Posts Tagged ‘Don Brash’

Time to face uncomfortable truths about our offenders Comments 0

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Jail is for them, not us, is a white middle class understanding that’s well-illustrated by the case of Rick Bryant, the ageing rocker currently appealing against his jail sentence for drug dealing. I follow his case with interest. Nobody who was at university at the same time as Rick could forget him, in part because Read more

ACT Party a party of cowards Comments 1

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

An ACT ad campaign launched at the weekend has echoes of leader Don Brash’s controversial Orewa speech in 2004. It was condemned yesterday by the Maori and Mana parties. Former ad man for ACT John Ansell has branded it “a party of cowards” after he was forced to step down over his comments about Maori. The Read more

On the Right – Brash back Comments 1

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Don Brash is back: in an unusually intemperate Editorial in the Sunday Star times he is described as “half Mr Magoo, half political assassin”. “There is something blood-chilling about this affable old chap. Always bright, always calm, even when he has just stabbed his ‘old friend’ in the back”. The editorial goes on to describe the Act Party as a “clique Read more