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Gordon Campbell on the opinion polls for Key and Trump

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 10:59 am | Gordon Campbell

What is going on? Donald Trump got confirmed as the Republican presidential candidate at a bizarrely chaotic political convention… and promptly received an upwards bump in the polls to where he’s now rating ahead of Hillary Clinton, for only the second ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Todd McClay’s faulty memory

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 11:08 am | Gordon Campbell

S o Trade Minister Todd McClay is unavailable for comment because – reportedly - he has gone overseas on a private trip. (Siberia? Outer Mongolia?) Any skepticism on this point reflects the credibility problem that McClay is going to face in future ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the IOC’s treatment of Russian sport

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 11:02 am | Gordon Campbell

T he International Olympic Committee has made the right decision by leaving it to individual sports federations to decide whether particular Russian athletes will be eligible for Rio. Collective punishment was bad enough when applied to all Russian ... More >>

Gordon Campbell: the Reserve Bank, the UN shortlist, & Trump

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 10:54 am | Gordon Campbell

C an there really be there any link between the US presidential elections and yesterday’s RBNZ signals on interest rates and the NZ dollar? Well, maybe. And it would be this: the improving US economy is reportedly putting a tailwind behind the US dollar, and ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on what John Key should be asking Joe Biden

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 12:49 pm | Gordon Campbell

Key needs to be asking Biden about how – and why – the White House is busily circumventing the TPP deal signed in Auckland earlier this year. More >>

Gordon Campbell on China Steel Dumping Allegations

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 10:00 am | Gordon Campbell

O ver the course of the past decade, MFAT had managed to concoct a China policy of infinite subtlety, a gossamer illusion that – alas – China has just stomped into the dust. Apparently, if we object to their cheap, subgrade steel being jettisoned ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the censorship in South Africa

Friday, 15 July 2016, 10:41 am | Gordon Campbell

The most recent round of hassles at the SABC have included a bizarre set of decrees handed down by top executives close to the ruling ANC. These demands have included an order to staff that there should be no further negative news about the country’s ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Labour’s housing policy, and TPP rewrites

Monday, 11 July 2016, 11:22 am | Gordon Campbell

D riving round Dunedin South yesterday was an interesting place to be hearing the news of Labour’s new housing policy launch. In Corstorphine and Kew came street after street of state housing built in a previous era by an effective government ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Tony Blair and the Chilcot Report

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 10:16 am | Gordon Campbell

S even years in the making. Twelve volumes, and 2.6 million words. The Chilcot report into Britain’s involvement in the Iraq war in 2003 is indeed a blockbuster, and it dole out some harsh criticisms of former British PM Tony Blair - who led Britain ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on John Key’s weird pilgrimage to Europe

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 10:21 am | Gordon Campbell

A s history records, the last foreign dignitary seen by Chairman Mao before he died was a New Zealand Prime Minister, Robert Muldoon. With British PM David Cameron now on his political death bed, there’s a certain grim resonance in the fact that New ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on a bad week for Malcolm Turnbull

Monday, 4 July 2016, 10:35 am | Gordon Campbell

Traditionally, the Liberals have been better at organising their postal votes (before election day) than the Australian Labour Party. So, the Australian bookies who gambled in favour of a Liberals victory may still prevail, despite losing a couple of nights ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Britain’s pleas for mercy

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 11:27 am | Gordon Campbell

S o… Boris Johnson is promising that he won’t be holding a snap general election, if he’s chosen as the next UK Conservative Party leader. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Inquiry into our tax haven rules

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 10:21 am | Gordon Campbell

L ike the political equivalent of lithium, Prime Minister John Key is routinely administered to dull any politically dangerous mood swings amidst the general public. Tax havens? Here? Goodness no, our handling of foreign trusts, is, quote, world class, ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the aftermath of Brexit

Monday, 27 June 2016, 11:00 am | Gordon Campbell

Now that it has woken up from its Brexit victory hangover, is Britain acting as if it has just won the World Cup? Hardly. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the delusions driving the “Leave” option

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 1:09 pm | Gordon Campbell

O n the brink of the Brexit vote, the irrationality of the “Leave” option is now apparent. Voting for “Leave” requires (a) a fantastically unbalanced view of the impact of immigration on modern Britain (b) a demonizing of the EU “regulations” ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the “T” word, and the Spanish election

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 10:23 am | Gordon Campbell

Once again, the RNZ news packages from the US and UK this morning underlined the striking difference in the treatment of the Pulse night club killings in Florida and the murder of the British Labour MP, Jo Cox. From day one, the Miami shooter ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the RCEP trade deal and other entanglements

Monday, 20 June 2016, 11:35 am | Gordon Campbell

So China and the US both have competing trade deals on offer – the TPP for the US and the RCEP for the Chinese - each of which pointedly exclude the other superpower. That fact alone should signal that these deals are not primarily about mere trade ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Teina Pora payout

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 10:36 am | Gordon Campbell

O ops, sorry and $2.5 million in cash as a settlement for wrongful conviction. Obviously, Teina Pora hasn’t received a generous settlement. Back in the late 1990s, the Cabinet guidelines set $100,000 a year as the appropriate level of compensation when the ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on political smears and begging

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 11:00 am | Gordon Campbell

I f you’re a ministerial spin merchant can you ‘accidentally’ pass on to a journalist the fact that a prominent critic of your Minister and her government is under Police investigation ? More >>

Gordon Campbell on our refugee response, and a TPP rewrite

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 11:22 am | Gordon Campbell

T he miserly nature of New Zealand’s response to the global refugee crisis continues apace. Yesterday’s announcement of an increase in our intake of UNHCR refugees from 750 to 1,000 refugees will only kick in from 2018, after the recent special ... More >>

 

 

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