Has Goff's memory problem re-surfaced?

We all know Phil Goff has a memory problem. He said he wasn’t briefed on the Israeli tourists, yet documents released under the OIA show he was. Now he is saying that he didn’t contemplate quitting after speculation from me and from Trans-Tasman along with Matthew Hooton.

Labour leader Phil Goff has dismissed a report that he asked senior Labour MPs whether he should quit.

Political newspaper Trans Tasman reported he asked his front bench if he should resign as leader during a pre-caucus meeting last week.

The report said their response was ”muted” with one MP saying it was up to Goff.

Goff, who spoke at trade union conference this morning, said: “That is not true.”

This is the same answer Phil Goff gave after John Key pointed out he was briefed byt the SIS on the Israeli tourists. Subsequently he was proved wrong and it was Goff’s memory that was faulty. Is this another case of his faulty memory.

Instead, as is usual, it is all some sort of a mass conspiracy against him by dastardly fifth columnists.

“When is the news media going to stop listening to Whale Oil and Matthew Hooton who are in the back pockets of the National Party spreading rumours that have no truth at all,” Goff said.

Yes, of course, I take orders from evil-doers like Crosby|Textor and muppets like Captain Panic Pants. Never once has Phil Goff considered that a reasonable number of his own caucus can’t stand him and are prepared somewhat openly to discuss the issues with me. That should seriously worry him, instead he carries on regardless towards the electoral abyss.


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  • Mickrodge

    Phil Goff’s got that “Berlin Bunker 1945” air about him hasn’t he?

  • @Mickrodge: It’s time someone leaves a (metaphorical) loaded pistol carelessly lying near Goff.

  • Lindsay

    Phill did not receive a briefing as was reported on 6 Aug on Newstalk ZB:

    The SIS says it has no record of Labour leader Phil Goff admitting he had read or received documents in which the Israeli spy investigation was mentioned.

    • Yeah spin like a top. Phil did receive a briefing, otherwise how were their minutes of the briefing? He even said he did when he finally remembered. Even though he said he never did. Phil was quite specific is saying that he remembered some details.

  • thor42

    Gawd, Goof is a **muppet**. It’s *painful* to watch the end of his leadership.
    I only hope that Liarbore find another **complete plonker** to replace him. I’m sure they can – the party has no other kind of MPs or members.

  • toby

    I’m quite tired of hearing Goff claiming that Slater/Hooten/whoever are in the pay of the news media. It’s such a trite line. Desperate too.

    Maybe the news media should wise up to the fact that Goff is insulting them whenever he trots out that line and refuse to print it.

  • reid

    Yes, of course, I take orders from evil-doers like Crosby|Textor and mup­pets like Cap­tain Panic Pants.


    I knew it Cam.

    I’m going to tell Walrus and Campbell right now.

    Expect a call, very soon indeed…