I was on The Huddle last night.
There wasÂ a slight change this week after Josie Pagani showed her right wing credentials they have decided to get a real left winger on the show and so David Farrar made an appearance
Our topics were:
- Labour â€“ where did it all go so wrong and will their inquiry get to the bottom of the problem. Looking at their terms of reference in relation to this itâ€™s like they are basically looking at EVERYTHING to do with the party in relation to the situation. But I would say that the partyâ€™s only as good as the people running it â€“ and they might be in for a Â shock when the results of the review come back. They clearly need a good clean out to rejuvenate party in the publicâ€™s eye â€“ but they also need behind the scenes people who can come up with effective and strong policy to move them towards the middle ground and become a real opposition party again. They do actually risk becoming irrelevant and leaving the door open for either the Greens or NZ First to be the â€śoppositionâ€ť.
- Then weâ€™ve got the two friends for National in parliament. They feel like faux deals as there doesnâ€™t appear to be much in it for either Peter Dunne or David Seymour â€“ I guess it gives National more of a buffer in the house, but what on earth is an under -secretary? Interesting though that both Dunne and Seymour are happy to roll with their votes going to National for very little relevance in the wider scheme of things.