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Gordon Campbell on the stereotypes about Jacinda Ardern

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 12:13 pm | Gordon Campbell

O n Monday, Act MP David Seymour’s depiction of PM Jacinda Ardern as a clueless lightweight was yet another example of the double bind faced by women who attain positions of political power. Routinely, female politicians get depicted as either ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the EU’s battle with Washington over Iran

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 10:43 am | Gordon Campbell

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini used the occasion in Wellington to challenge the White House intensely, over Iran. More >>

Gordon Campbell on worrying about business confidence

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 12:06 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on why worrying about business confidence is a wasted effort First posted on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on the nurses dispute, Zimbabwe, and Iran

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 11:36 am | Gordon Campbell

No more money was supposedly available to resolve the nurses dispute. Yet in the wake of industrial action taken by the nurses, another $38 million has been found to enable DHBs to start recruiting further staff immediately, and to deploy them ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Peters regency, and Imran Khan

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 3:14 pm | Gordon Campbell

I f Jacinda Ardern is the mother of the nation, Winston Peters is rapidly turning into its kindly old uncle. Come the stroke of midnight Wednesday, Ardern will resume the role of Prime Minister. Since its unlikely that either she or Clarke Gayford ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on National’s obsolescence, and the Greens

Monday, 30 July 2018, 11:53 am | Gordon Campbell

N early a year after the party lost the 2017 election, the weekend’s National Party conference felt like one of those Sunday nights on RNZ, when everyone can forget about all the modern stuff and tune back into the way we were. Somehow, someone thought ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Wellington’s bus experiment

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 10:45 am | Gordon Campbell

Is the result a better, safer, cheaper, quicker and more convenient service than what it replaced? You must be kidding. More >>

Gordon Campbell on why Japan is our new best friend

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 11:40 am | Gordon Campbell

O n Thursday, Acting PM Winston Peters will be playing host to the nearest thing to his doppelganger in the Asia-Pacific region. Like Peters, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso is a dapper conservative in his seventies who has been described as a “pugnacious ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on why the US needs MMP

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 11:32 am | Gordon Campbell

A fter the bizarre events this week in Helsinki, the world will be hoping and praying that the US midterm elections in November can put a restraining brake on the presidency of Donald Trump. This may happen, but there’s a highly undemocratic reason why ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the White House romance with Russia

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 12:28 pm | Gordon Campbell

D ecades ago a US political cartoonist conveyed a key problem with journalism as we know it. Basically, the illustration showed a male reporter leaping out of bed and lacing up his shoes, while overhead a sky full of missiles marked “Political ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the nurses strike

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 10:15 am | Gordon Campbell

A t this point, the official response to the nurses strike has very little to do with the merits of the case. Hey, if the coalition government yields anything further to the nurses’ demands, it has concluded, what signal would that send to the teachers ... More >>

Campbell: Five reasons not to spend billions replacing P-3s

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 12:04 pm | Gordon Campbell

T here’s a pattern here. Centre-left governments will give Defence whatever it says it needs, for fear that a “No” will result in them being labelled a bunch of peaceniks. The Clark government for instance, not only re-equipped the Army with ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on next week’s NATO debacle

Friday, 6 July 2018, 9:24 am | Gordon Campbell

F or someone routinely cast as a clown presiding over an administration in chaos, Donald Trump has been very consistent about his agenda, and remarkably successful in achieving it, in the short term at least. By now, it seems clear that Trump has ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on subsidising the film industry

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 10:30 am | Gordon Campbell

F ilm subsidies – or subsidies of any sort – have always been regarded by Treasury as a heretical notion. Sure, film subsidies may work in practice, but do they work in theory? In 2004, Treasury was predicting they could cost $10 million a year . ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the cost of nurse pay in perspective

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 12:00 pm | Gordon Campbell

Military hardware is really, really, really expensive. Insanely so, given that the official NZDF forecasts envisage no credible military threat to this country over the operational lifetime of the gear currently in line to be purchased. More >>

Gordon Campbell on National’s fear mongering about strikes

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 12:04 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on National’s deliberate fear mongering about strikes and industrial action First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on family separations, and family publicity

Monday, 25 June 2018, 12:11 pm | Gordon Campbell

the recent upsurge in asylum seekers is still running below the 569,000 figure recorded in 2014, and is only a fraction of the 1,643,679 people who sought asylum in fiscal year 2000, and without the US sinking under the weight. More >>

Gordon Campbell on tomorrow’s EU trade talks with NZ

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 11:29 am | Gordon Campbell

O ne of the world’s most influential bureaucrats – the European Union’s Trade Commissioner Cecelia Malmstrom - will be in New Zealand tomorrow to launch the formal process of negotiating a bilateral trade pact between the EU and New Zealand. Malmstrom ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on a new obstacle to the 'Hit & Run' inquiry

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 11:52 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the latest High Court obstacle to the Hit & Run inquiry First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Waikeria Prison decision

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 11:39 am | Gordon Campbell

S o much for the easy part on prison policy. Yesterday, the coalition government announced its decision to build a smaller 500 bed high security prison at Waikeria, with a 100-bed mental health unit attached – rather than the huge 2,000-3,000 bed ... More >>

 

 

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