The Slightly Correct Political Show 27: Picking over the bones of the election, what Labour needs to do, and a sigh of relief over the Conservatives

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Pat Brittenden joins comedians Jeremy Elwood and Chris Brain to look over the demolition of the NZ Labour Party by National in the 2014 Election. They mull over where next for Labour and pick over the bones of the dead carcass that is the 2014 election.

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This episode features Pat Brittenden (@patbrittenden), Chris Brain (@Chris_Brain), Jeremy Elwood (@jeremyelwood). The Slightly Correct Political Show is published by Global Voice Media – the home of NZ’s favourite podcasts.

The Slightly Correct Political Show 26: Early voting. Is a vote for the Conservatives a wasted vote? Was the Moment of Truth a missed opportunity?

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In this final pre-election episode – a debate on the merits of early voting, the idea of wasted votes and ponder if a Conservatives vote is indeed wasted and mull over Kim Dotcom’s much hyped ‘Moment of Truth’ and try to figure out who it actually helped.

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This episode features Pat Brittenden (@patbrittenden), Chris Brain (@Chris_Brain), Jeremy Elwood (@jeremyelwood). The Slightly Correct Political Show is published by Global Voice Media – the home of NZ’s favourite podcasts.

The Slightly Correct Political Show 24: Judith Collins ‘crushed’, Conservatives link not smacking kids to prostitution, Winston has a dilemma

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Leaders debates, a Minister being sacked, National looking more than rattled, a Conservative MP thinking you need to smack your kids to keep them off the pipe and more – it’s a hectic episodes to match an even more hectic week of politics.

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This episode features Pat Brittenden (@patbrittenden), Chris Brain (@Chris_Brain), Jeremy Elwood (@jeremyelwood). The Slightly Correct Political Show is published by Global Voice Media – the home of NZ’s favourite podcasts.

The Slightly Correct Political Show 23: Sean Plunket + Paddy Gower handbags at 40 paces, tax cut promises and left vs right housing policies

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Reviewing how NZ media is reacting to this election cycle with a spat between Sean Plunket and Paddy Gower, Pam Corkery’s outbust and is there bias in the media? Also touching on tax cut promises and how National and Labour differ on housing policy.

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This episode features Pat Brittenden (@patbrittenden), Chris Brain (@Chris_Brain), Jeremy Elwood (@jeremyelwood). The Slightly Correct Political Show is published by Global Voice Media – the home of NZ’s favourite podcasts.

Time for John Key to admit he has mislead the country

Key press conferenceIn the light of revelations today that John Key admitted in a press conference that he was “told me that [Warren Tucker] had released them because he has to tell me that under the ‘no surprises’ policy.” Earlier in the press conference he also made comment about having information whilst in the United States about Phil Goff and speaking about it while over there. This also obviously puts into question Mr. Key’s claim yesterday that he wasn’t briefed about Cameron Slaters OIA request because he was on holiday. Mr. Key obviously was active with conversations with ‘someone’ when he was on holiday to get the skinny on Mr. Goff, why would we then believe that the SIS didn’t inform him about this bombshell that was about to come out?

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It’s about much more than just policy

Since the Nicky Hager book Dirty Politics came out seven days ago we have heard the catch cry “let’s talk about policy.”

Whilst the idea of talking important is extremely important, I’ll move away from the pack a bit and offer the suggestion that it’s about a lot more than just policy.

Let me explain.

I believe that policy is incredibly important, but likewise the calibre of those implementing that policy is equally important and that’s why the revelations in Dirty Politics are incredibly valuable to the voters of New Zealand.

I have talked about this before with the Len Brown debacle and challenged Don Brash in 2011 as to how important it was to understand what happens ‘behind closed doors’ where we asked him acknowledging his two affairs and asked how could the people of NZ trust him when his closest relationships couldn’t? He responded that it was a fair enough question. It matters.

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The Slightly Correct Political Show 22: Nicky Hager talks Dirty Politics and police investigations with Dai Henwood, Pat and Chris

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Dai Henwood joins Pat Brittenden and Chris Brain to discuss the claims made in Dirty Politics with Nicky Hager. Nicky responds to the idea of profiting off stolen merchandise and the new police investigation into the hacking of Cameron Slater’s emails.

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This episode features Pat Brittenden (@patbrittenden), Chris Brain (@Chris_Brain), Dai Henwood (@daihenwood) and Nick Hager. The Slightly Correct Political Show is published by Global Voice Media – the home of NZ’s favouritepodcasts.