The Brownlee vs Labour exchanges are some of the best I’ve heard in 20+ years… possibly the absolute best since they were sustained over a long period of time and everyone remained in the spirit of the thing rather than getting nasty.
[Be nice if it were re-encoded so the video and audio didn't slide slowly out of sync all the way through till it's out by about 7 seconds!!]
For most of last year the Labour Party thought they were a Government in exile and that everyone should come to them and pay obeisance to them. That the electorate had a temporary fit of insanity and they will get over it and come back to mama and that the National Party was IRRELEVANT. This absurdity reached its peak with the Banking Inquiry with the Labour Party wanting to conduct it in a select committee room and give it all the appearance of a select committee inquiry. The Speaker put a stop to that. The Government just went on with its business and gradually the Labour Party began to realise that people did not want to talk to them. Why should they. So finally a year on they are starting to get jittery. The polls are still bad and various wanna be’s in their caucus are positioning themselves for a spill.
tvb .. Mr Goof pointed out that the only poll that mattered this years was the MT Albert by-election .. but then I guess he would have to wouldn’t he. I stiil say that Cunnliffe is not Goofs dangerman.
years ago when I was young, I repsected the green view and still do .. I actually refer to real green issues that we do make a difference. The Green Party are full of shit. They need to stop pretending to be palyers .. they opted out because they lack balls.
what say you philu .. and yes I am having a nice wine .. cheap but nice.
jaba – two words will ensure that David Cunliffe is NEVER the leader of the Labour Party – Bill Liu. Cunliffe’s culpability in the Liu case, by failing to take his officials’ advice and revoke Liu’s residency is every bit as much as that of Shane Jones and Rick Barker.
big bruv said “Regular readers will not be surprised to find out that our resident Green troll Toad found Brownlee’s comments to be “offensive””
Indeed big bruv – toad needs to look at the video again at about the 1:10 mark, where Brownlee makes the “Brokeback Mountain” quip, whereupon he will see Grant Robertson, openly-gay Welly Central MP sitting behind David Parker stretched back in his seat, roaring with laughter, not indignation! In fact the only Labour member who might have taken offence is the humourless Charles Chauvel, who was en route to Copenhagen at the time, where he has bad-mouthed New Zealand.