Tag Archives: Jami-Lee Ross

JLR Interviews his psychiatrist Dr Hugh Clarkson: Podcast — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

How often do mental health patients let their own psychiatrist tell the world about their personal struggles? In Episode 2 of JLR Unfiltered, that’s exactly what Jami-Lee does as he discusses mental health with his psychiatrist, Dr Hugh Clarkson. They talk about Jami-Lee’s experience of dealing with mental health problems as well as Dr Clarkson’s…

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Will it be Barry that burns the Bridges — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Was it a smart move on the part of Bennett and Bridges to leap to Barry’s defence before they were in possession of all the facts? Just because Barry joined the Bridges and Bennett blagging of Jami-Lee, it does not prove that all her actions were lily-white. There is such a thing as the long-game…

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Face of the day — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Independent MP Jami-Lee Ross has used Parliament’s question time to grill Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on whether any Government minister would be allowed to use official overseas travel to seek party donations. A Newspaper Ex-National ministers will be very nervous about their own side trips, especially if they went to pick up donations That said, the current…

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New Conservative holds public meeting about the Botany electorate of Jami-Lee Ross

The New Conservative Party is targeting the Botany electorate of independent MP Jami-Lee Ross, saying his actions have created an opportunity there.

The party is holding a public meeting – not in Botany but next door in Pakuranga – with an advertisement saying “it’s time to listen to Botany”.

“We’ll discuss many important issues including Botany’s elected representation,” the ad says of the meeting on Friday.

Ross won the seat in the 2017 election as a National MP but refused to stand down when he was ejected from the party amid the scandal that followed his outing as the person who leaked leader Simon Bridges’ expense details.

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JLR, the media and a difficult mental health question — Your NZ

There have been a number of puzzling aspects about how the health of Jami-Lee Ross has played out in public. One obvious one is that it has played out in public as it has – Ross has come newsworthiness as an MP, but people with mental health problems tend to deal with them as privately […]

via JLR, the media and a difficult mental health question — Your NZ

What a tangled web we weave — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

If Simon Bridges thinks that the Jami-Lee Ross and Sarah Dowie story is going to go away he is wrong. The media are not going to let it go away. They are going to pick the bones dry for every succulent morsel that they can possibly get from it. After all, they need something to distract the public as the coalition government lurches from one disaster to another and appoints even more…

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We need to talk about Jami-Lee — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

I am not going to wade into the matter of Jami-Lee Ross’s affair with Sarah Dowie, or his alleged treatment of other women. It is a sordid business, but Dowie will pay the price for her indiscretions with the end of her political career at the very least. I am much more concerned with the…

via We need to talk about Jami-Lee — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Media finally report on Sarah Dowie in relation to JLR — Your NZ

 

For some reason there was blanket media silence on the identity of the National MP who had had a relationship with ex-National MP Jami-Lee Ross, and had sent him a text that had been reported widely and is now the subject of a police investigation. But now the dam has burst. This had to come […]

via Media finally report on Sarah Dowie in relation to JLR — 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

Police investigation into MP ‘inciting suicide’ claim — Your NZ

The Police have confirmed they are investigating a complaint of allegations that an unnamed MP of inciting to suicide in a text message to Jami-Lee ross. “We are not in a position to discuss specifics of the investigation while it is still ongoing.” Ross said it was not right to comment on an active police […]

via Police investigation into MP ‘inciting suicide’ claim — Your NZ

JLR: “…didn’t get everything right. I am sorry. I will do better.” — Your NZ

Closely following being given a platform on Newshub Jami-Lee Ross has posted a lengthy statement, including an apology of sorts, on Facebook. In particular he seems to be working on getting some support from the Botany electorate of which he is now an independent MP who is unlikely to be re-elected. Leaving bitterness and hatred […]

via JLR: “…didn’t get everything right. I am sorry. I will do better.” — Your NZ

Jami-Lee Ross on the future — Kiwiblog

Jami-Lee Ross writes: Leaving bitterness and hatred behindThe last time I actively took part in public debate, over three months ago, I found myself at the apex of a mental health crisis that became a life and death situation. My absence from Parliament and the media since then has understandably raised questions. I hope to…

via Jami-Lee Ross on the future — Kiwiblog

Labour leaks targeting Bridges — Your NZ

There have had a series of leaks of internal information obviously designed to damage Simon Bridges and National. This began with the odd expenses leak just a few days before the information was due for public release, followed by the onslaught from Jami-Lee Ross as the now ex-National MP self destructed. There have been further […]

via Labour leaks targeting Bridges — Your NZ

Jami-Lee Ross continues attacks with another recording reported on — Your NZ

I thought hard about posting in this – another secretly recorded conversation between Jami-lee Ross and Simon Bridges and Paula Bennett. It appears to be released as another attack on Bridges and National, being headlined as ‘a cover-up’, but it looks to me like fairly normal political management, plus an attempt to go relatively easy […]

via Jami-Lee Ross continues attacks with another recording reported on — Your NZ

Jami-Lee Ross gives proxy vote to National — Your NZ

After over a week of absence Jami-Lee Ross resurfaced yesterday with a notice that he has given his proxy vote to National. He is now an independent MP but hasn’t been in Parliament since he was hospitalised a week and a half ago. I appreciate all the recent messages of support. I was well looked […]

via Jami-Lee Ross gives proxy vote to National — Your NZ

The non-naming of the National MP — Your NZ

The National MP who is alleged to have had a relationship with Jami-Lee Ross and is claimed to have played a part in precipitating a claimed attempt at suicide has not been named publicly by media. Ross did name her in a radio interview, but in replays her name was beeped out. Discussions have continued […]

