Small on Little

Vernon Small writes:

Labour leader Andrew Little’s iPad-assisted first speech was a tame and lame affair, which wound up before its allotted time.

Tame and lame – I like it. And I can’t recall a previous occasion where the Leader of the Opposition has been unable to speak for 20 minutes in what is meant to be leading the response to the Budget.

In an interview with Susie Ferguson on Radio NZ – that he consistently seems to fluff – he got down into the weeds

He really is hopeless on Morning Report more often than not.

By that morning’s media stand-up in Parliament he was tighter on message, but then he threw the party’s tax strategy into doubt by failing to rule out other tax increases.

A few weeks ago Little sincerely promised no tax increases under Labour. Now he may be reneging on it.


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