TPP countries gathered in Vietnam have announced a deal in broad principle, shunted aside until a later date the stuff on which they don’t agree, and declared victory.
The question is not whether the original TPP will be changed – it will be by how much, depending on what extent of changes the signatories can abide.
ACC is not an insurance scheme.
New Zealand may be a country divided between the centre right and centre left, rural and urban, old and young – but it isn’t the United States.
Trump has welshed on the Manus deal to Australia… On the weekend, Turnbull humiliated Jacinda Ardern in turn, by once again rejecting New Zealand’s offer.
Prime Parts of Hawaii Are for Sale, As Is Where Is
David Parker needs to continue how he has started
How the backroom strategists might be concocting National’s battle plan…
For some people, words like ‘tax’ and ‘regulation’ and ‘government intervention’ are fighting talk.
As NZ has woken from its nine-year slumber to confront National’s dire legacy of social and economic neglect, the changes are going to be extensive.
The Trump/Kaiser parallels are quite unnerving…
From here on, his power will diminish…
Wondering why you don’t have a new government yet? Let me fill you the f**k in.
On trade and foreign ownership, Peters is talking sense…
We’re now entering the Agatha Christie phase of coalition negotiations, given all the main characters have been summoned to the drawing room today by M. Hercule Peters.
The death of Tom Petty rekindles the love for one of music’s most under-rated stars.
Sometimes friends have to tell friends they’re acting crazy…
How relevant will Peters treat his own partry policy to his final decision?
PPPs are Steven Joyce’s new imaginary friend…
A government led by Bill English and Winston Peters would be a more conservative one – particularly on social issues – than any during the Key years.
Bringing Order to the Election Result
Is the TOP leader a reliable prophet?
A National Party Spin Doctor Writes
Three more years of business as usual is the real risk.
According to Todd McClay the European Union says it wants to conclude a FTA with NZ by the end of 2019. That timetable sounds unbelievably optimistic.
This week, National leader Bill English is claiming that farmers could face a $50,000 cost increase from Labour’s water tax plans. Another phantom fear.
So far, Labour’s tax plans have been treated like an incoming hurricane in the Caribbean – how big will it be, what path it take through the economy, how much damage will it do?
Do Politicians Dream of Electric Sheep?