Q+A This Week
SUNDAY 11 MAY
AT 9.00AM ON TV ONE
Has the Judith
Collins saga turned voters off National? We have
the results of our Colmar BruntonQ+A snap
Ahead of the Government’s election year budget,
Political Editor Corin Dann interviews
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce.
Outgoing BNZ chief executive Andrew
Thorburn will also give his take on the economy,
housing and interest rates.
For an alternative view,
Susan Wood speaks to
Professor Marilyn Waring,
one of our most influential thinkers.
Our panel this week
is Political Scientist Dr Maria Bargh,
Metro Editor Simon Wilson and former
National Party President Michelle
Q+A screens at 9.00am, Sundays on TV
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Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017
For many people on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and a shorthand for the politics of bigotry. In this country, it has tended to be equated with the angry legions of New Zealand First. Who knew they were not just a reactionary spasm, but the wave of the future?
Certainly, at the end of this week, the next US President will have won office (at least in part) thanks to his proven ability at (a) scapegoating refugees and migrants (b) wooing neo-Nazis and racial supremacists (c) attacking journalists and judges (d) threatening to jail his opponents (e) urging nuclear proliferation and (e) by promising to restrict women’s rights to control their own fertility.
On the face of that campaign record, there wouldn’t seem to be much in common between Donald Trump and say, Spain’s centre-left populist party, Podemos. Yet arguably, the similarities could be instructive for the Labour/Green partnership here. More>>