John Boscawen thought he was on to a winner yesterday. In an unprecedented move, he asked Parliament’s permission to ask a question of Phil Goff on the youth minimum wage. He got it, and the result was Goff at his very finest.
He looked and sounded like a Prime Minister – like a real one, that is, not like Key. Sure, they’re not as good an opposition as National was after three terms but in that moment we were reminded Labour is ready and able to be the government.
Let’s have more questions like that, Boscawen!
I also love how, after Goff has answered Boscawen, Chris Tremain jumped to his feet to ask a supplementary. I mean, what was he planning to ask, seeing as his leader has now backed away from the idea of bringing back youth rates? Luckily for National, Lockwood Smith was clever enough not to let the spotlight stay on Goff any longer.