Jane Clifton

Jane Clifton is a writer and long-time political columnist for the Listener.
Jane Clifton

Jane Clifton (@rumpole3) is a long-time political columnist for the Listener. She is the author of political memoir Political Animals and is a regular contributor to Victoria University's post-election autopsy report. Jane has been covering politics in New Zealand for over 20 years.


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94928 2018-08-15 00:00:00Z Business might not trust the Govt, but should the Govt trust business?
94601 2018-08-08 00:00:00Z The waka-jumping bill brouhaha is not as clear-cut as it seems
94292 2018-08-01 00:00:00Z The Government's uneasy position on cigarettes and cannabis
93992 2018-07-26 00:00:00Z Searching for political scandals in a scandal-starved country
93711 2018-07-17 00:00:00Z If you think NZ politics is bizarre, take a look at the UK's Brexit mess
93448 2018-07-10 00:00:00Z The AM Show-Winston Peters farce raises a more troubling issue
93136 2018-07-04 00:00:00Z The Govt is making big moves on foreign speculators and Google's low tax payment
92627 2018-06-21 00:00:00Z New Zealanders trust the government – wait, what?
92212 2018-06-16 00:00:00Z How to understand New Zealand's political tribes
92124 2018-06-14 00:00:00Z Will the Labour Party's proposed Fair Pay Agreements do the business?
91835 2018-06-06 00:00:00Z The Government has a cunning plan to save Auckland – by emptying it
91601 2018-05-29 00:00:00Z How Phil Twyford’s ambitious housing plans ignore the brute realities
91007 2018-05-16 00:00:00Z David Parker is weirdly relaxed about the pain involved in rethinking dairy
90672 2018-05-09 00:00:00Z Is Judith Collins politically immortal?
90570 2018-05-07 00:00:00Z New Zealand will become a republic – but there’s no hurry
90512 2018-05-07 00:00:00Z Can a new royal baby save the Commonwealth?
89341 2018-04-11 00:00:00Z The startling changes in our language are forcing traditionalists to chill out
89343 2018-04-11 00:00:00Z How Kiwi language is changing for both plebs and Prime Ministers