Q+A is back
16th March 2011
Paul Holmes and Guyon Espiner return to co-host TVNZ’s
flagship political programme in this crucial election year
along with Victoria University’s Dr Jon Johansson who will
lead the panel of expert political analysts.
new series of Q+A kicks off with a feature interview at 9am
this Sunday with Prime Minister, John Key, looking at our
new world after the earthquakes.
We have a television
exclusive with renowned author, film-maker and political
campaigner Tariq Ali, about the jasmine revolutions in the
Middle-East, what has sparked them and what’s likely to
emerge to replace the dictatorships. Tariq is visiting NZ
and will be live in the Q+A studio on Sunday morning.
Q+A returns to its usual slot – LIVE on TV ONE 9-10am
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versionThe 2011 Q+A Team
– Dr Jon Johansson, Paul Holmes & Guyon Espiner
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Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.
To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.
The counter-argument, well articulated by security analyst Paul Buchanan on RNZ this morning, is that this particular drone attack can be said to amount to an extra-judicial execution of a New Zealand citizen by one of our military allies, in circumstances where the person concerned posed no threat to New Zealand’s domestic security. More>>