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Archive for July, 2014

Gordon Campbell on Murray McCully’s avoidance strategy for his latest disaster

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Blame the officials. Go to ground. Looks like standard operational procedure for Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully, this time with respect to Malaysia over the diplomatic immunity case. Domestically, our government has needed to look tough about wanting to try the Malaysian diplomat in a New Zealand court, while internationally… ...

Gordon Campbell on Helen Clark’s UN Secretary-General bid

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Helen Clark’s informal campaign to succeed Ban Ki-Moon as UN Secretary-General is moving into a higher gear. Her June 11 interview on BBC’s Hard Talk programme has been widely seen as a bid for greater exposure, although she was tactfully modest to interviewer Tim Sebastian about her chances of winning ...