Has Goff admitted defeat?

In the Herald today they quote Phil Goff as saying:

“I’m confident Labour will do a lot better than those polls suggest,” he told Newstalk ZB.

“A few months before the 1996 election Helen Clark was on 1 per cent.”

Who won the 1996 election again?

Perhaps he is being aspirational and aiming for Clark’s 1%.

No matter, the Herald has used a nice picture of David Cunliffe in that article as well.


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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. 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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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

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