Scoop Election 08: edited by Gordon Campbell


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Gordon Campbell on Labour’s campaign launch

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Forst published on Werewolf Back in the days of street protests against the Vietnam War, the mainstream media could usually be relied on to systematically undercount the numbers taking part. So, with that prospect in mind, what were the crowd estimates for yesterday’s Labour Party election campaign launch by Jacinda ...

Gordon Campbell on why Labour isn’t responsible for Barnaby Joyce

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

First published on Werewolf As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! - our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself ...

Gordon Campbell on North Korea, neo-Nazism, and Milo

Monday, August 14th, 2017

First published on Werewolf With a bit of luck the planet won't be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. As ...

Gordon Campbell on the Turei finale

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

First published on Werewolf So the political career of Metiria Turei is, in effect, now over. It goes to show the double standard in politics is alive and well. Which one, you may ask - the one where a different standard of behaviour is applied to politicians on the centre-left as ...

Gordon Campbell on the nation’s moral tizzy on Metiria Turei

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

First published on Werewolf Ever since George Washington confessed to chopping down the cherry tree, his example has been taken to heart by every politician following in his wake. Thankfully we live in a country where politicians do not lie, or try to deceive the public, and are routinely drummed from ...

Gordon Campbell on National’s inability to find its target

Monday, August 7th, 2017

First published on Werewolf Early days yet, but the National Party seems to be having trouble in finding a credible line of attack on Jacinda Ardern. Interestingly, the National campaign manager Steven Joyce didn't go straight for the “pretty little thing/lightweight” criticism that’s been tried so often before. Wisely, Joyce ...

Gordon Campbell on the Labour leadership change

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

First Published on Werewolf For weeks now, Labour has been stalled on the train tracks with the election freight train bearing down on it. The recent run of polls didn’t create this looming disaster, but they confirmed that it was coming right on time. Well… Andrew Little has fled the scene, ...

Gordon Campbell on Labour’s love, lost

Monday, July 31st, 2017

First published on Werewolf Probably, the latest Colmar Brunton poll results must have felt like this for Andrew Little. Labour is down at a circa 25% level of support in the polls, eight weeks out from the election. To realistically hope to form a government, Labour needs to be punching around ...

Gordon Campbell on Act, the centre-right’s perennial ugly duckling

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

First published on Werewolf National has just endorsed Act leader David Seymour in Epsom, it being that time on the electoral calendar for the ceremonial anointing to take place once again. Act endures, despite its thoroughly fossilized views: it is the only lighthouse still shining the beams of 1980s market fundamentalism ...

Gordon Campbell on the real truth deficit in welfare

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

First published on Werewolf It has been astonishing to see the amount of time and energy being spent on what Greens co-leader Metiria Turei did or didn’t do properly as a beneficiary back in the early 1990s - as compared to how little time and energy is being put into the ...