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Bryan Gould was a New Zealand Rhodes Scholar who pursued a career in the UK as a diplomat, Oxford law don, television journalist and politician. He was a member of Labour’s Shadow Cabinet and contested the Labour Party leadership in 1992. He returned to New Zealand to become Vice-Chancellor of Waikato University in 1994. He has written a number of books on politics and economic policy. Read more…

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Ridiculous Mike

The Herald is usually keen to promote Mike Hosking. But, in today’s issue, they could hardly have made him look...
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Matthew Hooton

Matthew Hooton is that rare commodity - a right-wing commentator who is worth reading. His article in today’s Herald is...
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A Royal Correspondent?

One of the most eccentric of the regular contributions to the Herald is the item written by one, Daniela Elser,...
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Poor Old Mike Hosking

Poor old Mike Hosking! In today’s Herald, such is his visceral antipathy to our current government, that he is reduced...
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National’s Problem

It is becoming increasingly clear that National, under Christopher Luxon’s leadership, cannot win the next election. A Labour government, having...
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Latest Book: “Call to Action”

I am delighted to report that a new book, co-authored by my long-time colleague, John Mills, and myself was published in London last week by W H Allen.  The book is called “Call To Action” and comprises a powerful argument for addressing the major problems that have now held back the British economy for decades.  Those problems include a damaging loss of competitiveness, a policy blind spot on the importance of the exchange rate, a perennial and debilitating foreign payments deficit, the perilous decline of manufacturing, and the futile focus on the government deficit as the prime goal of policy.  The book provides a carefully researched case for taking action now before it is too late and could offer the way to better outcomes following the May election.

Call to Action by John Mills and Bryan Gould

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