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Gordon Campbell on the fallout from the Barclay tape

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 11:01 am | Gordon Campbell

T odd Barclay – soft exit or hard exit? Anyone feeling that the watchdog roles of the media and Parliament have seen justice done to the scoundrel behind the taping scandal…well, maybe they should think again. This is hardly a case of cleaning ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Todd Barclay cover-up

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 10:09 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the Todd Barclay cover-up (and the GCSB's support for Groser) More >>

Gordon Campbell on our refugee intake, and Uber’s woes

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 2:49 pm | Gordon Campbell

O n figures released this week, there are currently 65.6 million people worldwide who have been displaced from their homes by war, famine or other external causes. Faced with this explosion in the global need for sanctuary, New Zealand announced ... More >>

Gordon Campbell: The lessons of the London tower block fire

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 10:55 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the lessons of the London tower block fire First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on anti-immigration gambit Labour, & Israel

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 12:13 pm | Gordon Campbell

C alls for a crackdown on public money being wasted on low quality educational courses? That’s always a perennial topic in any election year. Back in 2005, it was National’s education spokesman – a guy called Bill English – who led the charge against ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the lessons from Corbyn’s campaign

Monday, 12 June 2017, 10:39 am | Gordon Campbell

L eaving partisan politics aside - and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment - it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek. The clock is ticking on its Article 50 exit. Triggering article 50 at the end of ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the limits of political loyalty

Friday, 9 June 2017, 11:34 am | Gordon Campbell

I n the wake of the Comey testimony, one of Donald Trump’s White House defenders has claimed in her boss’s defence: “The President is not a liar.” Inevitably, that comment conjures up memories of Richard Nixon’s immortal line: “I am not ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Tillerson’s problems with Trump

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 11:53 am | Gordon Campbell

Photo: Mark Tanturm Y esterday, as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made his flying five hour visit to New Zealand, Foreign Policy magazine put its finger on why other leaders in the Asia-Pacific region have been left feeling deeply sceptical ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Rex Tillerson visit

Monday, 5 June 2017, 7:08 pm | Gordon Campbell

A visit to this country by a serving US Secretary of State is such a rare event that Rex Tillerson will be welcomed in style in Wellington tomorrow – even though the former ExxonMobil CEO could fairly be described as the least influential person in ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the causes of poverty

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 12:32 pm | Gordon Campbell

O ne of the enduring myths of the conservative right is that poverty is primarily a state of mind, and that welfare assistance only corrodes the mindset necessary for people to pull themselves out of poverty. Such views have been given a new lease ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the twists in the UK election

Monday, 29 May 2017, 11:16 am | Gordon Campbell

T he main reason Theresa May chose to call a snap election for June 8 in Britain was because the Tories firmly believed that a British Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn couldn’t and wouldn’t pose any threat. Instead, the Conservatives’ original ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on yesterday’s Budget

Friday, 26 May 2017, 12:13 pm | Gordon Campbell

I t may seem like Oliver to be so bold as to ask the Finance Minister for more gruel – but what the Dickens, Steven Joyce… is this Budget really as good as it gets? Supposedly, the public was going to receive significant rewards – an election year ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on (not) taking responsibility

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 11:59 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on (not) taking responsibility, terrorism porn, and Dylan’s 76th birthday First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Navy’s dealings with Fat Leonard

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 12:38 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the Navy’s dealings with Fat Leonard, and Twin Peaks First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on the demonising of Iran

Monday, 22 May 2017, 11:31 am | Gordon Campbell

Will New Zealand still be willing to pursue its recent trade overtures to Iran, now that US President Donald Trump has used his speech in Riyadh to single out Iran as the main source of terrorism and instability in the Middle East? More >>

Gordon Campbell on Bill English’s bizarre new/old trade deal

Friday, 19 May 2017, 12:29 pm | Gordon Campbell

S o, according to the Prime Minister, we all have an obligation to get in behind his zombie TPP deal, because of all the “jobs and income” it will bring in its wake. Really? That’s hilarious. This new “TPP 11” deal is entirely a pig in ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on housing, exploding lap-tops & Jon Taplin

Friday, 19 May 2017, 12:27 pm | Gordon Campbell

O K, and since we’re all barrelling towards the Budget and beyond … how useful a thing really is National’s programme of building 34,000 houses, as a solution to the crisis of housing affordability? Answer: not very. The details are here . More >>

Gordon Campbell on dealing with Japan over the TPP

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 12:27 pm | Gordon Campbell

A s PM Bill English flies off to Japan with his business delegation today, his discussions with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe will focus on how to keep the TPP trade pact alive, now that the United States has bailed. It is much, much easier to see what ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Alfred Ngaro’s standover tactics

Monday, 15 May 2017, 11:54 am | Gordon Campbell

When someone like Alfred Ngaro is being paid circa $350,000 a year (in salary and perks) you’d think he wouldn’t have to learn on the job about the basic moral rules of his role. More >>

Gordon Campbell on our caving in to the Aussies

Friday, 5 May 2017, 1:43 pm | Gordon Campbell

Much as New Zealand may brood over its links with Australia, they barely acknowledge our existence. On Anzac Day, when Kiwis make so much of our identity-forging mateship on the battlefield, we barely register in the commemorations held across the Tasman. ... More >>



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