Written By: - Date published: 12:32 pm, June 27th, 2016 - 23 comments
Even in times of upheaval there are things we can do. Here are 11 post-Brexit ways to act right now.
Written By: - Date published: 2:52 pm, June 26th, 2016 - 128 comments
Jeremy Corbyn is fighting back against those plotting to force his resignation. But is it too little too late?
Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, June 25th, 2016 - 77 comments
Scotland, Northern Ireland and London voted to stay in the EU. Every other region voted BREXIT. The Midlands and Yorkshire overwhelmingly so.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, June 24th, 2016 - 24 comments
Brexit or bremain whatever happens today the United Kingdom will never be the same.
Written By: - Date published: 1:51 pm, June 15th, 2016 - 54 comments
Brexit is looking more and more likely, and the consequences are difficult to predict…
Written By: - Date published: 2:59 pm, April 15th, 2016 - 29 comments
It is clear from John Key’s irresponsible reaction to accusations of NZ being a loosely controlled tax haven, that we are becoming an international target. Contrast that with European reactions, and then have a look at the David Brin’s prophetic reasons for the fictional Helvitica War…
Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, December 10th, 2015 - 73 comments
As the world meets in Paris, in desperate need of sanity and unity, the tides of political madness seem to be rising everywhere.
Written By: - Date published: 9:57 am, December 4th, 2015 - 147 comments
UK MP Hilary Benn has given one of the finest speeches Westminster has heard in years in the debate over Syria. It will go down as a defining moment in the fight against Daesh and proves that bombing alone is not the answer. Watch it. It’s how politics can be, when done right.
Written By: - Date published: 9:35 am, November 15th, 2015 - 203 comments
From Hollande’s reaction it seems likely that the terrorists will accomplish their goal.
Written By: - Date published: 8:49 am, September 10th, 2015 - 74 comments
In the UK, in Australia and in New Zealand conservative governments have initially refused to accept more refugees then in a matter of days they have changed their view. At the same time they have announced increased support for refugees they have announced military action against ISIS. Makes you wonder if this is based on Crosby Textor advice.
Written By: - Date published: 7:44 am, September 6th, 2015 - 4 comments
For father’s day how about a gift of a donation to charities helping the refugees pouring into Europe?
Written By: - Date published: 11:42 am, July 14th, 2015 - 101 comments
Just like there clearly are first class Euros and second class Euros, it is just as clear that there are first class Europeans and second class Europeans. Nothing is settled and the chance of further conflict is high.
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, July 8th, 2015 - 222 comments
Europe must agree to slashing Greece’s debt so that economic growth can begin again. Germany should understand this better than most.
Written By: - Date published: 11:20 am, July 2nd, 2015 - 124 comments
Secret documents seen by The Guardian describe just how bad things will be for Greece if they accept the demands of the IMF / “troika”.
Written By: - Date published: 9:47 am, June 30th, 2015 - 162 comments
The invisible hand of the market is busy punching itself in the face today. Some observations on Greece and the Euro crisis, from the factual to the fun, courtesy of Twitter this morning.
Written By: - Date published: 2:56 pm, February 14th, 2015 - 47 comments
So much to sell, so little time… When this Government is finished selling, we will have sold our right to make laws for ourselves too. Be under no doubt, if the effect of bringing in a law for the health and well being of Kiwis will cost a corporate millions of dollars, part of their lobbying after the TPP, will be threatening to sue the taxpayers of NZ and watch such a Bill slip into obscurity. And those corporates wielding that power? Most will never pay a cent of tax into the coffers of NZ taxpayers.
Written By: - Date published: 7:35 pm, February 8th, 2015 - 73 comments
There’s a fascinating article in the latest New Statesman titled “An Empire that speaks English: the right’s dream of a new world order.” Suddenly UK Foreign Minister Philip Hammond’s recent visit here makes sense. So does John Key’s references to sending troops to Iraq on behalf of the “club” or the “family” – he’s at the heart of the Empire.
Written By: - Date published: 10:16 am, January 12th, 2015 - 31 comments
An English student, Daniel Wickham has in a series of tweets questioned the commitment of various world leaders who marched in support of freedom of the press to that concept.
Written By: - Date published: 4:07 pm, January 11th, 2015 - 223 comments
You’d think that with all the WW1 commemorations going on at the moment it would make us more vigilant about our freedom and security, not sleep-walking towards another Holy Crusade (in the name of the God of Money and Father of Fossil Fuels), seduced by slick liars and the gods of commercialism and greed.
Written By: - Date published: 11:46 am, January 8th, 2015 - 101 comments
The slaying of staff at Charlie Hebdo and the killing of two police officers will no doubt cause further debate on the extent of freedom of speech, on our relations with Muslims and on the state’s powers of surveillance and if they should be increased.