Good Idea Phil

Phil Goff has had a brilliant idea.

The Labour Leader tells the former National party leader to stop whinging and do something about his opinions on the Government

Labour leader Phil Goff believes former National party leader Don Brash should stop complaining about the economy and try and do something proactive about it.

Doctor Brash took a swipe at the Government at a speech in Orewa last night, saying the economic decline and worsening race relations are putting the country at risk.

But Phil Goff told Newstalk ZB that if Doctor Brash thinks his party has sold out on its values and principles, he should have the courage and conviction to set up his own party, “put forward what he believes in to the public, and test out how much support he has for his ideas.” He says that would be a better approach than just whinging.

Of course Phil Goff neglects to mention that the last time Don Brash was leading a party with fresh economic ideas he was vilified by Goff’s party and then lader Helen Clark a “cancerous and corrosive”.

Labour is all about playing the man and not the ball. However Phil Goff does, for once, have a good idea. If Don Brash did re-enter New Zealand politics then presumably he would feature again in the preferred PM stakes. Then we would see who is whinging. Phil might finish fourth behind the PM, Helen Clark and Don Brash.

That might be a bit hard to explain to the media Phil, but hey I’m sure Don Brash would love to kick your ass too.


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