I know at the Standard that we try to have a civilised debate about current events and allow all points of view to be expressed. I also prefer to discuss the merits of issues and I agree with Labour’s positive campaign for this election.
But let me say this clearly. Steven Joyce is a pillock. He is that bad that I am beginning to think that Judith Collins would be the best leader for National after Key goes.
If you want evidence then watch the interview this morning’s debate with Grant Robertson on TV3’s The Nation.
Joyce was rude, interrupted incessantly, refused to let others express an opinion and laughed like a Hyena.
Grant Robertson did remarkably well, gave Joyce space and then pointed out that Joyce was refusing to allow a proper debate of the issues.
There was a commercial break and then things improved. Obviously the riot act was read to Joyce and equal uninterrupted time was allowed to both parties, at least for a while.
This video should be played as often as possible. It will cement National’s arrogant born to rule reputation that after this display it clearly deserves.
Edit: Apparently during the break Stephen Joyce said to Grant Robertson “you are just an angry little man” and Robertson replied “get out of my face”. Joyce’s understanding of reality is, well, weird …