Y’know, as John Key tries to get stuck into Phil Goff, I think it’s time for a quick recall of recent history.
Key is a man who lied directly to the New Zealand people about his Tranz Rail shares. Key is a man who hid from the public every time he was asked about substantive policy leading up to the election. Key is the man who promised ‘tax cuts north of $50’ then went back on it. Key is a Prime Minister who won’t tell the public why he sacked a Minister of the Crown. Key is a man who sits there as Prime Minister more as a brand than a credible leader.
Of course, this is the kind of thing that Key loves. He and his mates can sit around coming up with clever little lines, then roll them out in the House. This show-pony stuff is what he specialises in. He’s got no policy for helping the unemployed and no intention of creating any. He’s too busy being a smart-arse.
While Key is giggling at Goff, thousands of Kiwis are losing their jobs. When is he going to do something about that? Or does he still think tens of thousands of Kiwi families falling into poverty is just a “lagging indicator”?