Different Decade, Same Story

from Claire Trevett’s Herald piece on the long, long, long 27 years Phil Goff has had in parliament.

Goff emerged from opening the Hunter Building at Victoria University in March 1989 to find students lying on the ground all around his car. He walked back to Parliament, trailed the whole way by students chanting “Phil Goff F*** Off” – led by the then Victoria University Students’ Association president Andrew Little.

Heh, same old, same old, the more things change the more they stay the same.


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  • Michael

    I remember that, his car was blocked in so he walked bcak to Parliament. About 200 metres down the road he lost his rag with the protestors and told them they were rich kids being subsidised by other people their age who couldn’t afford to go to Uni. In the case of Andrew Little, nothing has changed.

    • peterwn

      He was lucky – his car was probably too heavy to ‘sprout’ a 44 gallon drum under each wheel. That was a fate that befell a few Minis and Hillman Imps around Auckland University in the late 1960’s, including the Student’s Association President’s car. He went off to call the cops only to find the pay phone had mysteriously gone on the blink.

  • Whafe

    Andrew Little is probably still telling him to Fuck **f now behind is back