A very good close of year speech from Phil Goff in the House yesterday.
I think this is the kind of thing we want to see more of next year. Phil’s job is to crystalise the vague sense of dissatisfaction that most people feel with the Key Government with himself as the spokesperson for those Key has betrayed and let down.
Phil needs to be up there saying:
‘John Key promised us a brighter future and he hasn’t delivered.
In fact, most people’s lives are worse after three years in which Key frittered away opportunities to improve the lot of everyday Kiwis and gave backhanders to the wealthy.
Key has betrayed us and broken the promise he made to us.
The Labour government I lead will be one that is innovative and focused on getting Kiwis into better paying jobs and improving our public services. We will not be a government of vague promises and no follow-through. What we promise, we will deliver.’