Posts Tagged ‘Jim Bolger’

Bolger challenges Ardern on environment promises

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Former National Prime Minister Jim Bolger is challenging Jacinda Ardern to live up to her promises and deliver rapid progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Bolger says many people have been disappointed at the Government’s “timid response on Green issues” over the past three years, despite having the Green Party in Cabinet for the first Read more

If neoliberalism has failed, what would Labour replace it with?

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Jacinda Ardern says neoliberalism has failed, as does former National Party Prime Minister Jim Bolger. “Any expectation that we just simply allow that the market to dictate our outcomes for people is where I would want to make sure that we were more interventionist,” Ardern told Radio New Zealand. So what is neoliberalism? As colleague Henry Cooke put it: “neoliberalism Read more

Bolger’s faith helped him negotiate turbulent waters

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Jim Bolger, former New Zealand Prime Minister, says his faith helped him negotiate his way through the turbulent waters of the 1990s. Bolger was interviewed by Guyon Espiner as part of the RNZ series The Ninth Floor in which Espiner conducts extended interviews with former New Zealand Prime Ministers. “That was the value system that I grew Read more

White race is dying out – Jim Bolger

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Former New Zealand  prime minister Jim Bolger has told an audience in Washington the world will be “browner” in the future and the white race is dying out.

Mr Bolger was speaking at a lunch organised in his honour by the United States-New Zealand Council.

He says western nations need to improve their understanding of the Asia-Pacific, especially the region’s Muslim populations.

Mr Bolger says the greatest challenge the world faces is to understand what its demography will be.

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