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Champagne socialist MacPhail toasts the Red Baron Dix

It gets stranger and stranger on the socialist side of the BC political spectrum.It started today with NDP sister turned champagne socialist Joy MacPhail parachuting back onto the BC political stage to bestow her well-heeled blessings on the Red Baron …

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NDP launches attack ad aimed at Liberal candidates

Candidate Falcon … the Knight of the Iguanas

Looking through the photos of my recent holiday in Mexico I came across this shot of me and my new pals the iguanas.

Having just reviewed

Like a runaway freight, calls for a BC Rail probe are unstoppable

More than a week ago I indicated that I wanted to rethink my lack of enthusiasm for a public inquiry into the sale of BC Rail.

"Is BC ready for an openly gay premier?" Excuse me?

Back in the mid ‘90s I was covering the Union of BC Municipalities annual general meeting for the Province newspaper and Mike Farnworth,

Hola amigos y amigas … Mexico beckons


I'm off to Mexico and off the e-grid until January 23rd.

I may have a few surprises for

The candidate the Liberals least want to face is in …


I’m not sure any of the Liberal leadership candidates would admit it publicly, but privately they would concede that the NDP leader they

NDP candidate John Horgan … goes on a spirit journey

Horgan visits Land of the Spirits 

You’ve got to hand it to NDP MLA John Horgan, he’s really nailed the

Even an older white guy can admit his mistakes …

I want to begin this blog with a profound apology to all the NDP feminists I have undoubtedly offended recently with my ill-conceived criticisms of

George Abbott pries open Pandora's railway trunk

Up until a few days ago, I thought the Liberals’ planned regionally balanced, preferential leadership ballot might give former education minister George Abbott a good

A fix for the NDP gender crisis: Sex change Dana or sack Moe

I’m not sure which should be more embarrassing to the New Democrats: The fact that president Moe Sihota has dismissed the party’s leadership gender crisis as the product

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

FALCON'S CAMP PLAYS CAMPAIGN HARDBALL

Falcon & Coleman (aka Mr. Deputy Premier) 
Word on the street is that Liberal leadership candidate Kevin Falcon is playing a brand

2011: For some … it's the Year of Driving Dangerously

With the New Year approaching politicians in BC can be forgiven if they have that deer in the headlights look. Many MLAs

2011: For some … it's the Year of Driving Dangerously



With the New Year approaching politicians in BC can be forgiven if they have that deer in

MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Two months ago I launched The Kieran Report into the blogosphere after five long years away from politics and more than a

Dear Friend: Send cash fast … Signed: Your Pal Dave

You know the NDP is in trouble when I receive a mail solicitation from Dave Barrett, former premier and perennial crank.


Falcon’s Parachute Club can “hijack” delegate selection

Kevin Falcon’s “new generation of leadership” seems to be starting off with some old fashioned delegate fixing in vulnerable rural Liberal riding associations.

Clark continues to rattle the Liberal leadership cage

From the moment Christy Clark cast off her warm CKNW blanket for a chilly reception from her rivals in the Liberal leadership race she

Listen up Erik … the Crown is playing your song


This post on the latest BC Rail case revelations (see The Province Newspaper, Dec. 14 edition) will be followed up with a letter to

New Liberal Party boss at HQ is keeping the seat warm

Barely noticed in the news mayhem of the past week was a strikingly silent and quick changing of the guard at Liberal Party headquarters.
The old

Behind the Tweed Curtain a tawdry drama is played out

For a premier who set his own career on fire two decades ago because he couldn’t help mixing his personal Fantasy Gardens business with his

HST News Flash!!! The people have already decided

Christy Clark’s opening gambit in the Liberal leadership race – a free HST vote in the Legislature – certainly got the attention of her

The cat is set free amongst the Liberal pigeons

Christy Clark has signed off CKNW radio and has signed on to the Liberal leadership race. The cat is finally free amongst the pigeons.

The cat is set free amongst the Liberal pigeons

Christy Clark has signed off CKNW radio and has signed on to the Liberal leadership race. The cat is finally free amongst the pigeons.

A "blameless" James quits and plays the "bully" card

Declaring herself blameless, NDP Leader Carole James suggested today we may see her demise as a victory for a handful of “bullies” in her unruly

Is an early NDP leadership review being brokered?

I'm hearing that a deal is being brokered behind the scenes that will result in an early NDP leadership review …. one member

Who's calling the shots here Carole? Obviously not you!

Okay folks ... I'm trying to wrap my head around information from my sources that the BC Federation of Labour got to decide whether

Corky Letter: The NDP's devious yellow scarf plot revealed

Publisher’s Note: The letter below, written by one of the NDP’s most colourful 1990s cabinet ministers and sent to NDPers committed to “renewal,” is rather

On borrowed time, James calls emergency caucus meeting

NDP leader Carole James has called for a take-no-prisoners emergency caucus meeting in the hope she can stave off a bitter and bloody palace coup.
In doing

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