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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98718 2018-11-07 00:00:00Z How KiwiBuild turned into a PR disaster
98353 2018-10-31 00:00:00Z Why you should never say 'now I've seen everything' in politics
97923 2018-10-18 14:50:17Z Jami-Lee Ross' deeply ugly practice of taping could still snare Simon Bridges
97848 2018-10-18 00:00:00Z The realities of trying to bring petrol prices down
97444 2018-10-11 00:00:00Z Both National and Labour are struggling to keep their houses in order
97096 2018-10-03 00:00:00Z Why Labour’s capital gains tax dreams are turning into a political nightmare
96778 2018-09-27 00:00:00Z Winston Peters' theatrics play a big role in the Government's disunity
96475 2018-09-20 00:00:00Z Why GE grass will be the next divisive issue for the coalition Government
96165 2018-09-13 00:00:00Z Winston Peters and Simon Bridges are the architects of their own misfortunes
95294 2018-08-23 00:00:00Z Plastic bags are on their way out – so where are the cries of 'nanny state'?
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?