Against The Current

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New Zealand politics from a left wing perspective as well as some international coverage.



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And on a packed show this week we learnt someone has a tattoo of TV3 reporter Paddy Gower on their ankle, the Prime Minister hasn't seen the show yet, 'wadeable' means that the water comes up to the genitalia and Jesse Mulligan talked with a man...

Conservative columnist Chris Trotter takes a leaf out of Tony Blair's book and insists that Andrew Little's Labour is 'broad church'. In reality though its more of a cult. IN THE WAR AGAINST UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, the Blairites have consi...

Mt Kuha : Proposed site for a new open cast mine. A new report says that the era of fossil fuels is far from over and the project of a sustainable capitalism has been a complete failure. Meanwhile E tu, which is affiliated to the Labour Party, ar...

NZ Herald columnist Catriona MacLennan has proposed  substantially increasing benefit rates, so that they are 'livable'. But, according to people like Daily Blog editor Martyn Bradbury and conservative columnist Chris Trotter, she's just another us...

FALSE DICHOTOMY

on Feb 9, 2017 in: labour party

Bryce Edwards analysis of the controversy surrounding Willie Jackson is badly wrong, not in the least his strange definition of the Labour left. I'VE GOT A LOT OF TIME for the work of Bryce Edwards and he adds some intelligence and eruditeness to...

Supporters of Willie Jackson like Chris Trotter and Martyn Bradbury prove once again that they don't know what they're talking about. I HEARD Labour leader Andrew Little on TVNZ's Breakfast yesterday morning insisting that he did not compile L...

BRAND NEW DEADWOOD

on Feb 5, 2017 in: labour party

Labour decides that Willie Jackson deserves to be in Parliament - whether the public likes it or not. WHILE IT HAS BEEN correctly highlighted how politically advantageous it was for the Labour Party to suck Willie Jackson into its orbit, little h...