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Gordon Campbell on the politics of fear and neglect

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 12:00 pm | Gordon Campbell

In years to come this will be seen as a watershed election for New Zealand. Is the country able to embrace change and elect a government willing to tackle the serious problems we face in health, housing, education and income inequality - or will it ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the likely path of Hurricane Jacinda

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 11:24 am | Gordon Campbell

So far, Labour’s tax plans have been treated like an incoming hurricane in the Caribbean – how big will it be, what path it take through the economy, how much damage will it do? Are these going to be gi-normous Category Five taxes that flatten ... More >>

Gordon Campbell On The Myth Of Conservative Economic Compete

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 1:21 pm | Gordon Campbell

T he phantom hole in the Labour books conjured up by Finance Minister Steven Joyce has been widely discredited, but facts were never all that relevant to Joyce. What mattered was feeding the myth that (a) National are the only reliable managers of ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on National’s fake news onslaught

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 12:29 pm | Gordon Campbell

Can National succeed in lying its way into a fourth term of office? Given its entirely fictitious claims of a $11.7 billion hole in Labour’s alternative budget, it won’t be for lack of trying. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the US public’s attitude to nuclear war

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 10:55 am | Gordon Campbell

Worried about North Korea? Feeling concerned that nuclear war could break out any day now, either intentionally or by accident caused by mutual misunderstandings? Luckily, and despite the heated rhetoric, both sides are continuing to frame their ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on scrapping the rights of gang members

Monday, 4 September 2017, 12:18 pm | Gordon Campbell

S o, Police Minister Paula Bennett thinks some New Zealanders deserve “fewer human rights than others”. The New Zealanders now in the firing line being brown people, in gangs. To that end, National is promising to allow police to search cars and houses ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the funding crisis in the health system

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 12:18 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the funding crisis in the public health system First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on Winston Peters and MSD

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 2:03 pm | Gordon Campbell

R elatively speaking, it is far more common for people to be underpaid by MSD thanks to bureaucratic error, or through being ill -informed by MSD about their true entitlements. The relatively low take-up rates for some targeted benefits is a genuine scandal. ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Greens' ongoing problems

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 11:10 am | Gordon Campbell

H ard to treat the Greens’ belated decision to stand a candidate in Ohariu as being anything other than a desperation move, by a party whose own leadership is evidently concerned about its chances of survival. Green candidates are not expected ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on DHB deficits and free trade

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 12:37 pm | Gordon Campbell

C urrently the world is looking on aghast at the Trump administration’s plans to slash Obamacare, mainly in order to finance massive tax changes that will deliver most of their gains to the wealthy. Lives will be lost in the trade-off. Millions ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the life and times of Peter Dunne

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 10:23 am | Gordon Campbell

I n the end, Mr Pragmatic calmly read the signs of impending defeat and went out on his own terms. You could use any number of clichés to describe Peter Dunne’s exit from Parliament. The unkind might talk of sinking ships, others could be more ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Labour’s campaign launch

Monday, 21 August 2017, 12:15 pm | Gordon Campbell

B ack in the days of street protests against the Vietnam War, the mainstream media could usually be relied on to systematically undercount the numbers taking part. So, with that prospect in mind, what were the crowd estimates for yesterday’s Labour ... More >>

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 >>

   

 

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