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When Hypocrisy Comes In Big Packages

By   /  March 24, 2014  /  Matt Robson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

On Sunday March 2 I was sitting with New Zealand peace campaigner Alyn Ware in one of those iconic American diners in New York that serve cholesterol laden pancakes and bad coffee. I was enjoying the experience if not the fare. John Kerry appeared on CBS news. His voice was stern. His demeanour serious. He was condemning countries using force to get their way…

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Why Labour and the Greens Should Say Good Riddance to Peters

By   /  January 27, 2014  /  Matt Robson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

It is noticeable at present how quiet and uncritical Labour and the Greens are of NZ First as they eye cabinet seats. No MP breaks ranks. Thus the scene is set to try and form a government with a man who refuses to tell the public who he would work with and on what policy grounds… Shouldn’t Labour say say good riddance to New Zealand First?

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When We’re As Game As Ned Kelly

By   /  December 16, 2013  /  Matt Robson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

…When a friend recently sought my advice as to whether he should consider joining Labour’s list after being asked to put his name in by eminent Labour officials, the verse cited came into my mind…

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The TPPA and the Promised Land – A Critique of the Fran O’Sullivan Doctrine

By   /  December 2, 2013  /  Matt Robson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  42 Comments

The obviously lefty authors whom Fran O’Sullivan would automatically, before reading them, have pigeon holed as outdated anti-free traders and nationalists will continue to surprise her as they sing the praises of globalisation and free trade…

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When NZ protects the human rights abusers against the abused

By   /  November 18, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Matt Robson, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

I still shudder when I read the MFAT briefings for Prime Minister Rowling and succeeding leaders on how to lie and pretend New Zealand would uphold international law while really setting out a strategy on how to support and cosy up to the murderers who ran Indonesia under Suharto.

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National’s Grovelling Underscores Why NZ Must Reconnect To Its Independent Identity ASAP

By   /  November 3, 2013  /  Matt Robson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

All NZ has had to do is sign up to the China containment strategy and continue to downplay its Nuclear Weapon Free Zone status. What does surrendering sovereignty matter between friends? Now, will New Zealand stay out of a future Iraq if summonsed? This craven position gives Labour a great opportunity…

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Can Labour Reinstate ‘Independence’ Into New Zealand’s Foreign Policy?

By   /  October 19, 2013  /  Matt Robson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

If Labour can restart the process of developing a foreign policy fit for an independent country and one that rigorously adheres to international law… A new generation will be won to Labour, the respect of the world regained, and an important contribution to a better world.

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