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Gordon Campbell on the French election result

Monday, 24 April 2017, 4:11 pm | Gordon Campbell

I t is the safest of safe bets that Emmanuel Macron will be the next President of France. The same French polls that accurately predicted today’s outcome to within one percentage point – right down to detecting Marine Le Pen’s slight fade in ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the snap election in Britain

Friday, 21 April 2017, 11:18 am | Gordon Campbell

S upposedly, Theresa May’s calling of a snap election in Britain is all about ‘getting a mandate’ and ‘leadership’ and other such cant. In fact, the election call is entirely opportunistic and self-serving and will – regardless of the outcome ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the aged-care settlement

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 11:46 am | Gordon Campbell

S trange indeed to hear a National Prime Minister not only singing the praises of raising the wages of the lowly paid, but also preaching that this will enable employers to reap future benefits from reduced staff turnover via upskilling their workers ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the costs of cost-cutting

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 11:31 am | Gordon Campbell

A s Jesus said, blessed are the poor who almost end up riding in unsafe taxis and school buses, so that others among them may enjoy lower taxes on their investment income. More >>

Gordon Campbell on regime change, bombs and Syria

Monday, 10 April 2017, 12:27 pm | Gordon Campbell

N ow that America has found its greatness again the traditional way – by bombing someone – the misgivings have set in. Despite the 57 Cruise missiles fired at the al Shayrat airbase in Syria, the airbase was reportedly functioning again soon afterwards ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the MSD’s privacy problems

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 12:52 pm | Gordon Campbell

This fiasco has been a perfect example of a bad policy, terribly executed – on a rushed timetable that appears to have been driven by an MSD desire to cut costs in the contracts due for renewal, mid year. More >>

Gordon Campbell on Shifty Bill’s Last Stand

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 11:18 am | Gordon Campbell

S o that’s alright then. Nothing to see with this SAS raid bizzo, move on. Or so PM Bill English would have us believe, at yesterday’s post-Cabinet press conference. More >>

Gordon Campbell: John Pilger, and making war on China

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 10:56 am | Gordon Campbell

Why is New Zealand taking part in military war games aimed at our main trading partner ? by Gordon Campbell First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Labour/Greens Deal

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 11:50 am | Gordon Campbell

I f Labour and the Greens were hoping their Budget Responsibility Rules (BRR) agreement would foster an unlikely alliance then hey… mission accomplished! Because it isn’t every day that Sue Bradford, the CTU and Matthew Hooton speak with one voice, as ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on war crimes and the Afghan insurgency

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 12:31 pm | Gordon Campbell

T ruly, with friends like former defence Minster Wayne Mapp, the SAS does not need enemies. At the very least, the Hit and Run book has raised the possibility that the New Zealand SAS committed war crimes in the attack they led in Afghnistan upon ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Chuck Berry

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 12:54 pm | Gordon Campbell

B y now, any lingering hopes among the left that Donald Trump might prove to be an anti-Establishment figure likely to lessen US militarism abroad and inequality at home have been well and truly shredded. Some of us never had any illusions on ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Dutch lessons for Labour

Friday, 17 March 2017, 12:24 pm | Gordon Campbell

D o yesterday’s election results in the Netherlands have any lessons for our own election campaign this year ? So far, the headline stories have been about (a) the failure of the populist ultra-right to make significant gains, partly because the ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the conflicts over abortion

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 12:35 pm | Gordon Campbell

T omorrow morning, the Abortion Supervisory Committee (ASC) will appear at Parliament to make the case that an abortion law passed 40 years ago may now need to be reviewed and modernised, in the light of 21st century attitudes and practices. You’d think ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Transport Ministry scandal & quad bikes

Friday, 10 March 2017, 11:57 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the Transport Ministry scandal, quad bikes and Frankie Cosmos First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on National’s token National Super age hike

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 10:20 am | Gordon Campbell

Y esterday, the government finally announced the age of eligibility for superannuation will rise in steps from 65 to 67 but… don’t worry, the process won’t begin to be phased in until 2037 and won’t finally be in place until 2041. Is there a ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Labour’s latest love letter to the right

Friday, 3 March 2017, 11:11 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on Labour’s latest love letter to the centre-right First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on Ardern’s ascension & Trump’s triumph

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 12:09 pm | Gordon Campbell

A penis conveys gravitas to any political career. Think of the stream of gaffes by Murray McCully. Think of the hyper-emotionalism of Nick Smith. If they were women, they would have been laughed out of Cabinet long ago, or would never made it there ... More >>

Gordon Campbell: the runway extension’s latest court failure

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 10:49 am | Gordon Campbell

T hank goodness for the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). The Court of Appeal has just ringingly found in favour of the pilots’ union over the safety issues raised by the Wellington runway extension . More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Mt Albert aftermath

Monday, 27 February 2017, 12:54 pm | Gordon Campbell

P ersonality politics – Jacinda is great! Jacinda is not so great! – have dominated the coverage of the Labour Party’s fortunes this week, just as a different form of personality politics – Picking Willie Jackson/Greg O’Connor is a masterstroke! ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on using ‘kaupapa Maori’ as a cloak

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 11:18 am | Gordon Campbell

T he faux outrage yesterday from the Maori Party over the ‘kaupapa Maori’ critical comment made by Labour leader Andrew Little has been quite a sight to behold. Surely in an election year, it is very much open to question whether the Maori Party’s ... More >>

 

 

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