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Gordon Campbell on the last rites for the TPP

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 10:52 am | Gordon Campbell

The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is one of those litmus issues that has always had more to do with one’s place on the political spectrum than with any imminent reality. To date, the Greens have opposed (a) a wide range of the leaked ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the farcical elevation of David Seymour

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 10:20 am | Gordon Campbell

With the election won, it's time to find jobs for the boy. David Seymour is the Act Party’s latest scrounger to be rewarded by the National Party, and not only with a seat in Parliament. This time around, a couple of parliamentary Undersecretary ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the case for using air power against IS

Friday, 26 September 2014, 9:42 am | Gordon Campbell

There is an Alice Through the Looking Glass quality to the current response to the Islamic State. Everything about it seems inside out. Many people who would normally oppose US air strikes in other countries have reluctantly endorsed the bombing of ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Cunliffe’s Last Stand

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 10:06 am | Gordon Campbell

Right now, embattled Labour leader David Cunliffe has three options. None of them are particularly attractive for him personally, or for the Labour Party. In scenario one, Cunliffe could resign immediately and trigger a leadership vote among the caucus, ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the troubled aftermath of Scotland’s vote

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 9:57 am | Gordon Campbell

A week can be a very long time in Scotland’s 300 year struggle for independence. The “ No” vote last week that seemed to end the cause of Scottish independence for a generation, has turned out to have had an enormous fish hook attached, especially ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Labour’s very bad year

Monday, 22 September 2014, 9:49 am | Gordon Campbell

While Labour leader David Cunliffe still appears to be in denial about the extent of Saturday night’s debacle, there was hardly a single redeeming feature about the election results for the centre-left. Even the victory by Labour’s Stuart Nash ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on a campaign that is ending as it began

Friday, 19 September 2014, 10:55 am | Gordon Campbell

This election campaign is getting no less strange as it heads on down to the wire. Winston Peters is still refusing to say whether a vote for New Zealand First is a vote for changing the current government and its awful, awful policies, or ensuring ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on first time voting (Greens)

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 9:45 am | Gordon Campbell

For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on first time voting (centre right)

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 10:17 am | Gordon Campbell

For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their ... More >>

Gordon Campbell: the Greenwald/Snowden revelations aftermath

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 4:18 pm | Gordon Campbell

1 The email. This has to do with whether Key knowingly agreed to use our immigration rules as a tool to ensnare and ultimately extradite Kim Dotcom, and do so largely at the behest of Hollywood’s leading corporates and their best friend in the White ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Glenn Greenwald revelations

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:28 am | Gordon Campbell

All that hanging out with the All Blacks clearly hasn’t taught Prime Minister John Key a thing about the ethics of playing the ball, and not the man. Still, in slagging off Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald as “Dotcom’s ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Obama’s major foreign policy speech today

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 10:25 am | Gordon Campbell

For the Syrian people, the next ten years offers them two really unpleasant choices. They can be slaughtered by the forces of the Islamic State, or take their chances with another decade of the murderous stalemate into which the Syrian civil war has ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on National’s phantom tax cut package

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 9:19 am | Gordon Campbell

Hmmm. So National’s tax cuts package turns out to be one of those television advertisements that screams a headline promise – perfect skin! a youth tonic that works! - while in very small print there’s an out clause: special conditions may apply. Heading ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on wondering what to do with Putin and IS

Friday, 5 September 2014, 10:04 am | Gordon Campbell

Say one thing for Russian President Vladimir Putin. At least he’s given NATO a purpose in life. Right now, that consists of being something that Barack Obama and David Cameron can hide behind, point at Putin, and say : “Go get him, tiger.” ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Greens plan to lift the minimum wage

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 10:23 am | Gordon Campbell

Heading into the election home stretch, voters have a clear choice about the best way to help low and middle income New Zealanders. They can do so by gradually lifting the minimum wage (as the Greens propose ) or by a small tax cut, as the government ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on John Key’s ‘blame it on Judith’ strategy

Monday, 1 September 2014, 10:50 am | Gordon Campbell

Right now, Prime Minister John Key seems intent on limiting the scope of any inquiry into his government’s dealings with Cameron Slater. The declared aim is to make that inquiry solely about Judith Collins’ behavior with respect to the Serious ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on last night’s debate, and Collins

Friday, 29 August 2014, 10:28 am | Gordon Campbell

Debating is a peculiar discipline in that what you say is less important than how you’re saying it. Looking poised, being articulate and staying on topic generally wins the day – and on that score, Labour leader David Cunliffe won what turned ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Peters’ latest bout of immigrant bashing

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:48 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on Winston Peters’ latest bout of immigrant bashing, and Bob Dylan in the basement (again) More >>

Gordon Campbell on the US somersaults over Syria and Iran

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 10:11 am | Gordon Campbell

Amidst the day-to-day reports about the military advances of the Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, one remarkable aspect of this war has barely been mentioned. Namely, the complete 180 degree turn of US foreign policy whereby its former enemies – ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on National’s housing assistance plan

Monday, 25 August 2014, 9:51 am | Gordon Campbell

So, as many as 90,000 people could derive some benefit from National’s housing assistance plans for low and middle-income earners. As much as $218 million might be spent on the programme that was announced yesterday by Prime Minister John Key. ... More >>

 

 

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