Phil Goff said that Labour is focussing on policy, not personality. Is this yet another case of Labour and Phil Goff saying one thing and doing another?
Let’s have a look at the evidence shall we.
Of the last 15 posts on Red Alert:
the leader of the national party even hiding from granny herald live chatÂ –Â PersonalityÂ attack
Jacinda to upsetÂ – Personality not Policy
iPredict getting tighterÂ – Not Policy
Who pays for Rena â€“ the questions the leader of the national party has to answerÂ – Personality attack but some policy
You Canâ€™t Hide if You are Prime Minister #2Â – Personality attack
@NZNational says it was a real town hall meetingÂ – Personality attack, outright lies
Nek Minnit National â€“ Leadership ?Â – Personality attack
Tweet of the WeekÂ – no policy, just focussing on the things that matter, like Twitter.
Everyoneâ€™s talking about asset sales, including NationalÂ – Policy
Labour with Auckland will deliver City Rail LinkÂ – Policy
TVC to get rail link vote LabourÂ – Policy
National sleepwalking â€“ see this months activity planÂ – Personality attack
John Key and National want 100% of kids above averageÂ – Personality attack
English flicks Merrill Lynch excessesÂ – Personality Attacks
Nek Minnit National â€“ The EconomyÂ - Personality attacks
UPDATE: 16 posts now and another personality attack (#Keyhole for fact check)
So just three on policy, the vast majority on personality attacks. It certainly looks like Phil Goff’s promise to debate on policy and notÂ personalityÂ is ratherÂ hollowÂ right now.