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Gordon Campbell on Elizabeth Warren’s plans

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 1:00 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on Elizabeth Warren’s plan to save capitalism from itself First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on the party of no ideas

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 1:17 pm | Gordon Campbell

T he striking thing about the issues that have political coverage over the past few months is the almost total lack of policy content to any of them. To date, Her Majesty’s Opposition hasn’t shown the slightest interest in offering a competing ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Bridges’ ‘meth crooks’ leadership failure

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 12:01 pm | Gordon Campbell

G iven that National Party leader Simon Bridges has made consistency and strong leadership the cornerstones of his attacks upon the coalition government, his own massive backflip on the meth compensation issue has been unfortunate, to say the ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Tax Working Group’s road map

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 5:20 pm | Gordon Campbell

T rying to analyse the interim report on the Tax Working Group (TWG) is like trying to review an entire All Blacks game, but at the half- time mark. With so much still to be finalised, Sir Michael Cullen and his colleagues are going to need all the ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Kavanaugh case and women’s suffrage

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 1:01 pm | Gordon Campbell

Today is suffrage day when – reportedly – we celebrate women winning a political voice, and ensuring that their voices are heard, respected, and acted upon, despite all the attempts to ignore and silence then. The Kavanaugh story puts all those issues ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on our military roles in Iraq & Afghanistan

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 12:41 pm | Gordon Campbell

Yesterday, PM Jacinda Ardern committed this country to an extension of our military deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, pending a review early next year of what their future purpose might be. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Ardern pep talk

Monday, 17 September 2018, 1:01 pm | Gordon Campbell

The intolerance being shown as this process unfolds in New Zealand betrays our depressing appetite for a tidily totalitarian style of government where everyone is expected to march in lockstep. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the rising cost of petrol

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 11:07 am | Gordon Campbell

What’s up with the global price of oil? Unsurprisingly, there are several scenarios out there about where oil prices are headed. Most of them envisage the price going up – maybe even way up – over the next 18-24 months, starting about now. Only ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on yesterday’s electricity price review

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 11:03 am | Gordon Campbell

Y esterday’s initial report on the cost of electricity pricing is but the first step in a process that will not see any government response until next May, after the Electricity Price Review’s final report has been presented. However, yesterday’s ... More >>

Are Only Old People Likely to Vote for Simon Bridges?

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 11:49 am | Gordon Campbell

A round the world, young people seem to be gravitating to left wing policies and parties, leaving the old to prop up the conservative parties. A Godzilla-sized generation gap now exists in political preferences worldwide, and the size of the gap suggests ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the fuss over the PM’s Pacific Forum Trip

Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 11:55 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the fuss and fighting over the PM’s Pacific Forum trip First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on trying to cheer up the business sector

Monday, 3 September 2018, 11:47 am | Gordon Campbell

Why on earth is it seen to be Jacinda Ardern’s problem when business chooses to whine on about its lack of confidence, and its lack of ‘certainty’ – as if it were ever the role of government to deliver risk-free profits to the private sector? ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the continuing Manning saga, and BTS

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 11:40 am | Gordon Campbell

T he National Party has played fast and loose with the facts during its campaign to deny an entry visa to the American LGBTQ activist Chelsea Manning. First, National’s immigration spokesperson Michael Woodhouse claimed “other countries” had refused ... More >>

Gordon Campbell: National’s crusade against Chelsea Manning

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 10:04 am | Gordon Campbell

So the National Party wants the government to deny Chelsea Manning a visa for her two speaking engagements in mid September, and it would have already done so if it was still in power. Good to know. More >>

Gordon Campbell on counting the cost from the Bridges leak

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 10:38 am | Gordon Campbell

T he care and protection being extended to the alleged mental health problems of the anonymous texter/leaker of Simon Bridges’ travel costs now seem to have got utterly, insanely out of proportion. The leaker is either a National MP or (less ... More >>

Is Amy Klobuchar Our Best Hope to Defeat Donald Trump?

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 10:23 am | Gordon Campbell

S ure, there are a few people who think Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin being pals will usher in a new age of global peace, and that it's the new McCarthyism for anyone to suggest otherwise. Yet to the rest of us… the re-election of Trump in 2020 is ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on MP pay and the REAL p.c. danger zone

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 11:16 am | Gordon Campbell

There has never been anything remotely credible about the way parliamentarians would paint themselves as the helpless victims of the Remuneration Authority when it came to their pay increases. More >>

Gordon Campbell on another reason to loathe HR departments

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 11:46 am | Gordon Campbell

This morning’s news item about Police emergency call centre staff turning up for work while they’re sick – because they’re afraid their sick leave statistics will be used against them – is not an isolated case. More >>

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 >>

   

 

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