Bulletin 23/6/2017


National and ACT keep talking about Matt McCarten’s mismanagement of his Campaign for Change, making counterfactual attempts to connect it to Labour leadership and unions, despite the facts being that McCarten left Labour before the scandal took place, and that unions refused to give McCarten money for his project.  Labour continues to talk about the Todd Barclay scandal, and Bill English’s actions in covering it up.

Labour pledges to invest in rail in Christchurch.  The Greens pledge to repeal fees on residential solar panels.


Echo Chamber National:

On Matt McCarten’s Campaign for Change:


(!) Is this a loaded question designed to implant a certain presupposed conclusion into the readers’ minds, while also obfuscating important facts such as the disassociation of Matt McCarten from Labour before the alleged immigration fraud took place?:


(!) The linked article quotes one union leader who specifically says that their union wasn’t involved.  The whole point of the scandal is that Campaign for Change didn’t get any union money or official Labour support, and that’s why things went bad:


Echo Chamber Labour:

On transport:


On Todd Barclay:


On superannuation:


Echo Chamber Green:

On renewables:


On transport:


Echo Chamber New Zealand First:

Nothing significant.


Echo Chamber Maori Party:

Nothing significant.


Echo Chamber ACT:

(!) McCarten was not part of Labour when it happened:


Echo Chamber United Future:

On Matt McCarten’s Campaign for Change:



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