Q+A 22/6/14: John Key & The US, Davd Cunliffe
Q+A This Week
SUNDAY 22 JUNE AT
9.00AM ON TV ONE
Corin Dann interviews Prime
Minister John Key fresh from his meeting with
Corin also interviews
two US Politicians – one Democrat, one Republican –
about the Trans Pacific Partnership, Iraq and who will be
the next President of the United States.
Susan Wood speaks
to embattled Labour Leader David
Our panel: Dr Raymond
Miller, Michelle Boag and
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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>>