At last, a glimpse of bipartisan analysis in the chaos engulfing Boris Johnson’s premiership.
Say what you like about Tony Blair, but he is a serious politician. What he says is worth taking seriously.
It is also not great for Boris. And worse for everyone else.
Continue reading “Blair and Boris – who would have thought it?”
Wolfgang Munchau is a favourite European political commentator. You have to love a guy who ran the argument that Germany and Britain should team up to run the European Union.
Naturally you’d like to know his views on the new German governing coalition, which has just published its 178-page policy agreement.
The most interesting thing about the coalition is that it brings together the enviro-statist Green party with the right-liberal Free Democrats, who, as Munchau says “can’t stand the sight of each other”.
Continue reading “There is an alternative to Trump. It looks like this”
Technology is leading NZ’s economic growth and the tech sector could be on track to become the country’s biggest export industry, according to some familiar with the breadth of the industry here.
Not surprisingly, perhaps, Covid-19 travel restrictions levelled the playing field for Kiwi tech companies as companies around the world were forced to communicate online.
Authorities within the sector say companies in the industry have been growing faster than ever and profitability which grew three-fold between 2018 and 2019, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), is still accelerating.
Again, Covid-19 has been a factor, particularly for Fisher and Paykel Healthcare, whose technology has been in heavy demand., as a result of the pandemic. Continue reading “Covid-19 has helped Kiwi tech companies – but could they become our biggest export sector?”
Boris Johnson’s opponents celebrated wildly the overturning of his prorogation gambit in the UK Supreme Court earlier this week. Their exultation showed how much they crave a game-changer. But this doesn’t feel like it.
The government’s strategy is still on track. Continue reading “A week of turmoil, but like the Terminator, Boris and Brexit keep going”