This Week On Q+A: Key, Norman, Korea
This Week On Q+A
SUNDAY 14TH APRIL, 9AM
On Q+A this Sunday, is the Prime Minister
suffering from second-term-itis? We speak to John Key about
his China trip… a trip overshadowed by domestic spy
Also on the programme, stuck in traffic? Is a rail
loop the answer to Auckland’s choked-up traffic? Greens
co-leader Russel Norman on how he’ll convince Aucklanders
to leave the car at home.
And as tensions rise on the
Korean Peninsula, we hear what’s really driving the North
Korean leader’s threats of war.
On the panel this week,
Victoria University political scientist Dr Jon Johansson,
International Trade Expert Professor Jane Kelsey, and NZ
Herald columnist Fran O’Sullivan, who’s
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Gordon Campbell: On The Russel Norman Resignation
While not the decisive factor, last year’s election result must have made it easier for Greens Co-Leader Russel Norman to finally call it a day. After three years of solid campaigning on social justice, economic and environmental issues – and amidst another round of self-destruction by Labour, its ally and rival on the centre-left – the Greens had realistically expected to end up close to 15 % on election day. Instead, it barely held its own, and failed to increase its vote.
This would have been an especially bitter result for Norman. For the past six years, Norman has been the de facto leader of the Opposition – especially after Labour lost the plot with a series of inept leaders and a chronic identity crisis about what, if anything, it now stood for. More>>