Scoop Election 08: edited by Gordon Campbell

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On John Key’s Assault On The Welfare System

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Illustration by Tim Denee – www.timdenee.com If John Key is the face of moderation, there’s not much room left on the margins for the extremism of Don Brash. “Moderation” evidently means asset sales, tax breaks for the rich, cuts to government spending, a view that public services are “unsustainable” and unaffordable” ...

Gordon Campbell on how spying on politicians should be managed in future

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Click to enlarge For the meantime, Prime Minister John Key has kicked for touch on whether security services directly responsible to him should be allowed to keep open and add to the security files they hold on his fellow parliamentarians. Other countries have been grappling with the risks such confidential ...