Goff flip-flops on Harawira

February 8th, 2011 at 1:31 pm by David Farrar

A fortnight agon ruled out talking to . TVNZ reported:

He said Labour would talk to the Maori Party if it was “in the interests of New Zealanders to do so”.

Goff would not, however, talk to Hone Harawira, saying there were “lots of things I fundamentally disagree with him on”.

He said Labour would also work with Winston Peters, though New Zealand First is currently out of government.

So two weeks ago Goff said he would not talk to Harawira, but he would deal with Winston or the Maori Party.

Today the Herald reports:

Labour leader Phil Goff this morning refused to rule out Hone Harawira as a somewhat unlikely potential coalition partner following this year’s election.

So that’s a flip-flop in just two weeks.

Labour have had five different positions on the Foreshore & Seabed. Will they also get to five different positions on Hone Harawira?

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29 Responses to “Goff flip-flops on Harawira”

  1. KevinH (1,158 comments) says:

    Goff is desparate. He is willing to bring Hone into the Labour camp where Hone really wants to be.

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  2. sonic (2,818 comments) says:

    Would that be the same Hone Harawira who was a “valued coalition partner” of National, before he wasn’t?

    Glass houses, stones.

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  3. lofty (1,304 comments) says:

    oooh look it’s sonic trolling again.

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  4. Bryce Edwards (248 comments) says:

    And amazingly, this now needs a further update, as Phil Goff has now ruled out working with the Maori Party “until they clean up their act” or some such thing. Of course this is just Goff trying to look tough and make some political capital out of the implosion in the Maori Party.

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  5. reversespin (68 comments) says:

    Ha ha………..Ol’ Goof – he just can’t catch a break right now.

    Classic.

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  6. jaba (2,095 comments) says:

    what a 2 bit loser .. gaffe is an embarrassment to his piss arse party .. sonic, he said that with Hawawiri as a member of the Maori party and you know that. stop being stupid

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  7. Michaels (1,318 comments) says:

    Mr Goff doesn’t have a position on anything. He doesn’t think before he speaks, he just speaks what he thinks might be popular at the time. Moron sort of comes to mind.

    Is this site running VERY slow? Everywhere else seems fine but almost going backwards here.
    And
    I hate those words flip flop, did H1 bring start it?? Cullen maybe, can’t remember.

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  8. lofty (1,304 comments) says:

    Is it any wonder the labour party cannot get any traction?

    What with this remarkable turnaround (flip flop), and making mallard the “shadow” in a caucus of has beens.

    Cmon, sonic chip in, time for a good old trolling son.

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  9. sonic (2,818 comments) says:

    Are you on some sort of quest to say the word “troll” as many times as possible today Lofty old chap? That’s two threads now and (sorry to break this to you) but this is not 2004.

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  10. queenstfarmer (755 comments) says:

    Goff knows this election will be his first and last chance to become PM. After spending the past 30+ years in parliament there is nothing he won’t do, no principle he won’t reverse, no mud he won’t throw, to become PM.

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  11. thedavincimode (6,590 comments) says:

    oops. spilt the tea

    Goff flip flops on [ ... insert text ... ]

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  12. JeffW (324 comments) says:

    I suspect that Goff has some sensible positions at a personal level; the problem is that these are to the right of the Labour Party (and perhaps even on the right of the National Party). He may not believe the rubbish statements he is expected to make as the Leader of Labour. Fundamentally an honest guy, but he has to lie to lead Labour. I don’t believe that he thinks that tax increases are the way for NZ to prosper, but this is what he has to say, as an example.

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  13. lofty (1,304 comments) says:

    Just trying to show you up for what you are sonic, thats all.

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  14. Jack5 (4,895 comments) says:

    Phil Gaffe cannot be a target for Hone-John Hatfield.

    Gaffe’s not a real McCoy.

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  15. BeaB (2,082 comments) says:

    Labour – the home for non-labourers.

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  16. Bevan (3,965 comments) says:

    Are you on some sort of quest to say the word “troll” as many times as possible today Lofty old chap? That’s two threads now and (sorry to break this to you) but this is not 2004.

