Phil Goff is still maintaining that not only did he handle the Hughes situation correctly, not a single one of his colleagues have criticised him. Well, they are not technically colleagues, but lets have a look at what the left are saying.
- Tim Watkin says that Goff’s line about not intereing with a Police investigation is “spin” and that Goff had no plan for how to respond
- Russell Brown flays Goff and says they are a “shambles”
- Bomber at Tumeke says that if Labour are not questioning the leadership of Phil Goff, then they “are officially the most stoned Caucus in the history of the Westminster system”
- Chris Trotter blogged that it is the moral duty of the Labour caucus to remove Goff if they don’t think he can lead them to victory
- Matt McCarten says Goff’s performancee has been appalling
- Lew at Kiwipolitico says that anyone who failed to understand the politics (like Goff did) of what happened “has no business running strategy for a Sunday book club, much less a political party which aspires to government”
- Danyl at the Dim Post also rubbishes Goff’s claims of natural justice coming first, citing numerous examples to the contrary, and in another post says “in the UK they have a competent opposition party, while [Labour] are Really. Fucking. Terrible.”
- Idiot/Savant at No Right Turns blogs that Goff has “established a consistent pattern of poor decision-making”
- Robert Winter says “The onus is on our parliamentary caucus to provide us with that national leadership that we deserve.”
- Psycho Milt (who is left) at No Minister says ” there should be wholesale ritual suicide in the Labour ranks”
This is essentially what Labour’s friends are saying about Labour’s leader, not Labour’s opponents.