Fairfax rates the front benchers

December 14th, 2013 at 10:00 am by David Farrar

Fairfax rates the frontbench MPs. The summary is:

  • Bill English 8.0
  • Paula Bennett 8.0
  • David Cunliffe 8.0
  • John Key 7.5
  • David Parker 7.5
  • Russell Normn 7.5
  • Judith Collins 7.0
  • Jonathan Coleman 7.0
  • Shane Jones 7.0
  • Gerry Brownlee 6.5
  • Chris Hipkins 6.5
  • Hone Harawira 6.5
  • Te Ururoa Flavell 6.0
  • Chris Finlayson 6.0
  • Tony Ryall 6.0
  • Clayton Cosgrove 6.0
  • Metiria Turei 6.0
  • Winston Peters 6.0
  • David Parker 6.0
  • Steven Joyce 5.5
  • Grant Robertson 5.0
  • Jacinda Ardern 5.0
  • Kevin Hague 5.0
  • Annette King 4.5
  • Peter Dunne 4.0
  • Tariana Turia 4.0
  • Hekia Parata 3.0
  • Tracey Martin 3.0
  • John Banks 1.0

 

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17 Responses to “Fairfax rates the front benchers”

  1. Judith (8,534 comments) says:

    How could John Banks get a score of one? Is there a Mrs Banks, was she allowed to vote?

    I think Gerry should have scored better.

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  2. Longknives (4,764 comments) says:

    Hone Harawira 6.5??

    Does the guy even turn up?

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  3. dog_eat_dog (781 comments) says:

    How the hell did Russell Norman get the same rating as John Key? The money printing policy backflip, the manufactured manufacturing crisis, buying a referendum after almost failing to get the correct number of signatures and still failing to get turnout – does being in opposition make you immune from being held to account? He’s woeful and had a woeful year to match. 4 at best.

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  4. flipper (4,083 comments) says:

    Typical Fairfax crap.
    W English was good, and P Bennett slapped down the professional socialist politicians , Ardern in every bout.

    But to argue that English was better than Key, and that Cun*liffe was better than Key, can be explained by only two matters – Key’s absence on official duties abroad, and Fairfax ‘s left wing anti Key bias. Not once did the goitre chinned one get near Key or English.

    Moreover, to present Joyce at 2.5% points below Cunners is north of absurdity.

    I repeat: Just crap.

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  5. Doc (91 comments) says:

    That they rate the “different message for a different audience” Cunliffe on a par with the Finance Minister who turned a projected “decade of deficits” into an economy that is the envy of most developed nations…. Really speaks volumes about their partiality!

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  6. flipper (4,083 comments) says:

    Fairy tales ……. and reality..as seen by Flipper:

    Fairytales ……… Fipper’s view

    » Bill English 8.0 … Good, 7.9
    » Paula Bennett 8.0 Good 7.9
    » David Cunliffe 8.0 Pass 6.9
    » John Key 7.5 …. Excellent 8.5
    » David Parker 7.5 … Pass 7
    » Russell Norman 7.5 .. Pass 6.5
    » Judith Collins 7.0 … pass 7
    » Jonathan Coleman 7.0 … Good 7.5
    » Shane Jones 7.0 … Good 7.5
    » Gerry Brownlee 6.5 … Good 7.90
    » Chris Hipkins 6.5 pass 6.0
    » Hone Harawira 6.5 Fail -3.9
    » Te Ururoa Flavell 6.0 pass 5.5
    » Chris Finlayson 6.0 Pass 6.5
    » Tony Ryall 6.0 Good 7.5
    » Clayton Cosgrove 6.0 Pass 5.5
    » Metiria Turei 6.0 Fail 3.9
    » Winston Peters 6.0 Fail 3.9
    » David Parker 6.0 ???????
    » Steven Joyce 5.5 Good 7.9
    » Grant Robertson 5.0 Pass 6
    » Jacinda Ardern 5.0 Fail 3.9
    » Kevin Hague 5.0 Fail 3.9
    » Annette King 4.5 Pass 6
    » Peter Dunne 4.0 Pass 5
    » Tariana Turia 4.0 Pass 5
    » Hekia Parata 3.0 Good 7.5
    » Tracey Martin 3.0 Fail 3.09
    » John Banks 1.0 Fail 4

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  7. thedavincimode (6,800 comments) says:

    thedavincimode marks Fairfax: 0.0

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  8. gravedodger (1,566 comments) says:

    Any rating system that has Finlayson and Ryall as equals of Turie Peters and Plughead Cosgrove lost all credibility right there.

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  9. thor42 (971 comments) says:

    Cunners gets an *8.0*? Yeah, right….. the guy has *hardly been heard from* in the last couple of months. When he *has* opened his mouth, nothing at all worth listening to has come out of it.

    I’d give him a 3 and that’s being generous.

    Parata on 3.0? Pfft…. the Teacher Unions are still as stroppy as ever on her watch. I’ll be generous and give her a 1.0

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  10. Alan (1,087 comments) says:

    Is there two David Parker’s ?

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  11. double d (225 comments) says:

    Alan, there are 2 David Cunliffes ….

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  12. gravedodger (1,566 comments) says:

    Nah bloody socialists talk out of both sides of their mouths, just seems like two (faced maybe).

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  13. alwyn (427 comments) says:

    I found the figures you gave for some of the people rather surprising so I read the reasoning in the article.
    It rather has the air of many of the articles that go into the filler sections of the weekend papers. They are written ages ago and are dragged out and dusted off to take up space between the ads in the paper.
    The words that finish the opinion of Cunliffe are that “he has lifted Labour’s poll ratings enough to make a difference”
    The only regularly available poll is by Roy Morgan.
    The last poll with Shearer as leader had the Labour party at 31.5%.
    The two polls immediately after Cunliffe’s election had Labour at 37%, certainly a marked increase. However the polls since then have shown a steady decline to 35.5%, 32%, 34%, and the latest at 30.5%. Thus they are even lower than when Shearer was in charge.
    It is as if the article in the paper was written a couple of months ago.
    Cunliffe appears to be someone of whom one cannot say “To know, know, know him, is to love, love, love him” as a song of my youth went. Instead he seems to be someone that the better you get to know him the more you dislike him. Certainly his caucus colleagues, who must know him best, seem to be like that.

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  14. backster (2,174 comments) says:

    I think it must be that Watkins fellow and that Wendell woman doing the rating for Fairfax.

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  15. BeaB (2,125 comments) says:

    They are at leatsconsistent – hitting the same low standard of journalism of their newspapers.
    How could nayone rate Cunliffe higher than Key or Noeman and Parker at the same level. Laughably shallow, puerile and plain dumb. No wonder we are deserting them in droves.

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  16. BeaB (2,125 comments) says:

    Sorry about the typos – couldn’t edit them.

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  17. Johnboy (16,651 comments) says:

    If Fairfax took a wide view of the state of the nation they would rate the whole fucking lot, back unto the last ten generations of parliament, as a pack of useless, self-serving wankers and rate them at minus infinity. IMHO! :)

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