‘Tis the season to be jolly, and for wrapping a plea bargain under the Christmas tree for all ye formerly merry, Trump-connected gentlemen.
Come December 2019, the West’s social democracies could be gone through quite a few changes at the top.
Crunch time is looming on Tuesday night in Britain, amid every sign that May’s compromise deal for Brexit is headed for a heavy defeat.
’Tis the season of goodwill towards all humankind… except it would seem, towards the Speaker of Parliament.
One unfortunate side effect of “personality politics” is that when prominent politicians die, the niceties we observe at the death of private individuals get extended to them as well.
The ban on Spark using Huawei technology within their planned 5G phone and Internet network continues to raise more questions than answers.
Consumers will probably have to pay more for 5G services, as a result of the decision to invoke national security concerns to ban Huawei technology from our new 5G networks.
Earlier this year, PM Jacinda Ardern’s harmonious meeting with Emmanuel Macron was deemed to be the most important political coup of her entire trip to Europe.
The government has announced a vaccination programme to help combat an outbreak of the deadly W strain of meningococcal disease in Northland…
If David Parker really wants to hone his crisis-managing chops, he maybe should be turning his attention to the Western Sahara
Mahathir Mohamad has exposed how New Zealand is trying to make a virtue out of sitting on the fence over the South China Sea dispute
Brexit has left the British public looking like a nation of Wellington bus commuters.
Obviously, it is good news that the coalition government has broadened the scope of its Royal Commission into the abuse of children, beyond its previous focus on children in state care.
In the end, the Democratic Party won a clear victory in the House, and lost as expected in the Senate…
You will land in big trouble if you try to rob a bank. (Don’t do it people.) But when banks rob us, we will worry about whether they might have an attitude problem.
Theoretically, the screen industry should have all the talent at its fingertips to communicate the socio-economic value of what it does. To date, it hasn’t done much to do so.
Minister gets inadequate advice from departmental officials, gets caught out. That’s embarrassing, but hardly of lasting impact…
As many observers have noted, New Zealand has a very conservative abortion law in place that has always been interpreted liberally in practice…
Kicking the problematic cases upstairs for the Minister to operate as some kind of ‘last chance saloon’ is to turn the deportation decision into a lottery.
Of all the major outposts of Empire, New Zealand has always been the very last to shed its fascination with the British royals.
Of all the crimes committed by the Saudi regime, it has been this revenge killing ordered by the Saudi Crown Prince that has finally brought universal condemnation.
Clearly, Jami-Lee Ross is not waging a normal form of political warfare, with agreed rules of combat and rational cost/benefit calculations.
Secretly taping your political leader and threatening to release the contents in public is not a good way to win clemency, or gain support from your team
In March of this year, the French economist Thomas Piketty published a paper tracing the political journey that the university-educated have taken across the political spectrum…
When it comes down to protecting the most vulnerable, Parliament can sometimes move at glacial pace, and do the bare minimum.
Over the course of National’s entire term of office… it had the great good fortune that high global oil prices rarely coincided with a low Kiwi dollar…
Free speech controversies rarely have to do with the opinions of those lacking a public platform.
From now on it seems, firms will only need to re-invest a paltry $50,000 in research and development – half the previous amount – to qualify for a sizeable tax break.
These days, strike action is essentially a game of three dimensional chess, and the industrial stoppages coming our way in education are a case in point.