Last night TV One revealed just how far the teachers’ unions will go in bullying partnership schools. It is shameful. We are all for raising the status of the teaching profession (a stated goal of the unions) but this kind of bullying behaviour is doing more damage to the profession than anyone else.
Even Kiwis who think they are on the hard right of Attila the Hun are big softies by international standards. They wouldn’t approve of real poverty and caste destiny in India, for instance. A fair go is part of our national identity. Public opinion polling now says inequality is the number one issue.
David Seymour appeared on The Nation this weekend debating the Peter Dunne, the Greens, and the Maori Party. You can watch the full debate or read the transcript here. Supporters and opponents agree Seymour dominated the debate.
Campaigning from the Right, Governing from the Left In the past week National have announced they will not cut taxes before the election, when they could do so, but will campaign to cut taxes after the election. Who would trust them? ACT now stands alone in parliament advocating for the taxpayer.
Traffic light window washers exist in every city. Whangarei, for instance, had a much-loved guy who wore a Santa suit and gave his takings to charity at Christmas time.
The Police Pounce
Last week the police started arresting them but Free Press can’t work out how the washers got around all the other government departments. By breaking practically every law, the window washers showed how much Government most businesses have to deal with. Here’s a selection:
Do as We Say
Once again the Green Party has topped parliament for air travel expenses. At an average of $6,490 per MP, they edged out the Labour Party. The Nats averaged $5,342 each, NZ First MPs $5,291 and ACT $5,777. None of the Greens are Ministers or electorate MPs. Where do they go, and why should we take their environmental message seriously?
Lest we Forget
This week Free Press honours those who lost their lives so that we might live in a free society. Those who made the ultimate sacrifice, those who served in conflict, and those who continue to serve in the New Zealand Defence Force.
Bad Economists Make Bad Environmentalists
The Green Party is all over the map this week, threatening to sabotage capitalism while capitalists are saving the planet.
Have Electric Cars Finally Arrived?
The Nissan Leaf is no longer sold new in New Zealand, the Holden Volt appears to be a flop, and reports are in that the BMW i3, in many ways an impressive vehicle, has a disappointing range. Is the weekend announcement by Tesla the game breaker?