Is Goff getting his advice from Farrar?

I see Phil Goff appears to be getting his political advice from David Farrar now.

He was expecting a late-November election, after the Rugby World Cup. “If the government goes before November it will be a vote of no confidence in the All Blacks and that would be unwise, or a sign of panic that the economy is failing to deliver.

Hmmm..He should channel Reagan via the Whale instead of the Manatee.

On another note in the same article, it also appears that Shane Jones is tumescent again.

Disgraced Labour MP Shane Jones is set to be returned to glory by party leader Phil Goff in a reshuffle early this year.

He is tipped to be handed the Maori Affairs portfolio and placed on the frontbench as Labour prepares its lineup for the election.

That means that the pie run is over for Parekura Horomia. The front bench seat he is currently wedged into will be breathing a huge sigh of relief. Personally I don’t think Shane Jones warranted a demotion, his troughing was minor, albeit embarrassing, compared with Chris Carter and Clayton “Three Suits” Cosgrove.

It is a good move to promote Shane Jones, though one probably necessary for Phil Goff to survive until the election. I think it is also brilliant, for National, that he is thinking of promoting Jacinda Ardern. We will now be able to see what other have up close, that despite the impressive political CV building there is actually nothing between the ears. I can just imagine her acceptance speech on the promotion now….”I am incredibly privileged….”


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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