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David Miller: Facing The Facts Behind Beslan

Tuesday, 7 September 2004, 12:53 am | David Miller

Vladimir Putin must be a very concerned man. Not only have Chechen rebels killed hundreds in the latest act of terrorism but also his self professed image as a man who can protect Russians against such an outrage has taken another blow. More >>

David Miller: Taking The Risk Out Of Devolution

Monday, 6 September 2004, 2:14 am | David Miller

Devolved government in Scotland was supposed to bring democracy closer to the people. It was a risk to vested interests. As Members of the Scottish Parliament finally move into the newly built parliament this month, we can ask about the extent to which ... More >>

David Miller: Why I Support The Civil-Union Bill

Tuesday, 24 August 2004, 10:41 am | David Miller

I would have considered myself an ideal person to have on the ‘Enough is Enough’ march yesterday. After all, I am a heterosexual male, christened in the Church of England and raised by two parents, male and female, who are still together after ... More >>

David Miller: Raising the Spectre of Terrorism

Tuesday, 10 August 2004, 11:55 am | David Miller

The revelations from Pakistan that al-Qaeda might be planning to attack targets in South Africa have suddenly brought the war on terrorism very close to home for New Zealanders. More >>

David Miller: The Politics Of Speed

Tuesday, 27 July 2004, 1:17 pm | David Miller

It has been an interesting fortnight on the election campaign trail. There have not been any major policy announcements from any of the parties except the usual rumblings over the country’s power supply, the parole system or the Chief Justice’s complaints ... More >>

Should Labour Fear National’s Backslapping?

Tuesday, 13 July 2004, 3:31 pm | David Miller

Whether you agree with their policy statements or not, there is no denying that the National Party has emerged from its first conference under Don Brash with renewed optimism and spirit as the election campaign begins to gather momentum. More >>

David Miller (UK): In And Out Of The Mainstream

Wednesday, 16 June 2004, 10:31 am | David Miller

In a cacophony of apologetics, mainstream journalists are saying sorry for swallowing and amplifying the lies pumped out by the Bush and Blair propaganda machine to justify the attack on Iraq. More >>

David Miller: Is Rodney To Late To Save ACT?

Tuesday, 15 June 2004, 11:11 am | David Miller

The election of Rodney Hide as ACT leader certainly came as a surprise to many, but now the contest is over the question is whether he can save his party from electoral oblivion. More >>

Miller: A Return to Christchurch’s Violent Streets

Tuesday, 1 June 2004, 10:57 am | David Miller

Whether one attributes the level of violence and abuse that occurred in Christchurch following the Super 12 final earlier this month to the result or not, there can be no denying the fact that this city has a serious problem with alcohol and its related ... More >>

A Political Miscalculation or Outright Arrogance

Tuesday, 18 May 2004, 11:37 am | David Miller

Don Brash’s foray into defence and nuclear issues last week was not a success and it is not surprising that he has quickly returned to beating his race-relations drum. After all, this is safer ground for the National leader to tread. Yet Dr. Brash cannot ... More >>

David Miller: Another Tough Week in Election ’05

Tuesday, 4 May 2004, 10:02 am | David Miller

If a week is considered a long time in politics then the past month must have seemed like an eternity for the Government. Whatever brave face Helen Clark chooses to wear, there can be no denying that Tariana Turia’s defection has been a huge blow and one ... More >>

David Miller: Caught In The Matrix

Monday, 26 April 2004, 2:57 pm | David Miller

Political debate in the mainstream in the US and UK increasingly resembles the dystopian vision encapsulated in the film the Matrix. Here the reality of human bondage to the system is disguised by a sophisticated virtual reality – the matrix – from which ... More >>

The Real Casualty after the Orewa Speech

Tuesday, 20 April 2004, 11:37 am | David Miller

No matter whether one agrees with the Orewa speech or not, there is no denying that it refuses to vanish from the political landscape. The speech, the man and his party remain as talked about now as the day Don Brash delivered it and the controversy ... More >>

Despite Fallujah The World Still Needs Mercenaries

Tuesday, 6 April 2004, 10:59 am | David Miller

The killing of Americans in Fallujah last week may prove to be the act of violence that draws American public opinion away from supporting the ongoing war in Iraq and could even cost George W. Bush the White House. More >>

David Miller: Israel’s ‘Decapitation’ Strike

Tuesday, 23 March 2004, 9:47 am | David Miller

Last year, this column wrote that Israel’s deployment of F-16 fighters to attack leading Palestinian militants marked a significant development in the conflict between the two sides. More >>

David Miller: Sensible Electioneering

Tuesday, 9 March 2004, 12:59 am | David Miller

The Prime Minister’s speech to an audience in Christchurch last Thursday is the clearest signal yet that the 2005 election campaign is now underway. More >>

David Miller: Has Labour’s Slide Started?

Tuesday, 24 February 2004, 11:43 am | David Miller

Anyone who heard Trevor Mallard being interviewed by Linda Clark on National Radio last Friday would have cringed in embarrassment for the man. More >>

David Miller: Why Don Brash Spoke As He Did

Tuesday, 10 February 2004, 10:49 am | David Miller

Don Brash’s speech on race-relations last week was perhaps one of the most controversial public addresses given by the leader of a major political party and certainly of his burgeoning political career. More >>

Hutton Whitewash Leaves Blair In Dock

Monday, 2 February 2004, 12:31 am | David Miller

The Hutton report gave an immediate political victory to the Blair government. But the all-embracing nature of the whitewash means that a spectre is haunting the Blair government. More >>

The End Of UK Public Service Information Signalled

Monday, 2 February 2004, 12:31 am | David Miller

The report of the Phillis committee sounds the death knell government information as a public service. Its main recommendation is the abolition of the Government Information and Communication Service and its replacement with a permanent secretary in charge ... More >>





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