I’ve long regarded John Armstrong as the best political press journo we’ve got. Not least because he’s one of the few without a transparent bias one way or the other.
Not so sure about this Tory hack they’ve had ghostwriting for him this past week though.
With Key’s diary having him back at work here this week, the Prime Minister’s staff should have announced that ministers would be returning to the Beehive for a long-scheduled meeting to get an update on the economy and discuss initiatives that had been worked up by staff and officials over the break.
That would have stymied Goff.
Reduced to giving spin advice to the Government. Either the real Armstrong is having a holiday or he really needs one.