Gifting Mt Roskill to Winston is Labour's last chance

Phil Goff is now so hopeless compromised that he really needs to be thinking real hard about what he can do to save Labour from the ignominy of challenging Bill English’s 2002 record..

I think Goff needs to take one for the team and gift his Mt Roskill seat to Winston.

A Winston First coalition is their only chance of forming a government. If Goff truly believes he can be prime minister he will be happy to do this for the sake of the party.

He will also be doing the taxpayer a big service by avoiding a by-election in 2012 should he not succeed.

He could slip out the backdoor quietly to a UN job without putting his party through the test of a by-election next year. He would also be endorsing MMP completely by trying to become the first list MP prime minister.

Should Mr Goff take the Whale’s advice, condolences in advance to Julie Fairey’s house husband of short stature who was looking forward to a by-election in Mt Roskill.


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  • For goodness’ sake WO; stop giving them ideas! Anyway, isn’t Roskill an electorate with a strong immigrant presence? I doubt that they would warm to Peters.

    As for Michael Wood; I doubt that he would be the next in line for Goff’s seat anyway; not with David Parker moving to Aucklnad, and being highly unlikely to win Epsom in November…

  • Gazzaw

    Cam, I do not think even that move would save Labour’s arse.

    There’s no way that Winston could win Mt Roskill given the very high proportion of immigrants in the electorate. They will not have forgotten his countless xenophobic outbursts over the years. Winston would have as much chance of taking Mt Roskill as the Ku Klux Klan would of winning Harlem!

  • Blondeoverseas

    if people are expected to stomach a bigoted Banks in Epsom ..Why wouldn’t Mt Roskill consider Winston? Anyhow back to the first premis…. nekk minute..beached as Banksy & Brash bros ..