The Nation has been putting highlights up on Youtube. They emailed us with them.
The one that caught my attention was Paddy Gower not listening, and redefining his question partway through from ‘Labour’s big idea’ to ‘Andrew Littles’s big idea’. You will see what I mean when you watch this. Eventually Andrew Little had to force the ever interrupting Paddy Gower to stop and listen to the answer.
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The excerpt in the email was correct for the answer to redefined question once Paddy stopped trying to re-re-redefining it and manage to control himself enough to listen.
Labour leader Andrew Little says 2015 is not a year for finalising the 2017 election manifesto, “this was a year for getting out and about and listening to New Zealanders”.
But I find it curious that Paddy Gower seems to think that politics is about individuals contesting the political debate, rather than how it actually operates – between parties.
Who cares if KiwiBuild was a policy thought up by the Labour party when David Shearer was it’s leader. It was a good idea and even more relevant now than then. After all we have now had years of National dithering with useless policies, and effectively residing over a growing housing shortage, especially in Auckland.