The last few Question Times, the Tories have been whipping out old Goff quotes. Patsies are set to bring them out. Key goes off on wild side-tracks as an excuse to use them. Labour asks serious questions like ‘what are you doing about jobs’ and get back:
Shows a lot of digging is going on. Pity for the Tories is it’s pathetically weak stuff. Trying to paint Goff as insincere in his opposition to the Tories’ rightwing policies. Using 25 year old quotes out of context isn’t going to work. The journalists know Goff, the public know him. He’s been a senior minister for 9 years. Most of all, people know him as sincere and straight up.
Says something about where the Tories’ heads are at. Why do they suddenly feel the need to smear Goff, take him down a peg? Why are the PM and deputy spending half their answers talking about Goff?
You don’t throw such weak, weak material as this unless you’re desperate (and haven’t found anything better). You don’t waste your time on non-entities. Talk about your own achievements instead. Except we know the Tories doesn’t have any. Instead, Labour have exposed them as a useless bunch of twits. Fiddling while the economy burns.
No wonder, the Tories don’t regard Goff as a non-entity. No wonder they think he’s a threat.
The Tories are afraid already. Their response shows they’ve got nothing up their sleeves. No wonder Goff is smiling every time they draw out some ancient quote.