Tag Archives: Barry Soper

Soper on the Government’s terrible week — Kiwiblog

Barry Soper writes: But like everything with this Government, transparency is like mud in your eye. Asked about her decision to can the European jaunt, the Beehive spin-doctors simply said: “Options have been looked into but nothing has been confirmed.” Perhaps they were waiting for an American diplomat to tweet her impending trip to Europe, as one…

Soper on the Government’s terrible week — Kiwiblog

What are they hiding? — Kiwiblog

Barry Soper writes: Did The Greens actually have buy-in to the promise by Jacinda Ardern to make her Government the most transparent ever?If they did then they’re not living up to her promise. … It’s the Cabinet door that appears to be firmly locked when it comes to the influence exerted by the Greens in…

via What are they hiding? — Kiwiblog

The parliamentary “rapist” speaks out — Kiwiblog

Barry Soper has interviewed the man who has been associated with Trevor Mallard’s claims that there is or was a rapist at Parliament. As one will see, a very different picture is painted from the man stood down. Barry Soper reports: Referring last week to the alleged assaults, Mallard said: “We’re talking about serious sexual…

via The parliamentary “rapist” speaks out — Kiwiblog

A Christian party? — Kiwiblog

Barry Soper reports: The coalition lifeline that National will need if it’s to have a chance at the next election looks set to come in the form of a Christian party led by one of its own, former Cabinet Minister Alfred Ngaro.Talk within the party’s been rife for weeks now with Ngaro’s plan being well…

via A Christian party? — Kiwiblog

Allegation of funding threat, Minister says comments ‘misconstrued’ — Your NZ

In a select committee submission,Steve Glassey, founder of Animal Evac NZ, alleged that a Minister said that criticisms could threaten funding. The Minister, Damien O’Connor, says that his comments were misconstrued. Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Threat allegation – PM did not expect minsters’ behaviour The threat allegation centres on last month’s fires in the Nelson […]

via Allegation of funding threat, Minister says comments ‘misconstrued’ — Your NZ

China puts Ardern visit on hold, postpones tourism launch — Your NZ

China appears to be putting a squeeze on Jacinda Ardern and New Zealand, with a visit to China by Ardern being postponed, and a joint ‘Year of Tourism’ launch being scuppered. In part this appears to be in response to block Huawei from supplying equipment for a major 5G broadband installation. Barry Soper (NZ Herald): […]

via China puts Ardern visit on hold, postpones tourism launch — Your NZ

Soper: Sarah Dowie, the police inquiry, and the text from her phone — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

COMMENT Sarah Dowie, the 43-year-old National MP for Invercargill, is in the spotlight over a text allegedly sent from her phone to Jami-Lee Ross including the words “you deserve to die”. We have …

via Soper: Sarah Dowie, the police inquiry, and the text from her phone — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

Soper unimpressed with Ardern’s first week back — Kiwiblog

Barry Soper writes: Jacinda Ardern would have wanted a better first week back at work. … Ardern was fustrated on many fronts, not the least that it was diverting attention away from other issues that she felt were much more important. Perhaps if she’d done what she said she’d be doing within days at the beginning of…

via Soper unimpressed with Ardern’s first week back — Kiwiblog

Soper: Massey ridiculous to ban Don Brash from speaking — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

COMMENT: If Massey University’s Vice Chancellor Jan Thomas really wanted to get a handle on hate speech she should go on social media and have a look at what the trolls are now saying about her. Banning …

via Soper: Massey ridiculous to ban Don Brash from speaking — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

Soper calls out Greens lies — Kiwiblog

Barry Soper writes: Greens co-leader Marama Davidson put out a statement about their changed position on the bill saying they’re supporting it “because the confidence and supply agreement holds us to it”. That’s simply not true. There’s no mention of it in the agreement, so her explanation’s more of an excuse than reality. It is…

via Soper calls out Greens lies — Kiwiblog

Barry Soper: How Maori Party hopes went up in smokes — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

The Māori Party will have done a lot of reflection as to why it’s no longer in politics. The answer’s pretty obvious, they didn’t represent the wishes of their people even though they felt they had …

via Barry Soper: How Māori Party hopes went up in smokes — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

Barry Soper: Paula Bennett’s hissy fit was right up there — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

