Category: Politics

Dr Bronwyn Howell

Consequences of the Christchurch Call: Social engineering by internet platforms?

When seventeen countries, the European Commission, and eight tech companies signed the “Christchurch Call” pledge in May, it was heralded as a triumph in the fight against the promulgation of violent extremist content online. The Call was led by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron.


Dr Muriel Newman

Dangerous Alarmism

It is truly a sad commentary on the state of Western civilisation when the world stands still to hear the doomsday predictions of a child not yet old enough to be trusted to vote. It demonstrates that climate change is no longer about science but the destruction of free market economics and the rise of collective socialism. 


Dr Muriel Newman

Implausible PM

Labour has failed miserably to address complaints of a sexual nature and appears to have placed the interests of the Party ahead of the wellbeing of the complainants. The irony is that the Party’s conduct is in complete contrast to the veneer of compassion projected by the Prime Minister.  


David Farrar

Why did Labour work so hard to protect the staffer?

At the point the complainants went public, it would be an absolute no brainer. You have a choice of a scandal that affects your core brand involving the Labour leader, President, Finance Minister and NZ Council. Of course you get rid of the staffer.


Dr Muriel Newman

Questions of Credibility

Speculative technology is no substitute for an established and lucrative industry that is being destroyed by government policy. Like the oil industry, the justification for their attack on farmers is the Prime Minister's fixation with being seen as a global leader in climate change.


Dr Muriel Newman

The Tragedy of Suicide

As if the problem of suicide in New Zealand is not bad enough, the Government is now considering legalising cannabis even though cannabis use doubles the risk of psychosis and schizophrenia, thereby significantly increasing the risk of suicide.


Dr Muriel Newman

Nature Rules

Climate Change Minister James Shaw has now admitted that proper research did not underpin the harsh emissions targets in the Zero Carbon Bill. He says he simply plucked the 47 percent reduction in methane out of a UN report and is now prepared to change it.


Dr Muriel Newman

Setting New Zealand Up to Fail

The chill winds of the economic slowdown that Winston Peters predicted when he announced the new Government are here. His Government is putting New Zealand onto the path to failure.


Frank Newman

Official Cash Rate Surprise

The Reserve Bank's action says things are now more dire than they were during the Global Financial Crisis.  This is in contrast to the buzz from the Beehive which is: 'Don't worry, be happy'!


Dr Muriel Newman

Race-based Power and Influence

This whole crusade against Oranga Tamariki is a well-orchestrated campaign of gross misinformation that’s being driven by Maori leaders to try to shift public opinion to view the State as the villains in Maori child abuse statistics. Their aim is to force the Government to pass control of child protection to them.