The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Felix the Half A-G #nlpoli

If politicians are good at one thing, they are usually good at telling a story that serves their purpose even if it isn’t, strictly speaking, actually what happened. Last week’s cabinet shuffle is a fine example of that. The story started on the day of the shuffle.  The story appears, in its entirety, in a ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Felix Collins: laughingstock #nlpoli

labradore takes issue with a letter to the editor by justice minister Felix Collins. He systematically demonstrates that Collins’ claim about the “frivolous and vexatious” provisions in Bill 29 are wrong. labradore calls it a convenient omission on Collins’ part. To be fair to Collins, you cannot omit what you likely did not know in ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: You would fight against disclosure too… #nlpoli

Rarely does one cabinet minister put on not one or two spectacular displays of incompetence in one session of the legislature, but justice minister Felix Collins has done that this spring in less than a month. First, there was Collins’ pathetic effort to explain why he and his colleagues would not fulfill their promise to ...