Scoop Election 08: edited by Gordon Campbell

Archive for May, 2008

Poll Watch: Fairfax/Nielsen Poll 17/05/08

Monday, May 19th, 2008

See... Stuff: Nats head for a landslide (+ stats) The poll questioned 1091 voters between Wednesday May 7th and Tuesday this week [May 13] and has a margin of error of 3 per cent. Party Vote National 56 Labour 29 Greens 6 NZ First 5 Maori 2 ACT 1 UnitedFuture 1 Destiny NZ 0 Progressive Party 0 Preferred PM John Key 45 (up ...

Security Risks – Who Vetted Thompson?

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

By Gordon Campbell The former head of the NZ Immigration Service - Mary-Anne Thompson*****The question marks now hanging over the Ph.D of Immigration chief executive Mary-Anne Thompson – and the failure of the SIS security checks to detect anything wrong about her credentials during her decade long rise to the upper ...

Gordon Campbell Interviews Russel Norman

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

The Cost of Being Green Click for big versionGreen Co-leader Russel Norman enjoying the infrequent number 2 bus service from Hataitai Wellington – on his way to a Scoop inquisition- Image Kevin List***** Al Gore’s climate change made saving the planet look like such a cool lifestyle option - but ...

Gordon Campbell: Terry Hicks – A Father’s Story

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Images Kevin List Click for big versionTerry Hicks speaking at an Amnesty International meeting - Wellington*****The saga of David Hicks, Australia’s most controversial figure in the war on terrorism, keeps on getting stranger. A few days ago, US Colonel Mo Davis, the former chief prosecutor at the US military commissions that ...

WTF – May 8 2008: Sealord, Tax Cuts, Retirement

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Click to enlargeScoop image - Lyndon Hood*****1. Sealord, not Law’ed. How ironic that Sealord – half owned by Maori business interests - was being denounced on RNZ this morning by foreign human rights agencies for co-exploiting the fisheries resources of the indigenous people of Western Sahara. This isn’t the first ...

US Election 08: Clinton’s Last Chance To Go Gracefully

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

By Gordon Campbell*****Hillary has been talking tough (and sounding hollow) ever since the Indiana/North Carolina primaries results came in yesterday, but that’s only to convince prospective donors that she’s still viable. Really, its all over at last. Barack Obama has an unassailable lead on the popular vote/pledged delegate count, and ...

Should Norway be the new template for our China FTA?

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Should Norway be the new template for our China FTA? Further FTA Analysis By Gordon Campbell The China FTA photo ops are over. Parliament now has to bed in over the next few months to consider the FTA deal - and if we’re crazily in luck, it may even try to weigh ...

Gordon Campbell: Back on Track

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Scoop image – Lyndon Hood*****Today’s $665 million buy-back of the rail network from the Australian firm Toll Holdings is a genuine cause for celebration. For years, it seemed the privatisation of key assets carried out at the height of the 1980s market mania was irreversible. You know how the mythology ...

Gordon Campbell interviews Rodney Hide

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Images Kevin List Click for big version*****Act Party leader Rodney Hide has always been something of a poltergeist rattling around on the centre right of the political spectrum – making noise and kind of friendly (except when he isn’t) but without ever conveying the sense that he’s entirely there.Since the last ...

Waihopai and the Troublesome Priest

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

By Gordon CampbellInteresting headline in the NZ Herald this morning about the Waihopai spy base invasion : “ Spy Base Priest’s History of Trouble…” In fact, the only ‘trouble” the Herald can dig up on Dominican priest Peter Murnane is that he took in the Algerian asylum seeker Ahmed Zaoui. ...