Tag: Brexit

Attention, sensible youths, ‘Milkshaking’ is not the way to counter hate speech

‘Milkshaking’ is on the rise in Brexit-divided Britain. But is throwing milky treats the best form of political protest? Hayden Donnell investigates. With just hours to go until polls opened in …

The Bulletin: A day for remembrance

Remembrance service in Christchurch to be broadcast nationwide, skepticism about social media extremism crackdown, and warnings made before bridge collapsed.

The Bulletin: News that went under the radar last week

Today's Bulletin will be slightly longer than usual.

The Bulletin: No deal Brexit looms for Kiwi businesses

Brexit No Deal threat looms for Kiwi exporters, students to go on climate strike today, and families of disabled people fear support cuts by stealth.

How to talk like you have the foggiest idea what’s going on with Brexit

As the United Kingdom wakes in yet another pool of fevered Brexit sweat, here are the essential things to know – and a glossary for bluffing your way through a conversation about it all

Our prime minister is meeting your prime minister and we’d love you to do lunch

New Zealand's best-known chef has built quite a life for himself in London, but, now more than ever, he yearns for Aotearoa.

The Bulletin: British politics implodes with defections left and right

More defections shake British politics, massive hole in NZ's biosecurity defences revealed, and Privacy Commissioner makes intervention in self-ID debate.

What can New Zealand learn from the Brexit omnishambles?

Even at the other end of the world, we should take care not to ignore the mistakes of the Brexit referendum

Brexistential dread: Life in Britain amid the terrible, tedious drama of Brexit

With the March 29 Brexit deadline bearing down on the country at an alarming speed, it's hard not to wonder whether staying in Britain is really worth it.

The Bulletin: Despite Auckland cooling, housing still wildly unaffordable

New study lays bare housing unaffordability, a return to the news of a Roast Buster, and inequality continues to widen. 

The Brexit deal is dead, but Theresa May survives. So what happens now?

With the PM's withdrawal agreement shot down, but Britain still set to leave the EU on March 29, a new course of action is needed – and fast. 

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.