Tough on Europe over trade, at the G-7. Tough on Europe over defence, at NATO. And utterly smitten as usual by Vladimir Putin at the Helsinki summit.
The headlines would have you believe that inflation is safely under control, but a Statistics NZ press release yesterday indicates that isn’t the reality being experienced by the poor.
In 2017, bogeymen of all shapes and sizes seem to have fallen on hard times.
Shane Jones has made it clear that he’s going to be saying really, really loudly what he and Winston and the rest of the NZF crew are doing.
So how is journalism faring in its role of (a) speaking truth to power, and (b) keeping its independent distance from those it seeks to monitor?
From here on, his power will diminish…
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.
How relevant will Peters treat his own partry policy to his final decision?
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.
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?
Politicisation of state-gathered and state-managed information should be a concern to everyone.
The story of Bill English, before he became a nice guy
Traditionally Peters and his party are good finishers in election campaigns and yet this year they’re already enjoying a strong 11% showing.
Labour leader Andrew Little chose to appoint Winston Peters – and not Greens’ leader James Shaw – to Parliament’s committee on the security and intelligence services.
We got a less manicured and truer picture of Bill English at yesterday’s press conference
Kanye do something with this album cover meme? Ye kan!
An interview with Labour Party leader David Cunliffe
An interview with new Labour leader, David Shearer