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Gordon Campbell: Saudi Arabia seems out of control

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 10:42 am | Gordon Campbell

Is This Guy the World’s Most Dangerous Thirtysomething? Saudi Arabia seems out of control by Gordon Campbell First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on the TPP outcome, and the Hobbit law

Monday, 13 November 2017, 11:55 am | Gordon Campbell

W hen even Justin Trudeau seems willing to abandon you by the wayside, you know you’re in trouble. Yet somehow the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal has come lurching back from the dead – and as predicted in this column last week, the member ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Ardern’s trade battles at APEC

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 11:53 am | Gordon Campbell

R esurrections are rarely pain free. Coming back from the dead changes you – in the Bible, and on Buffy The Vampire Slayer alike. It should therefore come as no surprise that this week’s attempt to resurrect the Trans Pacific Partnership trade ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the battle over select committees

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 11:16 am | Gordon Campbell

O ver the past 30 years, so many of our economic theories, health, education and law and order policies, and surveillance activities by the state have been imported from the United States. Basically, our politicians – National, Labour and Act – ... More >>

Gordon Campbell: Devising National’s comeback

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 10:44 am | Gordon Campbell

How the backroom strategists might be concocting National’s battle plan… More >>

Across the generational divide in politics

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 12:13 pm | Gordon Campbell

Across the generational divide in politics Most of the criticism of the Ardern government has come from market dinosaurs by Gordon Campbell First Published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on the fear of change

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 12:43 pm | Gordon Campbell

C hange isn’t the same old menu, with merely a better range of desserts. As New Zealand has woken from its nine-year slumber to confront National’s dire legacy of social and economic neglect, the changes involved are going to be extensive. Everything ... More >>

Is Kaiser Bill alive and well in the White House?

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 3:32 pm | Gordon Campbell

T he Passchendaele centenary commemorations were held last week. Amid the military rituals, there was a notable lack of commentary on the imperial platitudes that sent those young soldiers off to kill and be killed. That seems unacceptable, today. Even ... More >>

What does Winston Peters want his legacy to be?

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 10:58 am | Gordon Campbell

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word. In reality, Peters will have power only up to the point that he uses it. By next week, he’ll have become ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Peters’ end game in the coalition talks

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 11:35 am | Gordon Campbell

W e’re now entering the Agatha Christie phase of the coalition negotiations, given that all the main characters have been summoned to the drawing room today by M. Hercule Peters. Although the resolution of the plot will take a few days yet, one can bet ... More >>

Gordon Campbell: Which way will New Zealand First jump?

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 12:16 pm | Gordon Campbell

How relevant will Peters treat his own party policy to his final decision? by Gordon Campbell More >>

Gordon Campbell: PPPs are Steven Joyce’s new imaginary friend

Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 12:16 pm | Gordon Campbell

L ike the kid in that Bruce Willis movie who could see dead people, Finance Minister Steven Joyce can see stuff (like holes in Labour budgets) that no-one else can see. So maybe it shouldn’t be all that surprising that Joyce can also see ‘efficiencies’ ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the election result and likely road ahead

Monday, 25 September 2017, 12:12 pm | Gordon Campbell

A government led by Bill English and Winston Peters would be a more conservative one – particularly on social issues – than any we experienced during the Key years. If, say, Peters’ oft repeated call for a referendum on the Maori seats becomes ... More >>

Gordon Campbell: Gareth Morgan, In His Own Words

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 12:52 pm | Gordon Campbell

S ome people are thinking of voting for Gareth Morgan on Saturday, and some already have. In a tight election and during a week when we’re celebrating the suffrage, that - arguably - doesn’t make a lot of sense, at least to anyone on the centre-left. ... More >>

Gordon Campbell: Ten Reasons For Not Voting National

Monday, 18 September 2017, 4:33 pm | Gordon Campbell

F aith-based voting is the norm, in that we tend to select the election messages that best fit with our deeply held beliefs. Routinely, faith trumps the evidence. There is, for instance, a doctrine that says National is better at managing the economy, ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on National’s Mickey Mouse policies on trade

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 12:37 pm | Gordon Campbell

S upposedly, trade is war by other means, and the rationale for it seems just as empty-headed. Once again, the free trade = good mantra was taken as a patriotic given in this morning’s RNZ interview with Trade Minister Todd McClay . Apparently, the ... More >>

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 >>

   

 

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