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Gordon Campbell on Jami-Lee Ross, and the Hobbit law

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 10:06 am | Gordon Campbell

C learly, Jami-Lee Ross is not waging a normal form of political warfare, with agreed rules of combat and rational cost/benefit calculations. This is politics-as-terrorism where everything is being sacrificed by the man in the bomb vest in order to remove ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Jami-Lee Ross Saga

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 9:56 am | Gordon Campbell

W e can agree that some forms of behaviour are quite beyond the pale. When the cult leader takes more than one wife, it is time to leave the compound. Similarly, secretly taping your political leader and threatening to release the contents in public is ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on why the highly educated vote centre-left

Monday, 15 October 2018, 12:14 pm | Gordon Campbell

The people protesting the name change from “Victoria University” to the “University of Wellington” really are giving conservatism a bad name. It seems decidedly odd to treat this issue as the bridgehead from which to mount a defence of tradition ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the govt’s feeble response to loan sharks

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 12:35 pm | Gordon Campbell

When it comes down to protecting the most vulnerable, Parliament can sometimes move at glacial pace, and do the bare minimum. The coalition government’s attempts to minimise the harm done by loan sharks comes nearly 12 years after a major report ... More >>

Gordon Campbell: the political cost of rising petrol prices

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 11:46 am | Gordon Campbell

O ver the course of National’s entire term of office… it had the great good fortune that high global oil prices rarely coincided with a low Kiwi dollar, and so the price of petrol never became a major item on the political agenda. No such ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the ongoing battles over free speech

Monday, 8 October 2018, 12:21 pm | Gordon Campbell

F ree speech controversies – and the threats to freedom of expression posed by city councils and university administrators – rarely have to do with the opinions of those lacking a public platform. Hurtful though the actions of the Massey University ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on bringing business into the 21st century

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 12:46 pm | Gordon Campbell

G ood to see that Business NZ has had the good grace to applaud the government’s latest handout to its members . From now on it seems, firms will only need to re-invest a paltry $50,000 in research and development – half the previous amount – to ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the teachers' struggle

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 11:40 am | Gordon Campbell

These days, strike action is essentially a game of three dimensional chess, and the industrial stoppages coming our way in education are a case in point. From the outset, the teacher organizations will have to inconvenience the public, but without alienating ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on why we shouldn’t pledge NZF's values

Monday, 1 October 2018, 12:06 pm | Gordon Campbell

So, at its annual conference on the weekend, New Zealand First voted to introduce legislation forcing new migrants and refugees to sign a pledge that they’ll abide by a list of “ New Zealand values” - presumably, as a condition of entry to this ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Elizabeth Warren’s plans

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 1:00 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on Elizabeth Warren’s plan to save capitalism from itself First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on the party of no ideas

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 1:17 pm | Gordon Campbell

T he striking thing about the issues that have political coverage over the past few months is the almost total lack of policy content to any of them. To date, Her Majesty’s Opposition hasn’t shown the slightest interest in offering a competing ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Bridges’ ‘meth crooks’ leadership failure

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 12:01 pm | Gordon Campbell

G iven that National Party leader Simon Bridges has made consistency and strong leadership the cornerstones of his attacks upon the coalition government, his own massive backflip on the meth compensation issue has been unfortunate, to say the ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Tax Working Group’s road map

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 5:20 pm | Gordon Campbell

T rying to analyse the interim report on the Tax Working Group (TWG) is like trying to review an entire All Blacks game, but at the half- time mark. With so much still to be finalised, Sir Michael Cullen and his colleagues are going to need all the ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Kavanaugh case and women’s suffrage

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 1:01 pm | Gordon Campbell

Today is suffrage day when – reportedly – we celebrate women winning a political voice, and ensuring that their voices are heard, respected, and acted upon, despite all the attempts to ignore and silence then. The Kavanaugh story puts all those issues ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on our military roles in Iraq & Afghanistan

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 12:41 pm | Gordon Campbell

Yesterday, PM Jacinda Ardern committed this country to an extension of our military deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, pending a review early next year of what their future purpose might be. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Ardern pep talk

Monday, 17 September 2018, 1:01 pm | Gordon Campbell

The intolerance being shown as this process unfolds in New Zealand betrays our depressing appetite for a tidily totalitarian style of government where everyone is expected to march in lockstep. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the rising cost of petrol

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 11:07 am | Gordon Campbell

What’s up with the global price of oil? Unsurprisingly, there are several scenarios out there about where oil prices are headed. Most of them envisage the price going up – maybe even way up – over the next 18-24 months, starting about now. Only ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on yesterday’s electricity price review

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 11:03 am | Gordon Campbell

Y esterday’s initial report on the cost of electricity pricing is but the first step in a process that will not see any government response until next May, after the Electricity Price Review’s final report has been presented. However, yesterday’s ... More >>

Are Only Old People Likely to Vote for Simon Bridges?

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 11:49 am | Gordon Campbell

A round the world, young people seem to be gravitating to left wing policies and parties, leaving the old to prop up the conservative parties. A Godzilla-sized generation gap now exists in political preferences worldwide, and the size of the gap suggests ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the fuss over the PM’s Pacific Forum Trip

Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 11:55 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the fuss and fighting over the PM’s Pacific Forum trip First published on Werewolf More >>

 

 

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