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by Alex Eastwood-Williams · 18/12/2017 11pm
2017 has been a deeply disappointing year for those of us on the right-wing or populist end of the political spectrum, with the hard-won victories of 2016 turning to a bitter counter-attack from the establishment in 2017. Though one could be fooled by the sudden rise of Emmanuel Macron and Jacinda ...
Nigel Farage
by Owen LLewellyn · 17/12/2017 6pm
The UK parliament last week ensured a crucial amendment to the proposed EU Withdrawal Bill . A group of 12 ‘rebel’ Tories defied their party whip.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 05/12/2017 9am
In response to my article about the Golriz Ghahraman I received a number of claims that she had done no wrong and never attempted to hide or embellish her life's story. This is easily disproved and David Farrar created a list so that I don't have to: 1. Nov 16 – Green newsletter. Says “worked as a ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 01/12/2017 6pm
It's not really a problem when you've never lived under enemy fire, worked as a defense attorney for war criminals, posed for photos with said war criminals, and co-authored a paper denying genocide. It's just a problem when your life is presented as being the opposite of what it really is. Where ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 07/11/2017 2pm
I consider Mark Steyn to be one of the best and most relevant commentators of our time. His words are almost always on point and his books from a decade ago read like prophetic visions of a dark future fast becoming reality. In his blog post, The Triumph of Amoral Will , he sums up the scene.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 06/11/2017 9pm
The fireworks seem louder and brighter than last year. Maybe it was just the new neighbours, but we certainly got the impression that the horizon looked and sounded more spectacular this year. The fun police get louder every year and you never know when they could ban the celebration.
by Alex Eastwood-Williams · 05/11/2017 8pm
The new government is facing what the New Zealand Herald have described as its "first international crisis", after European Union ambassador Bernard Savage condemned the government's plans to reopen trade negotiations with Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Quoth the article, At a briefing on Tuesday ...
Jacinda Ardern Communist
by Owen LLewellyn · 29/10/2017 7pm
With Jacinda Ardern duly sworn in as Prime Minister, what can we expect to see over the next 3 or more years? In a nutshell: more government, more taxes, and more centralised control. You won’t be surprised to hear any of that, but we can also expect more poverty. “No. Surely not,” you point out. “ ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 27/10/2017 10am
For nearly a month after the election, this country did not have a government. There were continuous stories about how Winston Peters was keeping everyone waiting and that he should just hurry up. There were any number of coalition options possible, but since a "Grand Coalition" and a "Blue Green" ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 26/10/2017 9am
Just over a month ago, on the 22nd of September, Facebook suspended the Make New Zealand Great Again page for "hate speech". There is of course, no real way to appeal such a decision and no way to get in touch with a real person at Facebook who can do something about it. Two days later, there was ...
by Alex Eastwood-Williams · 01/10/2017 5pm
A few weeks ago I created a graph of almost every political party in New Zealand history, to show how most of them were formed by merging with other ones and that political parties are almost always formed by coalescing with other parties, rather than as new movements on their own: Parties ...
ACT New Zealand needs to hit the reset button big time and it will be much easier to do that in opposition.  They need to get back to their roots and be loud and proud as the Libertarian/Classical Liberal voice of New Zealand.
by Owen LLewellyn · 26/09/2017 4pm
ACT will not be part of any coalition government this term. Good. ACT New Zealand needs to hit the reset button big time and it will be much easier to do that in opposition. They need to get back to their roots and be loud and proud as the Libertarian/Classical Liberal voice of New Zealand. Their ...
by Alex Eastwood-Williams · 26/09/2017 11am
The 2017 election result has seen Winston Peters and New Zealand First become the "kingmaker" - however, preliminary information on voter demographics suggests that the people who put NZ First into Parliament in 2017 are not the same people who put them there in 2011 and 2014. Although the full ...
by Alex Eastwood-Williams · 22/09/2017 7pm
It's considered by many to be the most unpredictable election in a generation, but Right Minds NZ's Alex Eastwood-Williams attempts to predict the unpredictable election. This has been probably the rockiest and most unpredictable election campaign in my lifetime, with wide discrepancies between ...
by Alex Eastwood-Williams · 13/09/2017 7am
When I look at politics in the 21st century, I'm reminded of one of my all-time favourite quotes by Ronald Reagan: " You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. " Although it's a line from a speech ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 12/09/2017 9pm
Tim Wilms from The Unshackled is in New Zealand to observe our election first-hand, and his report on the Labour Party is spot on. Jacinda has focused on two issues: more taxes and abortion on demand. Post-birth abortion for the elderly is also on the table. Issues regarding the economy, tax and ...
Dieuwe de Boer analyses the NZ election campaign
by Owen LLewellyn · 03/09/2017 8pm
Dieuwe de Boer of Right Minds NZ is interviewed on The Unshackled and gives an insightful rundown on the forthcoming NZ General Election. de Boer identifies housing as probably the biggest policy issue coming into this election. Perhaps surprisingly, he identifies Labour as having the best approach ...
by Alex Eastwood-Williams · 21/08/2017 4pm
Once again, the most unpredictable election we've ever had changes shape following the third major resignation in four weeks: this time of United Future's sole MP Peter Dunne. This decision completely alters the electoral landscape: Ohariu, which looked like it was about to become the most ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 14/08/2017 9am
In a supposed effort to refurbish the Auckland War Memorial Museum, reclaim space, and "connect with a younger audience", the armoury is being packed into storage.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 10/08/2017 5pm
I know what you're thinking, but please hear me out. There have been plenty of people outraged over Mike Hosking being picked to moderate the election debates since he's considered a National Party hack. But is there any unbiased person in our media class?

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