Scoop Election 08: edited by Gordon Campbell


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Gordon Campbell on DHB deficits and free trade

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

First published on Werewolf Currently the world is looking on aghast at the Trump administration’s plans to slash Obamacare, mainly in order to finance massive tax changes that will deliver most of their gains to the wealthy. Lives will be lost in the trade-off. Millions of Americans stand to lose access ...

Gordon Campbell on the life and times of Peter Dunne

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

First published on Werewolf In the end, Mr Pragmatic calmly read the signs of impending defeat and went out on his own terms. You could use any number of clichés to describe Peter Dunne’s exit from Parliament. The unkind might talk of sinking ships, others could be more reminded of a ...

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 ...