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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="http://werewolf.co.nz/2016/08/gordon-campbell-on-nz-homecare-workers-and-us-voting-rights/">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 ...

Gordon Campbell on why the opinion polls for Key and Trump defy gravity

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

What is going on? Donald Trump got confirmed as the Republican presidential candidate at a bizarrely chaotic political convention… and promptly received an upwards bump in the polls to where he’s now rating ahead of Hillary Clinton, for only the second time this year. Likewise, John Key’s government had quite ...

Gordon Campbell on Todd McClay’s faulty memory

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Column - Gordon Campbell S o Trade Minister Todd McClay is unavailable for comment because – reportedly - he has gone overseas on a private trip. (Siberia? Outer Mongolia?) Any skepticism on this point reflects the credibility problem that McClay is going to face in future ...

Gordon Campbell on the IOC’s treatment of Russian sport

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Column - Gordon Campbell T he International Olympic Committee has made the right decision by leaving it to individual sports federations to decide whether particular Russian athletes will be eligible for Rio. Collective punishment was bad enough when applied to all Russian ...

Gordon Campbell: the Reserve Bank, the UN shortlist, & Trump

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Column - Gordon Campbell C an there really be there any link between the US presidential elections and yesterday’s RBNZ signals on interest rates and the NZ dollar? Well, maybe. And it would be this: the improving US economy is reportedly putting a tailwind behind the US dollar, and ...

Gordon Campbell on what John Key should be asking Joe Biden

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

First published on Werewolf No doubt, US Vice-President Joe Biden will be updating Prime Minister John Key on the chances of a TPP vote taking place in the ‘ lame duck’ session of Congress that’s held between the November’s election and the inauguration of a new President in January. Whether there ...

Gordon Campbell on China Steel Dumping Allegations

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

First published on Werewolf Over the course of the past decade, MFAT had managed to concoct a China policy of infinite subtlety, a gossamer illusion that – alas – China has just stomped into the dust. Apparently, if we object to their cheap, subgrade steel being jettisoned here, they’ll attack our ...