Don Brash

Political goals and the follies of economic targeting

Fri 21 Apr

Setting economic targets gives politicians the chance to sound decisive and ambitious; they can provide an impression that something is being done.
They can even sound visionary if you like that sort of thing.

AGGRESSIVE ADVERTISING PROMISED: Hobson's Pledge frontman Don Brash

Order Paper: Election 2017: We don’t need no re-runs

Fri 10 Mar 1

And both those previous elections were not really the kind of thing you’d want to repeat on you.

AGGRESSIVE ADVERTISING PROMISED: Hobson's Pledge frontman Don Brash

Order Paper: Election 2017: We don’t need no re-runs

Fri 10 Mar

We live in an age of remakes and reissues, remixes and repeats. It looks as though that includes election campaigns.

NBR VIEW: Brash keen to exploit court ruling on political broadcasts to push Hobson’s Pledge

Thu 2 Mar 4

'We will be campaigning hard to make the race issue an important issue in this election,” Don Brash tells NBR View's Susan Wood.

Private Bin: Paintergate Trumped

Fri 24 Feb

Heading off to the Mt Albert by-election this Saturday, Labour candidate Jacinda Ardern put up, at a fundraising auction, an artwork involving the electorate's most famous former MP, Helen Clark, mounted on a representation of the kiwi with a laser eye that somebody submitted as a flag design for last year's referendum, facing down US president Donald Trump, mounted on a dinosaur.

Don Brash

Don Brash and the Winston conundrum

Thu 16 Feb 4

Don Brash's endorsement of Winston Peters is a really large, flea-ridden rodent for Labour and Green party members to swallow.

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