Australian Guardian columnist Van Badham writes “the future of the left is bright if it looks like Jacinda Ardern and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes.” She concludes “We can hope the influence of Jacinda Ardern and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes spread, or we can ensure that it does. The stakes for the marginalised remain life and death.” Very worth a read.
I’m in London at the moment – politics here and in Europe are in turmoil. And then there’s the Middle East – I went to hear Gilles Kepel, a professor at the Ecole Superieure, of which more later, speak about it at a LSE IDEAS series. LSE IDEAS is the University’s foreign policy think tank. Their banner linked countries of the world, but New Zealand was off the map. As Badham points out, it shouldn’t be.