    Careful lofty – soon he’ll start signing off with kisses, that’s how you know you’ve got him on the ropes.

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  17. Chthoniid (2,029 comments) says:

    A lot of real politik in action, behind a barely there veil of principle.
    The cold facts of the poll numbers is that Goff doesn’t have the luxury of ruling out anybody if he wants to form a government. he’ll be coy and tease, but in the end, must be prepared to work with everyone.

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  18. lofty (1,304 comments) says:

    Apparently I am not supposed to care what you think Bevan, but I do, sorry sonic ya troll!

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  19. paws (197 comments) says:

    Its a strange person who dosnt or cannot change his position on anything in life.Mr Farrar (gasp) you remind me of returning servicemen from WW2 who said(i hate the bloody nips) then as life goes on they buy toyotas.
    your post is so blue its almost icey cold, Phill said (i heard it on Radio Live driving home today)i will work with the maori party when they solve their problems out. PS i have just listerned to Keys opening speech and if the world cup is going to save us FUCK ME DAYS, goff tweddle dumb and Key Tweddle dumber
    ps i voted for key(probably will not vote ever again) dog crap smells the same from any coloured dog

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  20. RightNow (6,841 comments) says:

    “ps i voted for key” – nice one, my goldfish voted for Hide.
    “(probably will not vote ever again) ” – yeah well you’re getting on a bit for a dog eh?
    “dog crap smells the same from any coloured dog” – I don’t sniff it myself but I understand that’s what dogs do, so I’ll take your word on it. Profound, it will change the way I look at dogs.

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  21. RightNow (6,841 comments) says:

    Racist bully boy Trevor Mallard clearly doesn’t relish the thought of working with the Maori Party.
    http://blog.labour.org.nz/index.php/2011/02/08/hone-case-prejudged/

    Hone has been given the boot from his office and is shifting over to the main buidling.

    Thought it might have been polite to wait until their disciplinary process had finished.

    Farce ?

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  22. Lance (2,561 comments) says:

    Can anybody translate what ‘paws’ just wrote and what it has to do with my bicycle parked outside?

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  23. paws (197 comments) says:

    RightNow,Darn all i can say key will appreciate your help to get elected. RightNow are you on his election committe???
    ps rightnow here is how you could get brownie points with the national committe.RightNow or some rabid national supporters the master plan follows
    (All our unemployed women could be made to earn their benifits by becoming whores,The asian male market laps up comfort women
    blonde women would get top price and there could be a ethnic maori section where the asian (whatever)client could get the maori bash during sex,China is a untapped market for NZ women whoring. WE CANNOT HAVE FEMALE DOLE BLUDGERS LYING AROUND WHEN WHILE LYING AROUND THEY CAN PAY THEIR BENIFIT with little effort)

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  24. Chuck Bird (4,765 comments) says:

    Labour have had five different positions on the Foreshore & Seabed

    How many positions has National had?

    ACT has only had one and still holds to it.

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  25. Mark1 (90 comments) says:

    Who is this sonic? Has he run out of tampons or something?

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  26. RightNow (6,841 comments) says:

    paws, Prostitution Reform Act 2003 – it was a Labour initiative but it didn’t pan out the way they thought. Turns out the bennies on the game had an aversion to paying tax.

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  27. Inventory2 (10,177 comments) says:

    It really is going to be the proverbial three ring circus isn’t it; Phil Goff and two other a**e-holes!

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  28. lastmanstanding (1,241 comments) says:

    Goof a whore and always has been he will f… anyone and anything if it means being PM. As already stated after 30 years hes desparate .

    Hone is a one trick pony. Only the mad Horis up north will vote for him. And the Socialists stand to lose some of their fringe voters on the RIGHT who wont stomach Goof and Hone doing the nose rub together.

    So WE OF THE RIGHT can sit back and enjoy the entertainment as Hone Mat and Sue get it on and take the lefts fringe from them.

    Oh joy of joys. Cant wait.

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  29. side show bob (3,660 comments) says:

    Has Goofy tried to summon Satan yet?. His sorry arsed soul might be worth one term as head arse kicker.

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