As hissy fits go it was right up there. Paula Bennett may be half the size she used to be but she packs a punch in Parliament’s bear pit, although on this occasion it was a bit of self flagellation. Parliament’s …

via Barry Soper: Paula Bennett’s hissy fit was right up there — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

The NZ Herald Troll Farm and their predictions of doom for the Left — The Daily Blog

So far the Troll Farm at the NZ Herald comprising of Hosking, du Plesses-Allan, Hawkesby & Soper have all breathlessly foretold the end of this Government, the death of the Green Party & demise of NZ First – all in just 6 months! Not even the Book of Revelations is this apocalyptic. Include Hooton, an…

via The NZ Herald Troll Farm and their predictions of doom for the Left — The Daily Blog

Soper: Seven Maori seats are obsolete — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

The seven Maori seats in Parliament should be scrapped. The need for them has long passed. Originally they were only meant to be there for five years to give Maori the right to vote in the general election …

via Soper: Seven Maori seats are obsolete — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

Soper on the waka-jumping bill — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Barry Soper discusses the government’s anti-democratic waka-jumping bill: Quote: If you needed proof of the power that Winston Peters wields in this Government, then this bill’s it. It’s essentially his baby but it’s being sponsored by the Justice Minister Andrew Little. You can understand Peters objection to MPs coming into Parliament and then quitting the…

via Soper on the waka-jumping bill — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Soper on Steve Joyce’s hissy fit — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Barry Soper writes about Steve Joyce’s hissy fit: It comes as no surprise that Steven Joyce threw a hissy fit, throwing his toys out of the National Party cot and refusing to play with them anymore. His new boss Simon Bridges had told him he wasn’t getting his beloved finance role and that was the…

via Soper on Steve Joyce’s hissy fit — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Soper rates Bridges first day, turns out his second and third days were the same — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Barry Soper rates Simon Bridges first day on the job. It’s been called a political slush fund, a billion bucks a year over the next three years to give a shot in the arm to the regions. The custodian of the cash is Shane Jones, who has the responsibility of doling a dollop here and…

via Soper rates Bridges first day, turns out his second and third days were the same — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Controversial column from Barry Soper — Your NZ

There has been a quick reaction to an odd, seemingly hissy fit column by Barry Soper at NZ Herald. Like A dark day when @nzherald promotes racism & measuring blood proportionality to determine one’s Māoriness. Never ever seen such disgraceful bigotry posing as political reporting. Complaints to both Race Relations and Broadcasting Standards pending — […]

via Controversial column from Barry Soper — Your NZ

Soper on Winston, Jacinda and the secret agreement — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Barry Soper writes: Winston Peters stands alongside her, hands clasped front of him, in a haven’t-I-done-well posture, with a permanent smirk on his face. When asked a question, he defers to her, telling us this is the Prime Minister’s press conference. On the odd occasion he will answer, although briefly and without the usual barking…

via Soper on Winston, Jacinda and the secret agreement — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Barry Soper: Winston Peters drove a hard bargain — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

There must be something in the Auckland electorate of Mt Albert’s water. They’ve had the first elected woman Prime Minister in Helen Clark, they had a nice bloke in the role of Labour leader David Shearer …

via Barry Soper: Winston Peters drove a hard bargain — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

No Barry, only political retards think likes equal votes — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Barry Soper wonders if this election is the social media election: It has all the hallmarks of big brother is watching. Some would say it’s the dark ops of political parties these days, others of the cyber generation would say it’s fair game. It’s a getting to know you exercise without you knowing. It’s gleaning…

via No Barry, only political retards think likes equal votes — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Greens nothing more than Labour’s political retarded cousin

 

Barry Soper observes It was a year ago today that the Labour leadership stepped up to the podium with the Greens to mark the bond they’d formed to change the Government this year. They did something that would have sent a shiver up Helen Clark’s spine, embracing the Greens, saying after the election if they…

via Greens nothing more than Labour’s political retarded cousin — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Gender Neutral uniforms is a mistake in labelling

 

Barry Soper writes At first glance it was hard not to gain the impression that the world’s going mad, or at the very least political correctness is up the wazoo. We’re told they’re going to take the gender out of the equation when it comes to our kids at school – which left the impression…

via Gender Neutral uniforms is a mistake in labelling — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media