Labour is the nasty party, Ctd

Phil Goff said that Labour is focussing on policy, not personality. Is this yet another case of Labour and Phil Goff saying one thing and doing another?

Let’s have a look at the evidence shall we.

Of the last 15 posts on Red Alert:

the leader of the national party even hiding from granny herald live chat – Personality attack
Jacinda to upset – Personality not Policy
iPredict getting tighter – Not Policy
Who pays for Rena – the questions the leader of the national party has to answer – Personality attack but some policy
You Can’t Hide if You are Prime Minister #2 – Personality attack
@NZNational says it was a real town hall meeting  – Personality attack, outright lies
Nek Minnit National – Leadership ? – Personality attack
Tweet of the Week – no policy, just focussing on the things that matter, like Twitter.
Everyone’s talking about asset sales, including National – Policy
Labour with Auckland will deliver City Rail Link – Policy
TVC to get rail link vote Labour – Policy
National sleepwalking – see this months activity plan – Personality attack
John Key and National want 100% of kids above average – Personality attack
English flicks Merrill Lynch excesses – Personality Attacks
Nek Minnit National – The Economy – Personality attacks

UPDATE: 16 posts now and another personality attack (#Keyhole for fact check)

So just three on policy, the vast majority on personality attacks. It certainly looks like Phil Goff’s promise to debate on policy and not personality is rather hollow right now.


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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.

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