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Gordon Campbell: Labour isn’t responsible for Barnaby Joyce

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 11:50 am | Gordon Campbell

A s a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! - our own government has chosen to further ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on North Korea, neo-Nazism, and Milo

Monday, 14 August 2017, 11:45 am | Gordon Campbell

W ith a bit of luck the planet won't be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. As someone ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Turei finale

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 10:46 am | Gordon Campbell

So the political career of Metiria Turei is, in effect, now over. It goes to show the double standard in politics is alive and well. Which one, you may ask - the one where a different standard of behaviour is applied to politicians on the centre-left ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the nation’s moral tizzy on Metiria Turei

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 11:48 am | Gordon Campbell

E ver since George Washington confessed to chopping down the cherry tree, his example has been taken to heart by every politician following in his wake. Thankfully we live in a country where politicians do not lie, or try to deceive the public, and ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on National’s inability to find its target

Monday, 7 August 2017, 11:14 am | Gordon Campbell

Early days yet, but the National Party seems to be having trouble in finding a credible line of attack on Jacinda Ardern. Interestingly, the National campaign manager Steven Joyce didn't go straight for the “pretty little thing/lightweight” criticism ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Labour leadership change

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 1:49 pm | Gordon Campbell

F or weeks now, Labour has been stalled on the train tracks with the election freight train bearing down on it. The recent run of polls didn’t create this looming disaster, but they confirmed that it was coming right on time. Well… Andrew Little has fled ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Labour’s love, lost

Monday, 31 July 2017, 11:32 am | Gordon Campbell

P robably, the latest Colmar Brunton poll results must have felt like this for Andrew Little. Labour is down at a circa 25% level of support in the polls, eight weeks out from the election. To realistically hope to form a government, Labour needs to ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Act, the centre-right’s ugly duckling

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 11:09 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on Act, the centre-right’s perennial ugly duckling First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on the real truth deficit in welfare

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 1:19 pm | Gordon Campbell

I t has been astonishing to see the amount of time and energy being spent on what Greens co-leader Metiria Turei did or didn’t do properly as a beneficiary back in the early 1990s - as compared to how little time and energy is being put into ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Bojo visit

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 11:53 am | Gordon Campbell

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson is in town today, just over a year since his political career peaked… and then wobbled off into a grey zone of indecision. More >>

Gordon Campbell on why Trump is a good thing

Monday, 24 July 2017, 11:02 am | Gordon Campbell

At this point, its worth noting there’s one good reason for being grateful that Donald Trump is in the White House – and the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as the White House Communications Director is a good reminder of just what that reason ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the ch-ch-changes at IRD

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 4:45 pm | Gordon Campbell

N ew Zealand may pride itself on being relatively free of political corruption, but the corruption of our political language has built up a fine head of steam. On any number of issues we’re now supposedly engaged in a ‘conversation’ about ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Greens’ room for political pragmatism

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 11:42 am | Gordon Campbell

T ry and guess which party I’m talking about. They’ve led the way in promoting women to leadership positions, and in allowing their MPs to vote according to their conscience. They’ve never won much in the way of electorate seats, but one of their ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on humane welfare, child support and tax

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 10:58 am | Gordon Campbell

It made for an unusual Venn diagram, but Greens co-leader Metiria Turei and Finance Minister Steven Joyce were briefly sharing some common elements this week in the set that says – hey, don’t use the powers of the state in ways guaranteed to ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on National v Labour family support packages

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 12:49 pm | Gordon Campbell

T oo bad that poverty can bring out the worst in people. Especially at times, among politicians well-fed, well-housed and amply rewarded by the same state that they’re prone to decry when it offers assistance to individuals and families who are less ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Winston Peters sitting pretty

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 11:57 am | Gordon Campbell

A h, Winston Peters… ’tis winter, but he could hardly be feeling more contented. Traditionally Peters and his party are good finishers in election campaigns and yet this year they’re already enjoying a strong 11% showing in this week’s ONE News ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the current US moves against North Korea

Monday, 10 July 2017, 11:51 am | Gordon Campbell

I f Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict. Even if the worst case scenario comes true and North Korea does eventually become ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Shane Jones concept

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 11:30 am | Gordon Campbell

S ince Shane Jones has never really existed, the media felt it necessary to invent him. Meet Jonesy, the rough diamond politico with the superhero powers of communication with working class Kiwi males! As Danyl McLauchlan indicated a few years ago , the ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Labour’s policy resurgence, and Alex Chilton

Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 11:06 am | Gordon Campbell

F or much of this year, almost all the diversity in politics has been down at the retail end, where apparent differences reside in the tone, and in details. Up at the wholesale end – in the economic settings that drive the engine of politics ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Peter Thiel’s bad attitude problem

Monday, 3 July 2017, 11:02 am | Gordon Campbell

S o far, we haven’t been able to find what Peter Thiel may have said about us on Trip Advisor, after those four lightning trips he made here, totalling 12 days in all – but I’m sure he liked us. Really liked us. Funny though that our alleged ... More >>

 

 

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