Written By: - Date published: 5:16 am, October 18th, 2019 - 45 comments
In the UK, Boris Johnson has just had a rather nasty setback in trying to get support for his Brexit package. It looks remarkably like the last one – which failed three times in parliament. It looks like the clone with tweaks will fail again.
Written By: - Date published: 10:10 pm, April 11th, 2019 - 515 comments
Julian Assange has been arrested by British Police inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London after his asylum was revoked.
UPDATE: Assange has been convicted of skipping bail and the US has requested his extradition.
Written By: - Date published: 11:37 am, September 19th, 2018 - 33 comments
In short, I think not.
Written By: - Date published: 11:13 am, May 27th, 2018 - 29 comments
So women in ‘half’ of an island have bodily autonomy.
Written By: - Date published: 12:22 pm, May 28th, 2017 - 49 comments
A quite remarkable interview of Michael Fallon by Channel 4 News in the UK.
Written By: - Date published: 12:40 pm, April 23rd, 2017 - 17 comments
If politicians are meant to represent people, then shouldn’t they explore ways to ensure that the people they represent get represented in government?
Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, June 25th, 2016 - 78 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: 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: 12:39 pm, June 21st, 2015 - 24 comments
Massive anti-austerity marches have just ended all over Britain. Tens of thousands of protesters have turned out to let the Tory government know that the fight against the right has not ended with the general election. Welsh singer Charlotte Church told the crowd in London that she is proudly British, but for all the right reasons.
Written By: - Date published: 2:21 pm, April 15th, 2015 - 20 comments
Nothing will shift the main UK parties’ attitude on nuclear weapons. Right?
Written By: - Date published: 11:23 am, March 11th, 2014 - 49 comments
Spot the difference?
Update: The referendum on the flag will be after the election.
Written By: - Date published: 2:10 pm, September 1st, 2013 - 26 comments
So Barack Obama is going to adhere to the US constitution this time around ( unlike as was the case with Libya) and await the potential green light of Congress before commencing with any military action in Syria.
Written By: - Date published: 1:15 pm, September 27th, 2012 - 53 comments
The UK and USA make for interesting case studies in their differing responses to the global recession. A pity that NZ followed the wrong leader.
Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, December 17th, 2010 - 62 comments
We don’t have to care so much about beneficiaries any more. Or those single parents. Or the trials and tribulations of anyone else at all really. We have to be grown up. And we are more mean and lean than we used to be. Hell, even those pesky parliamentary lefties have abandoned the beneficiaries and the single parents. Yup. Nothing to see there. Life is good. We’re getting ahead. And we sure know what’s what. Don’t we?
Written By: - Date published: 5:16 pm, November 2nd, 2010 - 62 comments
The UK entered the financial crisis over-committed and under-prepared. They spent billions of taxpayers’ money bailing out the bankers. Now the bills need to be paid, and the new government is embarking on a vicious austerity regime. As usual, the burden falls on the poor…
Written By: - Date published: 7:41 am, May 14th, 2010 - 59 comments
Hey thanks John, you’ve really helped put New Zealand in the international spotlight yet again. First it was your clown act on Letterman, more recently your cringe-worthy fawning over Biden and attempts to be seen as another Obama, your valiant pro-whaling pandering while leaving a New Zealand hero to languish in a Japanese jail, then your eagerness to mine […]