Matthew Hooton on the strange choice to head Labour's review panel.
OPENING SALVO The idea New Zealand would want to take lessons on economic policy from Old Europe, or on banking regulation from the United States, is absurd. PLUS: Audio - Hooton v. WIlliams.
OPENING SALVO If he holds on as Labour leader, David Shearer, may need to form a government in just two years. How each of his dysfunctional crew rates out of 10:
OPENING SALVO As managing partner of a South Island law firm, David Parker was a big fish in a little pond. He still is as finance spokesman for a failing opposition party. This may explain his delusion that the Reserve Bank of New Zealand could successfully confront the markets and drive down the dollar.
OPENING SALVO Even if Ngapuhi leader David Rankin isn’t entirely serious about his Waitangi Tribunal claim for wind, others will be. That includes the tribunal itself, the courts and eventually the Crown.