) from ...

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