In this post, I’ve embedded the speeches from John Key, Phil Goff, and Metiria Turei during yesterday’s first day of Parliament. Key presents no new vision, just an agenda of cuts and false statistics couple with sheer delusion about his government’s record. Goff tears him apart. And Turei’s speech is simply breath-taking – incredibly moving.
I would include Tariana Turia’s speech but this line sums it up: “The Maori unemployment rate is now more than double the unemployment rate for all ethnicities and it is particularly marked for our young. And I stand here feeling almost ashamed, given that I have responsibility for Maori and Pasifika employment.”
Only ‘almost’, eh Tariana?