The last of the Goff-Key leaders’ debates tonight 7pm on TV1. Let’s hope that they have improved their broken format – let them actually debate – TV3 showed you how. And let’s hope Goff can repeat his winning form!
And Key doesn’t know his numbers! He doesn’t know that only 49% of Aucklanders own their homes. He doesn’t know that long-term youth unemployment has gone up by 700% under his government. Phil enlightens him.
Very telling point on “The Hobbit” laws. Key thinks that’s one of his strong points, but Goff made him look silly when he could hardly bring himself to admit that the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy was made here under Labour.
Interesting scoop from Goff. Police hires to be frozen, but the instruction is not to release the news until after the election! Key looked startled. He didn’t want us to know that he’s planning to shrink police numbers through attrition.
Debate over. Not a walkover for Goff like the TV3 debate, but a win to Goff on points. Communicated effectively, came across as honest and open (compared to Key’s shifty body language), and had Key on the ropes several times.