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Archive for June, 2015

Gordon Campbell on the centre-left’s quest for economic ‘credibility’

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Yesterday, the Guardian published a long, fascinating account of the infighting and tactical manoeuvring within Ed Miliband’s UK Labour leadership team during the last eighteen months before their election defeat in May. By sheer coincidence, the Miliband post mortem came out almost at exactly the same time as the New Zealand ...

Gordon Campbell on the Sepp Blatter resignation

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Any initial elation at Sepp Blatter’s resignation as the overlord of FIFA will be tempered by his declared intention to stay on until at least December and possibly March 2016, to enable his successor to be elected. Has FIFA got no existing succession plan that could kick in before this? ...

Gordon Campbell on the Greens’ new co-leader, James Shaw

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

No doubt, the new Green Party co-leader James Shaw will be on the receiving end of a ton of advice in the coming weeks about what he ‘needs’ to do (and not do) in order to become more ‘credible’ – presumably, without losing any of the 257,000 voters who ...