Prussia of the Pacific?

A Guardian columnist points out an eerie similarity between the recent elections in NZ and Germany. Both were held on the same weekend and both delivered a spectacularly close finish between the two dominant centre-right and centre-left parties. “The obvious answer to the problem would be for Germany’s SPD party to form a grand coalition with NZ’s Labour and rule both countries – NZ did once rejoice in a 19th-century nickname as ‘the Prussia of the Pacific.'”  


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Helen Clark Lays Out Her Reasons for Legalising It

Helen Clark Lays Out Her Reasons for Legalising It

In an opinion piece for the UK’s Guardian newspaper, former prime minister and member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy Helen Clark explains why a ‘yes’ in next year’s referendum…