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Drinking Liberally: Phil Goff on the Sixth Labour Govt

Written By: - Date published: 3:30 pm, November 17th, 2009 - 23 comments
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gofftuiThe next Auckland Drinking Liberally features Labour Party leader Phil Goff discussing his political values and the challenges facing the Sixth Labour Government

He’ll discuss what drives him as a politician and what values underpin his political beliefs. Phil will also talk about what challenges the Sixth Labour Government will tackle and what New Zealand might look like after two terms of a country led by him.

There will be time for Q&A and discussion afterwards.

When: 7pm WEDNESDAY 25 November
Where: THE LONDON BAR, upstairs cnr Queen and Wellesley Streets, Auckland CBD
Who: You and like-minded lefties. All welcome.
What: Phil Goff will discuss his first year in opposition and cover Labour’s response to the current issues facing New Zealand.

23 comments on “Drinking Liberally: Phil Goff on the Sixth Labour Govt ”

  1. gitmo 1

    Phil was an excellent foreign affairs/trade minister and is a likeable guy, however, I very much doubt he’ll ever be PM let alone PM for two terms.

    Politics is a bitch sometimes.

    • Pascal's bookie 1.1

      You were also very much of the opinion that John McCain would be making a damn fine job of the US Presidenting bidness round about now.

  2. George D 2

    Can someone ask him why he supports the failed crime policies of the far-right?

    • Olwyn 2.1

      Yes I would like to know that too George D. I would also like to know more about where he stands on other issues.

  3. Tanya 3

    Are like-minded Righties welcome as well?

    • lprent 3.1

      Yeah, but if you start heckling then we may be moved to moderate in person. Questions are usually pretty extensive (often by people framing a statement as a question – always boring).

    • Duncan 3.2

      I think all types are welcome to attend these things, but you need to understand that you’re at an event organised by and for lefties. No one’s going to stop you attending but you need to respect the purpose of the meeting.

  4. Tanya 4

    fair enough, might ditch the laptop even and settle in for a night of fun.

    • lprent 4.1

      Hell, I never ditch the laptop… I usually write a post or moderate while I’m there. Internet tethering on my iphone bluetoothed to ubuntu – so cool and easy.

  5. Ari 5

    Would be interested in hearing what Phil has to say second-hand. 🙂

  6. Tanya 6

    It’s refreshing to be disconnected from cyberspace at times, just have a drink, absorb, relax,….London Bar…great old haunt….

  7. ropata 7

    The London Bar.. cool, haven’t been there in 10 years or so. Is the Scottish bar still downstairs? I wish I could be there but I’m an ex-JAFA now exiled to Canterbury – – the worst of both worlds, some people say! (Wellingtonians usually) 😛

  8. Vanilla Eis 8

    There was no 5th Labour Government. There were three coalitions where Labour was the biggest member and provided the Prime Minister, but nothing that remotely resembled the 4th Labour Government etc. I wish people would at least figure out the difference, it’s not a tough one to make.

    I find it interesting then, that Goff is planning on winning a straight majority, losing an election, and then winning a straight majority again. At least the man has ambition, I guess.

    • Daveo 8.1

      I realise what you’re trying to get at here but the fact is Labour were the Government, they just didn’t have a Parliamentary majority so had to rely on coalition and support partners.

      • Cal 8.1.1

        Sorry, Vanilla Eis is right. We all got a 20 minute telling-off by our Politics lecturer about making the same mistake. “There has never been a 5th Labour Government, nor is there a 5th National Government, only a Labour-led coalition government and a National-led coalition government” and on and on it went.

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