Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, August 17th, 2015 - 146 comments
The old myth that National are good managers of the economy should now be well dead and buried. For a recent case study see Robertson vs Joyce on dairy prices…
Written By: - Date published: 7:08 pm, November 18th, 2014 - 46 comments
On October 4th Andrew Little was looking to see if he was even going to be in Parliament because he hadn’t achieved the near impossible task of winning New Plymouth. He was at the bottom of small list and only got back into parliament on special votes. But Andrew Little has a well deserved reputation is a organiser and a campaigner. It showed.
Written By: - Date published: 11:36 am, November 17th, 2014 - 67 comments
The Labour leadership campaign is in the home straight. Various authors have declared their preference and why and I thought I should do the same.
Written By: - Date published: 4:58 pm, November 16th, 2014 - 54 comments
Here are my votes for the leadership contest. It was a hard choice, especially having to rank them. But my main criteria was to look for the people who I think had the most chance retaining and utilising the ever increasing membership and the other parts of the party together into a election winning system for the left.
Written By: - Date published: 10:11 am, November 10th, 2014 - 81 comments
A couple of weeks ago we asked readers to suggest questions for written answers from the candidates. We chose / edited six questions, and sent them to the four campaigns. Here are Grant Robertson’s answers.
Written By: - Date published: 1:00 pm, November 8th, 2014 - 30 comments
The Labour leadership race continues!
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, November 3rd, 2014 - 12 comments
In case you haven’t been able to make it to any of the leadership hustings, here’s the speeches from the Nelson meeting last week.
Written By: - Date published: 5:00 am, November 2nd, 2014 - Comments Off on Chat with Grant Robertson Sunday 7:30
Labour leadership contender Grant Robertson will be joining us here at The Standard live on Sunday around 7:30pm for a chat.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, October 30th, 2014 - 74 comments
InsideOut has a look at the current state of the labour leadership campaigns. Predictably they plump down on the side of a particular candidate. But they do point to various issues with all of the campaigns.
Written By: - Date published: 9:28 am, October 26th, 2014 - 174 comments
We have 4 great Leftie contenders, who all want to take Aotearoa where we want it to go. Whomever wins, I’ll back them to the hilt. But I have a vote and a voice, and I’m backing Grant – here’s why.
Written By: - Date published: 6:50 am, October 23rd, 2014 - 137 comments
Grant Robertson picked up a heavyweight endorsement yesterday.
Written By: - Date published: 8:25 pm, October 17th, 2014 - 14 comments
So which West Wing politician do the current Labour Leadership candidates most closely resemble? Dedicated to one of the best political activists I know.
Written By: - Date published: 9:27 am, October 10th, 2014 - 70 comments
Now that the dust is settling on the 2014 general election it is a good time for progressives to review our and our opponents’ use of social media and what can be done better. And how do we respond effectively to the approach of the right which is now thanks to Nicky Hager painstakingly clear.
Written By: - Date published: 12:40 pm, October 3rd, 2014 - 384 comments
Like many on the left, I was disillusioned with the election result. It felt pretty hopeless on election night that John Key could romp home to victory on the back of dirty politics. But there is hope. Here are my ten key reasons why I am voting for and supporting Grant Robertson to be our next Prime Minister.
Written By: - Date published: 9:05 am, September 28th, 2014 - 193 comments
Grant Robertson is the second Labour MP to announce that he wishes to seek the party’s leadership.
Written By: - Date published: 11:31 am, August 7th, 2014 - 19 comments
Rob Salmond looks at the recent shifts in media opinion pieces. Perhaps the National strategy of getting the house to rise too early has backfired. It appears to be giving opposition parties more room to showcase their policy, more room for National to showcase its arrogance, and more time for the polls to close.
Written By: - Date published: 6:09 pm, August 4th, 2014 - 7 comments
Other than fixing child poverty, there’s probably no more important policy than this. Labour will commit $183 million to a comprehensive Youth Employment Package designed to reach 24,000 young New Zealanders.
Written By: - Date published: 7:16 pm, August 2nd, 2014 - 129 comments
If you need proof watch this morning’s TV3 debate with Grant Robertson.
Written By: - Date published: 11:38 am, May 14th, 2014 - 39 comments
Misleading parliament is serious. If it happens, MPs are supposed to make a stand-alone statement to the House about what they said, why it was wrong, and what they should have said instead. Key didn’t do that at all. He just inserted a pathetic “meh” concession into an answer to a question. And the speaker diminished parliament by letting him get away with it.
Written By: - Date published: 12:53 pm, May 7th, 2014 - 114 comments
Yesterday in Parliament the Government was completely on the back foot. Judith Collins cannot be more compromised. National strategists must be afraid at the damage that its one strength, John Key, is sustaining.
Written By: - Date published: 4:34 pm, March 5th, 2014 - 38 comments
John Key claims Judith Collins was not guilty of conflict of interest re-her visit to Oravida in China. Grant Robertson and Chris Hipkins, in the General Debate today claimed that Peter Goodfellow met with an Oravida sponsored group of businessmen to discuss “bi-lateral collaboration.” They claim Key also played golf with an Oravida bigwig.
Written By: - Date published: 3:31 pm, September 23rd, 2013 - 82 comments
Details of the Labour Caucus changes are now appearing in the media. The update is Parker, Robertson and Jones will be the core of the economic team, King retains Health, Shearer gains Foreign Affairs and Cosgrove and Hipkins retain their current responsibilities. Mahuta and Moroney are elevated to the front bench and this will help gender balance.
Updated with full list.
Written By: - Date published: 9:43 am, September 13th, 2013 - 75 comments
TV3’s analysis of the Labour Leadership contest is leaving a lot to be desired. Rather than reporting on what has happened they are trivialising the leadership campaign and getting important details wrong.