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Links 1 through 10 of 19 by Peter Cresswell tagged Politics-United

Did you know it's still a 'crime against Parliament' to bring the House into contempt? Says Speaker Margaret Wilson, "Standing Order 400(n) establishes that the House may treat as a contempt reflections on the character or conduct of a member in the membe

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I'm happy to say that my submission on Gordon Copeland's bill to incorporate property rights in NZ's Bill of Rights was presented to the Select Committee considering the Bill. As I said when Copeland's Private Members Bill was first announced:

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If you've never played Bullshit Bingo then you've been missing out. If you spend too much time in too many meetings where phrases like the following are used, then you need Bullshit Bingo to help keep you sane.

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The Labour Party, who were once victims of this unjust law? Silent. National? Silent. ACT, who proudly proclaim themselves to be "the liberal party"? Silent. The Greens, usually a reliable voice on civil liberties issues? Silent. And of course nothing fro

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A report in from Susan on Leighton Smith's interviews this morning with the various leaders of the minor parliamentary parties. GREENS: Gee thanks, Rod. You'll happily tax the bejesus out of me for my own good..

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..Highlight of the night was Marian Hobbs' closing address. Think about it. It's nine days until an election that's too close to call in an electorate that's too close to call. She only has one real opponent, so who does she go after? Li'l ole Libz! Ranti

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Julian Pistorius has a podcast, or Libcast, which takes both Blitzkrieg Bop and the didgeridoo to Peter Dunne's poke at free speech last week in his bid to get in front of TV3's cameras, and a comment on the legion of free speech destroyers appearing in h

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...Readers and comments-people might wish to read my earlier Cue Card Libertarianism -- Drugs piece in order to confirm that, yes, we do mean it and yes, legalisation is both practical and principled...

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...Gordon Copeland's Private Members Bill to add property rights to New Zealand's Bill of Rights Act is such a move, and my submission in support on behalf of Libertarianz can be found here...

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As most of you know, the High Court yesterday took it upon itself to command a private broadcaster to include two politicians on a programme belonging to that broadcaster. The politicians' reactions to the decision ranged from the "Oh, well" to the smug..

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