Key Notes: Why should NZ be on the UN Security Council?
John Key: Why should NZ be on the UN Security
Over the weekend I returned from a
very successful visit to the United States.
I put New
Zealand’s case for a seat on the United Nations Security
Council, and met with President Obama along with other US
Our relationship with the United States is in
great shape. Watch my latest video to hear more about my
Rt Hon John
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Gordon Campbell: On Cunliffe’s Last Stand
Right now, embattled Labour leader David Cunliffe has three options. None of them are particularly attractive for him personally, or for the Labour Party.
In scenario one, Cunliffe could resign immediately and trigger a leadership vote among the caucus, the party membership and unions affiliates. This would be a high risk gambit in that it would pre-empt any review of the Labour election campaign and would be likely to open up new divisions.
While one can safely predict the caucus would vote against Cunliffe, the wider party and union response would be unpredictable, given that Cunliffe (ineptly) ran a centrist neo-Goff/Shearer campaign this year and not the left wing campaign that those who voted him into the leadership were expecting him to pursue. More>>