Corporate whore and shill for Just Water, Mathew Hooton, has written at NBR about the four failures of David Cunliffe.
This week Mr Cunliffe managed no fewer than four foreign-policy fails.
First was his bizarre attack on Mr Key for not sufficiently reversing Helen Clarkās agreement with John Howard over social support for New Zealanders living in Australia.
Ms Clarkās deal in the early 2000s was atrocious.Ā As former Labour Party president Mike Williams observed, she got away with murder politically only because National was then too divided to adequately draw attention to it.
Undeterred, Mr Cunliffe moved on to Labourās second foreign-policy blunder after Mr Key announced the government had cancelled the passports of New Zealand citizens, who are neither guilty nor even suspected of any crime but who wish to fight the fascist Assad regime in Syria.
Mr Goff quickly adopted the principled liberal position, invoking the Spanish civil war and saying New Zealanders had a right to travel abroad to fight tyranny. He condemned the cancelling of passports, especially of citizens who have committed no crime.
Mr Cunliffe contradicted him and called on Mr Key to consider jail for those who fight abroad.
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