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Archive for August, 2016

Gordon Campbell on our China cringe

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

First published on Werewolf Surprise. So we have a new round of revelations about the Key government’s handling of the threats to our exports by China - if we should proceed to investigate the reports of them dumping their excess steel in this country. Apparently, we’ve been in formal discussions with ...

Gordon Campbell on rugby’s sense of entitlement

Friday, August 5th, 2016

First published on Werewolf Supposedly, there’s a tradition in this country where strippers get hired for ‘stag dos’ and “hen nights.” Chippendale blokes for the ladies, a sexy garter or two for the guys. It is usually crystal clear what the format is: a bit of saucy flouncing and teasing, and ...

Gordon Campbell on the Bain compensation case

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

First published on Werewolf The only good news about the Bain compensation fiasco is that it is finally over. Allegedly, Bain failed to meet the threshold of innocence, but if so, the Key government failed to meet the threshold of competence on this issue. In the end, Bain got zero compensation ...

Gordon Campbell on NZ homecare workers and US voting rights

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

a href="">First published on Werewolf Hopefully, the unions will not lie down and meekly accept yesterday’s Court of Appeal ruling on the employment status of support worker Janet Lowe. As many as 35,000 home care workers stand to be affected by yesterday’s ruling – in which the appellate court declared that ...