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Chris Ford: War On P And Dealer Gangs - Is It Time To Decriminalise Drugs And Tackle Poverty Instead?

John Key's pledge to wage war on gangs and in particular the very addictive drug known as 'P' (pure methametaphine) is fraught with difficulty.

Chris Ford: Greens Get Caught Up In Accomodation Rort

Last week Meteria Turei was quizzed on TV One's Q and A about two Green MP's claiming the same parliamentary accomodation perk that has gotten Bill English (or the 'Double Dipper from Dipton' as Winston Peters has labelled him) into heaps of trouble.

Chris Ford: Civil Defence Needs To Get It Right!

The tragedy of last week's tsunami in Samoa and this week's earthquake in the Solomon Islands/Vanuatu region shows that Civil Defence needs to lift it's game.

Chris Ford: Is Bill English From Dipton?

The expenses row which has embroiled Bill English these past few weeks has raised one pertinent question - is he really from Dipton? Or is he a good ol' country boy who merely has settled in Wellington but yet claims to be from Dipton for official purposes?

Chris Ford: John Key's Real Top Ten Reasons For Going To New York

This week John Key introduced himself to the American people by appearing on the popular NBC TV 'The Late Show With David Letterman.'

Chris Ford: Farewell Sue Bradford, You Will Be Missed!

Sue Bradford's resignation bombshell has shocked many members of not only the Green Party but all those who wish for a better and more socially just society too.

Chris Ford: 'H' Bomb Dropped On Whanganui - Hooray For That!

About two weeks ago, I blogged about Michael Laws and his insulting words to a kura kaupapa Maori immersion class at Otaki Primary School who wrote to him regarding the use of the 'h' word in Whanganui's name.

Chris Ford: From the Sublime To The Ridiculous - Larry Baldock's Referendum On Referendums

Yesterday, Larry Baldock presented his latest citizens initiated referendum petition wording for approval by the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

Chris Ford: Anti-American Imperialist Sentiment Behind September 11, 2001 Attacks

Last week I was not able to blog due to the fact that I have had a problem in changing over to a new internet service provider and consequently I missed the September 11th anniversary and the chance to blog about my views surrounding it on that very date.

Chris Ford: Why I Support MMP And Why National Should Break Referendum Promise

Last week John Key said that New Zealanders could now kick the tyres of MMP at the upcoming referendum on the system to be held in conjunction with the 2011 election.

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