The good loser

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By Guyon Espiner in

Issue 3903 26th Feb 2015

If you think you’ve figured out Paul Goldsmith, the National minister who keeps falling on his sword, you’ve probably got it all wrong.

Poll dancing

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By Jane Clifton in

Issue 3902 19th Feb 2015

Set aside ideology, pragmatism and even intuition: the toughest decision any government faces is what to do when the polling is telling them something they don’t want to hear.

Nelson Mandela: Free at last

By Ray Kennedy in

Issue Listener Plus 28th Jan 2015

Nelson Mandela's release from prison in 1990 threw him back into the turmoil of South African politics. As far-right white groups staged protests, he set about achieving majority rule. The Listener originally published this article in March, 1990.

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