via The non-naming of the National MP — Your NZ

Slater reverses his claims about leaker — Your NZ

Cameron Slater has reversed his claims about who leaked Simon Bridges’ expenses, switching from saying with some certainty that Jami-Lee Ross was the leaker to saying he wasn’t. Slater often makes dubious claims, and often doesn’t back up his claims with facts. And when one of his claims later turns out to be true he […]

via Slater reverses his claims about leaker — Your NZ

Colmar Brunton poll – October 2018 — Your NZ

Colmar Brunton were polling for 1 News as the Jami-Lee Ross mess unfolded last week, so it is snapshot of support that won’t give anything like a clear indication of ongoing effects on party support. But it is what it is, at a volatile time. Labour 45% (up from 42%) National 43% (down from 45%) […]

via Colmar Brunton poll – October 2018 — Your NZ

Slater threatened retribution for JLR, RNZ delivers — Your NZ

RNZ’s Checkpoint has gone alarmingly low in support of a campaign of retribution. In the weekend Cameron Slater threatened to go public with dirt targeting people in the National Party, in a knee jerk reaction to the Jami-Lee Ross revelations of harassment of multiple women (at least four and as many as fifteen are numbers […]

via Slater threatened retribution for JLR, RNZ delivers — Your NZ

Whale Oil at further risk over JLR fallout — Your NZ

Whale Oil is risking a further slide from influence and credibility in the fallout over the Jami-Lee Ross saga, with Cameron Slater threatening to run an attack campaign against Simon Bridges and national MPs and party officials. This is a continuation of a bitter war Slater has waged since he was ostracised and isolated from […]

via Whale Oil at further risk over JLR fallout — Your NZ

Jami-Lee Ross ‘improving’, uncertainty over future — Your NZ

Jami-Lee Ross is said to be improving after surviving a “very real situation” on Saturday night and being sectioned and admitted in mental health care, but it will likely take time to find out what impact this will have on his future as a now independent electorate MP after the National caucus ejected him last […]

via Jami-Lee Ross ‘improving’, uncertainty over future — Your NZ

Chinese influence in New Zealand politics — Your NZ

The issue of political donations in return for political influence and even candidacy has come up in the Jami-Lee Ross saga, even though it now seems that Ross has not come close to delivering on his accusations. The related issue of Chinese influence in New Zealand (and world) politics has also come up. I think […]

via Chinese influence in New Zealand politics — Your NZ

‘Cash-for-candidates’ claims and party funding — Your NZ

The Jami-Lee Ross saga has raised to issue of whether candidates can influence candidate selections with donations. I think that Colin Craig’s and Gareth Morgan’s money may have influenced their candidacy, but they are extreme examples. It is difficult separating financial interests from political interests these days. Prospective candidates wanting to stand especially for National […]

via ‘Cash-for-candidates’ claims and party funding — Your NZ

What if there had been no leak inquiry? — Kiwiblog

I’ve got a sick toddler to look after today so this may be the only blog post. But a thought occurred to me last night. The conventional wisdom in the media was that having an inquiry into the leak was a huge mistake by Simon Bridges. But think about the counterfactual. As damaging and messy…

via What if there had been no leak inquiry? — Kiwiblog

Attack on Bridges, attack on National part of a bigger strategy? — Your NZ

Are we witnessing a planned strategy to get Simon Bridges dumped, disrupt and split National, Trash National’s healthy polling, drive a wedge between National and Chinese and Asian voters to open the way for a Jami-Lee Ross win in the Botany by-election (an electorate with a lot of Asian constituents)? After two days of all […]

via Attack on Bridges, attack on National part of a bigger strategy? — Your NZ

Four women claim harassment by Jami-Lee Ross — Your NZ

On Tuesday Jami-Lee Ross claimed that Simon Bridges had confronted him with claims that four woman had made allegations against him. Ross suggested he was in a similar situation to Brett Kavanaugh. Paula Bennett was criticised for saying that Ross had acted “inappropriately for a married man” – Paula Bennett stands by claim Ross acted […]

via Four women claim harassment by Jami-Lee Ross — Your NZ

Bridges versus Ross escalates — Your NZ

Saying that the battle for power and utu between Simon Bridges and Jami-Lee Ross has escalated is an understatement. Ross has been kicked out of the National caucus, but he resigned from the National Party and from Parliament, saying he will contest the by-election he has precipitated as an Independent candidate (his only option if […]

via Bridges versus Ross escalates — Your NZ

Where to start on Jami-Lee Ross versus Bridges and National? — Your NZ

There is a huge amount of material around after yesterday’s unprecedented developments, where Ross was dumped from the National caucus but resigned anyway and also resigned from Parliament. This will trigger a by-election in Botany that Ross says he will contest as an independent, saying it will be a vote on the leadership of Bridges. […]

via Where to start on Jami-Lee Ross versus Bridges and National? — Your NZ

War breaks out in National as Jami-lee Ross named as leaker — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

I’m a bit late to this story because of pressing other issues, which may or may not become apparent soon. However it is too big a story to ignore. This afternoon Simon Bridges released the report into the leaker and named Jami-lee Ross as the leaker. This confirms what I have known for more than…

via War breaks out in National as Jami-lee Ross named as leaker — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Jami-Lee Ross continues clubbing David Clark — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

It looks like David Clark is under the hammer. Just wait until Jami-Lee Ross turns the club over and uses the spike. The State Services Commissioner is now investigating this murky-looking process. Jami-Lee Ross is doing here is what is called the set up. Tuesday or Wednesday next week, when National have twenty more…

via Jami-Lee Ross continues clubbing David Clark — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media