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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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
88370 2018-03-18 00:00:00Z What's with Winston's crush on Russia?
85259 2017-12-21 00:00:00Z Politician of the Year Awards 2017: And the winner is...
81921 2017-10-20 15:49:43Z Minority Rules: Who will be the first voted off Coalition Island?
80858 2017-10-02 14:57:54Z Is a Greens-National coalition actually viable?
80491 2017-09-24 09:10:53Z This post-election business is anything but usual
80347 2017-09-24 00:00:00Z Boris Johnson just stumbled across the perfect Brexit analogy
80400 2017-09-23 00:00:00Z Election 2017: Don't mention the war!
79559 2017-09-11 10:31:05Z Maori Party's Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox on their literary influences