Tag: Brexit

The Bulletin: Is Britain about to get a new PM?

British PM a few hours away from vote on her future, government quietly debating compensation for coastal property owners, and Google makes Millane case blunder.

The Bulletin: Will NZ back UN migration pact?

Foreign policy fault line opens over UN migration pact, mental health report released and waiting on govt response, and yet more leaks about the National Party. 

Meanwhile in Britain, Brexit keeps lurching from debacle to disaster

This week British PM Theresa May thought she'd finally come up with a Brexit deal that her own MPs would accept. Things didn't quite turn out that way.

But seriously, wtf is going on with Brexit?

Could there finally be a solution to the destructive drama of Brexit?

The Bulletin: Labour Day World News Special Edition

It's a public holiday, so we're going to have a slightly different edition of The Bulletin this morning.

The Bulletin: A rollercoaster day for the government

Government gets timely economic figures boost, Whaitiri's ministerial career is over, and tax working group hedges bets on capital gains.

The great Brexit omniclustershambles, explained

Theresa May’s UK government is in crisis following high-profile resignations and disarray around plans to leave the European Union

The Bulletin: Looking real strong and stable there Britain

British politics loses the plot completely, Gareth Morgan winds up The Opportunities Party, and defence minister Ron Mark gets some new planes. 

The Bulletin: What will Waikeria Prison be?

Government will unveil plans for Waikeria Prison, Nicky Hager vindicated after unlawful police raid, and Auckland councillors getting restless about Goff.

The Bulletin: Trump delights base, appalls allies on world tour

Donald Trump behaves like Donald Trump overseas, National wins Northcote by-election, and PM Ardern reassures nation about imminent reign of Lord Winston of Whananaki.  

The Bulletin: Good signs for trade with post-Brexit Britain

In today's edition: Free trade with Britain moves closer, police and government at odds over drug driver testing, and EQC checks may be recalled.

Podcast: Andy Zaltzman can’t stop talking cricket

Podcast host, comedian and big-brained Brit Andy Zaltzman will be coming to New Zealand later this year for the comedy festival. He spoke to Alex Braae about politics, satire, and the game he can't get enough of.

Why the Cambridge Analytica scandal matters

Facebook's shares have taken a nosedive after something to do with data used by Cambridge Analytica. Confused? Here's what it means, and what could come next.

Outdated and increasingly toothless, the Official Information Act needs an overhaul

Democracy around the world is under threat, and New Zealand is not immune. Here, government attitudes to official information are hampering democratic debate and accountability, writes Sir Geoffrey Palmer.

‘She’ll be right, Britain’ll be right’: the UK’s man in Wellington on Brexit, the snap election, the Lions and more

With a snap election amid a divorce from the European Union, there's plenty afoot in Britain. Toby Manhire sits down with the UK high commissioner, Jonathan Sinclair, to find out what it means for him, along with his thoughts on NZ rugby crowds, dossing with the Australians post-earthquake, and how many Pitcairn Islanders he knows by name.

Facing an opposition in disarray, May will seek a big mandate for a hard Brexit

By the logic of politics the real surprise was that the UK prime minister hadn't called a snap election earlier, writes the Guardian's Richard Adams.

Britain braces for a May election, in June, and the prediction industry roars back to life

Theresa 'I’m not going to be calling a snap election' May has called a snap election. And Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn must be crapping himself, writes Jonathan Hutchison from London.

Summer reissue: The political elites foisted a new system on ordinary Brits. Little wonder they’re grabbing it back

In June, Britain voted to leave the European union. The Brexit decision was entirely understandable, wrote former NZ prime minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer. Across western democracies, some sense of democratic renewal is needed to avoid alienation

UK, USA… NZ? Why the Greens’ surrender to the dark side of immigration should scare us all

During last week's election madness, many of us comforted themselves with the belief that it couldn't happen here. But how true is that? Thomas Coughlan sees ominous signs in the New Zealand left's embrace of anti-immigrant rhetoric.

Robert Muldoon rises from the grave to join the Brexit debate in London

A 1976 judgment from New Zealand involving PM Muldoon and a public servant has a cameo role in the English High Court ruling that the prime minister, Theresa May, cannot bypass parliament in triggering the UK exit from the EU.

‘It was New Zealand’s Brexit’ – weighing up MMP on its 20th birthday

Geoffrey Palmer, Winston Peters, Judith Collins, Andrew Little, Richard Prebble, Metiria Turei, Willie Jackson and more on two decades of a proportional system, how they’ve changed their view of MMP, and what still needs fixing.

The reality of Theresa May’s new vision? Make Britain Shit Again

Registers of foreign workers and attacks on human rights lawyers show the poison of Trump seeping into the Conservative government’s new, cynical strategy, laments London-based New Zealander Tze Ming Mok

Brexit through the gift shop: An open letter to NZ leave voter Alex Hazlehurst

''Don't call me racist for voting leave,' wrote expat Kiwi and controversy magnet Alex Hazlehurst earlier this week. How about we call you short-sighted, self-centred and sadly misinformed instead, suggests New Zealand-born Londoner Paul Gallagher.

Millions of Australians join global chorus saying ‘screw you’ to political establishment

Amid Australia's election deadlock, independent candidates have become a lightning rod for discontented voters, and there are lessons for NZ political parties, writes Jennifer Curtin.

Blindsided by the Brexit result? Blame the ‘filter bubble’ of social media

The rancorous fallout from Brexit has served to reinforce one of the key failings of what passes for debate in the social media era: that neither side ever hears the other's argument, writes Richard McManus.

The political elites foisted a new system on ordinary Brits. Little wonder they’re grabbing it back

The Brexit vote is entirely understandable. In Britain and across western democracies, some sense of democratic renewal is needed to avoid alienation, writes former NZ prime minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer

Politics podcast: the Brexit effect, Paula Bennett’s bad month and Hone Harawira’s return

By Jove, it's only the hotly anticipated return of Gone By Lunchtime, the Spinoff's epoch-defining politics pod with Annabelle Lee, Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire

As Britain exits the EU, the case for a NZ republic will gather steam

Don’t bet on special treatment for Kiwis in post-Brexit UK. The time remains ripe for a New Zealand republic, writes Lewis Holden