Very sad news that Michael Cullen former Deputy Prime Minister has died.
I have always thought that he was the best Prime Minister the country never had.
He was a huge intellect and very, very funny. He also tended to say it the way he saw it and described John Key as a “Rich prick” and a “scumbag”.
He oversaw the introduction of Working for Families, Kiwisaver and the Cullen Fund as well as nine budgetary surpluses during three terms of MMP governments.
He gave this outstanding interview on Q&A shortly before his death.
Commiserations to his family.