Lucky Phil Goff didn’t do a show

Last year when John Key’s DJ spot went to air Phil Goff made demands for the same consideration.

Labour’s Phil Goff says Radio Live refused a request to give other party leaders their own show.

His party has complained to the Broadcasting Standards Authority and the Electoral Commission about last week’s ‘Prime Minister’s hour’, when radio station bosses allowed John Key to host a programme.

Coming so close to the election, Labour believes it broke broadcasting and election laws, even though Key didn’t talk about politics.

Goff this morning confirmed his staff contacted Radio Live to voice concerns about fairness, and he denied rumours Key offered Goff the chance to appear on the show.

”We contacted Radio Live and we said that you can’t have, in this part of the electoral cycle, one party leader being given a programme where he has full editorial control without extending that to other political leaders.

“Our request for that was declined. It was not just for ourselves it was political parties across the board.

”They said no. They said this was not political. Frankly, yeah right would have been the answer to that. This is either naive or worse than naive.”

Lucky he didn’t get his wish or he could be the one referred to Police now along with John Key’s show.


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