Be it the scandals he has uncovered (eg the Winebox) or the scandals he has featured in… Winston Peters is, as they say, good copy.
While there’s been an understandable focus by the media upon Greta Thunber, one remarkable thing about the movement she has inspired is that it is so de-centralised.
The Republican Party of Lincoln – which once led a civil war that ended the slave economy of the South – has now defined itself openly as being the party of white nationalism.
At this point, New Zealand First needs to more than double its current poll numbers to survive beyond Election Day, 2020… but that’s what Winston Peters is so very good at doing.
With the wisdom of hindsight, the Labour/Greens combo never did have the numbers to get a meaningful capital gains tax (CGT) across the line…
Brexit has left the British public looking like a nation of Wellington bus commuters.
The striking thing about the issues that have political coverage over the past few months is the almost total lack of policy content to any of them.
Dutifully, the Pacific Islands Forum meeting is described each year as the region’s most important gathering of leaders…
If Jacinda Ardern is the mother of the nation, Winston Peters is rapidly turning into its kindly old uncle…
On Thursday, Acting PM Winston Peters will be playing host to the nearest thing to his doppelganger in the Asia-Pacific region.
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.