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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 >>

Gordon Campbell on the EU’s beef with Google

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 11:40 am | Gordon Campbell

T here’s every indication that Google would be on a losing wicket if it chooses to fight the European Union competition watchdogs, who have just levied a $3.3 billion fine on the firm – with the prospect of worse to come if Google doesn’t quickly ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the America’s Cup

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 12:22 pm | Gordon Campbell

W ith hindsight, the $5 million that then-Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce grudgingly allocated back in 2013 to keep the America’s Cup squad together has proved to be one of the government’s more successful exercises in belt tightening. ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the fallout from the Barclay tape

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 11:01 am | Gordon Campbell

T odd Barclay – soft exit or hard exit? Anyone feeling that the watchdog roles of the media and Parliament have seen justice done to the scoundrel behind the taping scandal…well, maybe they should think again. This is hardly a case of cleaning ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Todd Barclay cover-up

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 10:09 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the Todd Barclay cover-up (and the GCSB's support for Groser) More >>

Gordon Campbell on our refugee intake, and Uber’s woes

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 2:49 pm | Gordon Campbell

O n figures released this week, there are currently 65.6 million people worldwide who have been displaced from their homes by war, famine or other external causes. Faced with this explosion in the global need for sanctuary, New Zealand announced ... More >>

   

 

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