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Articles by Chris Trotter

30th Mar 20, 8:52am
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Prompted by Don Brash, Chris Trotter mulls the question of when the Government’s meritorious quest to save as many New Zealanders from Covid-19 as possible runs up against the buffers of economic rationality
Prompted by Don Brash, Chris Trotter mulls the question of when the Government’s meritorious quest to save as many New Zealanders from Covid-19 as possible runs up against the buffers of economic rationality
30th Mar 20, 8:52am
16th Mar 20, 10:03am
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Chris Trotter argues if Jacinda Ardern is able to successfully lead New Zealand through the coronavirus pandemic the Labour Party might finally be able to shake-off the neoliberal monkey on its back
Chris Trotter argues if Jacinda Ardern is able to successfully lead New Zealand through the coronavirus pandemic the Labour Party might finally be able to shake-off the neoliberal monkey on its back
16th Mar 20, 10:03am
2nd Mar 20, 8:00am
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Chris Trotter looks at the political machinations of the coronavirus crisis during an election year noting National's window to attack is narrow but Health Minister David Clark must step up
Chris Trotter looks at the political machinations of the coronavirus crisis during an election year noting National's window to attack is narrow but Health Minister David Clark must step up
2nd Mar 20, 8:00am
17th Feb 20, 8:17am
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Chris Trotter assesses the problems and options the Labour Party and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have with the SFO probing the NZ First Foundation
Chris Trotter assesses the problems and options the Labour Party and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have with the SFO probing the NZ First Foundation
17th Feb 20, 8:17am
3rd Feb 20, 7:30am
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Chris Trotter looks back at the political career of Mike Moore, New Zealand's 34th Prime Minister
Chris Trotter looks back at the political career of Mike Moore, New Zealand's 34th Prime Minister
3rd Feb 20, 7:30am
20th Jan 20, 10:02am
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Chris Trotter assesses the mood of the electorate as the 2020 election year gets underway
Chris Trotter assesses the mood of the electorate as the 2020 election year gets underway
20th Jan 20, 10:02am
22nd Dec 19, 7:02am
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Chris Trotter takes a look at the impending election year social media battle with a stern warning for the former student politicians of the Labour Party
Chris Trotter takes a look at the impending election year social media battle with a stern warning for the former student politicians of the Labour Party
22nd Dec 19, 7:02am
16th Dec 19, 8:09am
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Chris Trotter analyses the British election result and what our main parties can learn from it in the run up to our own election next year
Chris Trotter analyses the British election result and what our main parties can learn from it in the run up to our own election next year
16th Dec 19, 8:09am
2nd Dec 19, 8:00am
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Chris Trotter argues Jacinda Ardern's 'year of delivery' was naivety of a very particular kind and 'transformational government' requires an unflinching exercise of political mastery over her civil service advisers
Chris Trotter argues Jacinda Ardern's 'year of delivery' was naivety of a very particular kind and 'transformational government' requires an unflinching exercise of political mastery over her civil service advisers
2nd Dec 19, 8:00am
18th Nov 19, 9:31am
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Chris Trotter puts Simon Bridges' claim that a dominant state-owned broadcaster would be a threat to New Zealand democracy in a historical context and finds it doesn't stack up
Chris Trotter puts Simon Bridges' claim that a dominant state-owned broadcaster would be a threat to New Zealand democracy in a historical context and finds it doesn't stack up
18th Nov 19, 9:31am
4th Nov 19, 6:21am
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Chris Trotter bemoans that although in theory the Internet should be producing the best-informed voters in history, in practice it appears to be producing the opposite
Chris Trotter bemoans that although in theory the Internet should be producing the best-informed voters in history, in practice it appears to be producing the opposite
4th Nov 19, 6:21am
21st Oct 19, 9:49am
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Chris Trotter argues that although democratic socialism is Labour’s official ideology, New Zealand politics lacks traditional left-wing champions like Bernie Sanders & Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Chris Trotter argues that although democratic socialism is Labour’s official ideology, New Zealand politics lacks traditional left-wing champions like Bernie Sanders & Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
21st Oct 19, 9:49am
7th Oct 19, 8:03am
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Chris Trotter catches up with Roger Douglas and can't help comparing and contrasting his strong vision and transformational policies with the current government's lack of these
Chris Trotter catches up with Roger Douglas and can't help comparing and contrasting his strong vision and transformational policies with the current government's lack of these
7th Oct 19, 8:03am
23rd Sep 19, 7:14am
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Chris Trotter looks at how different generations see and judge Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and weighs up what this means for both Labour and National heading into the 2020 election
Chris Trotter looks at how different generations see and judge Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and weighs up what this means for both Labour and National heading into the 2020 election
23rd Sep 19, 7:14am
9th Sep 19, 9:49am
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Chris Trotter argues the causes and conditions are in place for the formation of a new mainstream political party in New Zealand but the chances of one emerging are 'vanishingly remote'
Chris Trotter argues the causes and conditions are in place for the formation of a new mainstream political party in New Zealand but the chances of one emerging are 'vanishingly remote'
9th Sep 19, 9:49am
26th Aug 19, 9:53am
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Chris Trotter asks whether Jacinda Ardern’s government is a critical mass of talent, or a critical mess of failure
Chris Trotter asks whether Jacinda Ardern’s government is a critical mass of talent, or a critical mess of failure
26th Aug 19, 9:53am
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12th Aug 19, 8:27am
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Chris Trotter deconstructs the arguments used by eco warriors and questions how much they grasp the origins of the coal industry and its predecessors
[Updated]
Chris Trotter deconstructs the arguments used by eco warriors and questions how much they grasp the origins of the coal industry and its predecessors
12th Aug 19, 8:27am
29th Jul 19, 9:58am
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Chris Trotter argues the key message from National Party leader Simon Bridges' weekend party conference speech was similar to that of the United States’ most outspoken National Conservative politician
Chris Trotter argues the key message from National Party leader Simon Bridges' weekend party conference speech was similar to that of the United States’ most outspoken National Conservative politician
29th Jul 19, 9:58am
15th Jul 19, 8:00am
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Chris Trotter wonders when we as a nation stopped believing in ourselves sufficiently to attempt big heroic state projects such as those completed in the past
Chris Trotter wonders when we as a nation stopped believing in ourselves sufficiently to attempt big heroic state projects such as those completed in the past
15th Jul 19, 8:00am
1st Jul 19, 9:58am
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If Megan Woods really is a left-wing housing minister, then pushing for a left-wing shift in housing policy is the last thing she will do, Chris Trotter argues
If Megan Woods really is a left-wing housing minister, then pushing for a left-wing shift in housing policy is the last thing she will do, Chris Trotter argues
1st Jul 19, 9:58am

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