A hell of a speech 2

Written By: - Date published: 8:40 am, March 23rd, 2011 - 32 comments
Categories: budget 2011, david cunliffe, Economy, labour - Tags:

David starts speaking four minutes in.

32 comments on “A hell of a speech 2”

  1. Colonial Viper 1

    “His whack it on the bill, Bill strategy has been canned” 😀

  2. erentz 2

    More like this please Labour. Shame that almost no voters will see this.

  3. ianmac 3

    Factual and passionate. More David.

  4. The Economic Illiteracy Support Group 4

    Labour re-discovers its gonads – excellent. It seems they have finally woken up to the fact that if you want to be seen as an effective government-in-waiting, you first need to be an effective opposition.

  5. Lanthanide 5

    I can’t view this at work. Could someone post a transcript?

    • Bright Red 5.1

      hansard transcripts of speeches take several days to come out. only question time is transcripted on the day.

  6. cardassian 6

    Cunliffe for p.m. great speech

  7. Peter 7

    Brilliant – more please! What does it take to get this on MSM?

  8. tc 8

    Yes please less Phildo more Cunliffe/Parker and any others who can keep it succinct and add some passion. Goff should focus on sideshow John and the emporer’s clothes routine to provide an alternative view to the elctorate of what a PM should be about…..leadership.

    More one to ones Cunliffe V Blinglish, Cosgrove V Collins, Hughes V Tolley, Parker V Bowncoal, King V Bennett…..expose the ankle deep talent pool that NACT are….however trying and get the MSM to focus on anything other than flattened lanscapes and conflict’s a challenge.

    • TightyRighty 8.1

      All those matchups are like putting labours kiwi cricketers against the english ashes side. they’ll get annihilated. Hughes may be okay, he won’t be attracted in the least to a female old enough to be his mother.

  9. belladonna 9

    First fire in the belly speech from Labour I have heard in a long time. I agree , David for PM then we probably will win the next election.

    • side show bob 9.1

      “fire in the Belly” priceless, gave me a guts ache to belladonna.

    • Rosy 9.2

      Good speech, but I thought Goff’s speech in the opening exchanges was also really good. Just goes to show that these things do not get into the media if it’s been forgotten already. They really need replicate this stuff in a MSM-friendly forum (without any sideshows to derail them).

  10. Shane Gallagher 10

    Yes it is a great speech – but it puts the rest of Labour’s performance into stark relief. We should be seeing stuff like this coming out on a weekly basis – with 42 MPs that is about one fantastic speech a year each – is that too much to ask for?

  11. Craig Glen Eden 11

    Good speech Mr Cunliffe thats whats needed and more from others in shadow positions would help.

  12. PC Brigadier 12

    This guy is brilliant. Unfortuantely, we won’t hear more until early 2012 when he is made leader of the opposition.

  13. Great speech David. He really is turning into the Michael Cullen of the Labour Party.

    • Colonial Viper 13.1

      Well yeah that’s OK but who’s still going to be talking about Cullen in 20 years time? Bet you they will still be talking about Norman Kirk and M.J. Savage though.

  14. deWithiel 14

    Inspiring; and he nails the root problem of it all, the ‘Hon’ Steven Joyce and his fundamental mendaciousness, quite beautifully. More please; I’m almost inspired to give Labour my party vote although I did note the early acknowledgment of Russel Norman.

    • Rob 14.1

      Yes Steven Joyce is very much a man with a vision that me and most sane people would not share
      I note even John Key acknowledges that the tube(public transport) is the way to get around in London
      I can’t understand why we can only follow the American road clogged model and why does Joyce only push this option?

      • Colonial Viper 14.1.1

        Joyce’s family name will be mud for the next 250 years.

        But what does he care, his offspring can deal with it.

  15. fermionic_interference 15

    A great speech with honesty, rationality passion and intent.

    But
    Did anyone notice the point where to paraphrase what he said that:
    “Nationals actions would, without a miracle, leave NZ still in recession by the time the Govt changed.”

    Is that a reference to their being a lack of belief that nact can be prevented from gaining a second term??

    • Marty G 15.1

      no, he means later this year.

      • fermionic_interference 15.1.1

        Please tell me you have that on good authority, because the current recessionary position of the country as you and many others have described it may (NZ and it’s economy) not even be revived from it’s entrenched position of recession by November even if it were given a full shot in the arm stimulus package.

        With current turmoil in the Middle East, does it not bode ill for more oil shocks occurring and thus driving our recession further?

        • Colonial Viper 15.1.1.1

          There will be zero to minimal economic growth in NZ as long as petrol sits over $2/L.

          It’s a changed world, peeps.

          • Jim Nald 15.1.1.1.1

            Fantastic – so National reckons we should also go the whole hog and sell off our hydrodams? We can sit at home, not going anywhere, and shiver in the dark as well. A great recipe for growth. Well done, Nat ratbags.

  16. Bored 16

    All good, only thing Cunliffe needs to learn is that endless growth is no longer an option.

    • Colonial Viper 16.1

      Although strictly speaking, endless growth was never an option.

      • Jim Nald 16.1.1

        At the rate John English and Bill Key strangle the economy, NZ could be staring into endless recession.

  17. Nick 17

    It feels good to know that there is a strong voice in parliament who is looking out for ordinary kiwis

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