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Archive for April, 2017

Gordon Campbell on the Kim regime

Friday, April 28th, 2017

First published on Werewolf Supposedly, we’ve been on the verge of thermonuclear war for the past fortnight. In the circumstances, it would be nice to know (a) what the guy in Pyongyang is thinking about all this and (b) what an achievable strategy goal for the US might look like. During ...

Gordon Campbell on the French election result

Monday, April 24th, 2017

First published on Werewolf It is the safest of safe bets that Emmanuel Macron will be the next President of France. The same French polls that accurately predicted today’s outcome to within one percentage point – right down to detecting Marine Le Pen’s slight fade in the final few days – ...

Gordon Campbell on the snap election in Britain

Friday, April 21st, 2017

First published on Werewolf Supposedly, Theresa May’s calling of a snap election in Britain is all about ‘getting a mandate’ and ‘leadership’ and other such cant. In fact, the election call is entirely opportunistic and self-serving and will – regardless of the outcome – put Britain in a worse negotiating position ...

Gordon Campbell on the aged-care settlement

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

First published on Werewolf Strange indeed to hear a National Prime Minister not only singing the praises of raising the wages of the lowly paid, but also preaching that this will enable employers to reap future benefits from reduced staff turnover via upskilling their workers and offering them a viable career ...

Gordon Campbell on the costs of cost-cutting

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Column - Gordon Campbell A s Jesus said, blessed are the poor who almost end up riding in unsafe taxis and school buses, so that others among them may enjoy lower taxes on their investment income.

Gordon Campbell on regime change, bombs and Syria

Monday, April 10th, 2017

href="">First published on Werewolf Now that America has found its greatness again the traditional way – by bombing someone – the misgivings have set in. Despite the 57 Cruise missiles fired at the al Shayrat airbase in Syria, the airbase was reportedly functioning again soon afterwards. Subsequently, the task of identifying ...

Gordon Campbell on the MSD’s privacy problems

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

First published on Werewolf It seems there will be a brief respite for NGOs, and for the vulnerable people they help. Yet until the Privacy Commissioner intervened yesterday, the agencies doing the frontline work on welfare issues were being required to hand over (to the Ministry of Social Development) the sensitive ...

Gordon Campbell on Shifty Bill’s Last Stand

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

First published on Werewolf So that’s alright then. Nothing to see with this SAS raid bizzo, move on. Or so PM Bill English would have us believe, at yesterday’s post-Cabinet press conference. No, there would be no independent inquiry into the events described in the Hit and Run book, because… he’d been ...