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The romantic socialist loses the plot - utterly - Part 1

Some years ago Adam was in a luncheon group which by chance included Michael Cullen. In the course of the lunch Chris Trotter’s name came up and Michael Cullen… 545 more words

Can Jacinda Ardern inspire a new generation?

The intermittently hopeful Chris Trotter asks  Can Jacinda Ardern, like President Kennedy before her, inspire youth?

“Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans – born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage – and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.” –  John F.

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General

Trotter has some sound advice for the Greens — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Chris Trotter has some sound advice for the student politicians of the Green party: WHAT DO THE GREENS think they’re playing at? Their response to the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has done themselves, and the government they’re ostensibly part of, a huge disservice.

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Whaleoil

Can Peters be Trotter's Trotsky?

It has been entertaining watching activists on blogs and other social media trying to influence the outcome of the formation of a new government, from imploring parties to do what they want to subtle attempts at influence. 1,905 more words

Politics

Observations on the 2017 Election campaign thus far… (rima)

Ask David: When is a Bribe not a Bribe?

National has added to it’s list of expensive election year bribes. Not content with offering $10.5  billion on new roads (which is additional to an  estimated $12 billion  to be spent on seven roads in National’s “Roads of National Significance” plan) – the… 2,318 more words

The Body Politic

Chris Trotter on Labour’s ‘Fresh Approach’ — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Chris Trotter has seen Andrew Little’s ad and he isn’t impressed: LEFT-LEANING VOTERS looking for a good reason to vote Green should take a look at Labour’s latest campaign ad.

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NZ

Trotter on Labour’s Mafia or Breaking Bad tendencies — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Chris Trotter has written a ripper of an article that I was unaware of until he posted it on Bowalley Road: “JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I was out … they pull me back in.” Michael Corleone’s oft-quoted protest from The Godfather Part III could just as easily have escaped the lips of Andrew Little.

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