John Key’s BFD speech

Yesterday I asked asked some important questions about John Key’s legacy. This was in response to his speech where he promised $12m for 10,000 new apprentices.

Captain Panic Pants wound up the media saying this is a really big f*cking deal speech with a big announcement. Those interested in politics were wondering whether this was the time John Key finally manned up and talked about policies that are “ambitious” and “a step change”. 

Despite all the hype John Key came up with $12m for 10,000 new apprentices.

Maybe this is “ambitious”. Maybe this is what John Key meant when he talked “step change”.

Or maybe he just bottled another opportunity to help us catch up with Australia.


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  • Dumrse

    One small step for man….

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Emperor has realised that he cannot win against the natural born leader Sheep. So he is in wind down mode bros.

    • parorchestia

      Baa baa.

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        I hope you watched Sheep on TV tonight. He is “refreshed”. John Key must be shaking in fear now…..

  • Yoni

    John key is still our best hope if not only hope of winning, that and winston winning just under the threshold votes required.

    Why are we taking pot shots at him

    • Because he needs it to harden up and DO something

      • Yoni

        More can always be done but are not tracking well for our self targeted goals?

        To cut and burn too quickly can also have negative consequences.

        Still have a major capital plan that could be refocused but is still doing a lot

  • cows4me

    I believe it’s to late for JK to make any real reforms now. He should of put the boot in after the first election, that brought the Nats to power. The country had had a guts full for that dreadful she beast and her gaggling gays, time was right for reform. But no it was steady as it goes and don’t rock the ship. This time has been pissed away and a lot of the electorate has become disillusioned. The left of course will not win the next election National will lose it.

  • blazer

    here comes Judith….!

  • Riverfreeloader

    Last time I check the polls were tracking the same as just before the last election. So where is the evidence to back up the idea that the electorate has become disillusioned. All we tend to hear are the noise squeakers not the masses.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      Read my uncle Matt McCarten’s vomit in NZ Herald. He has figured out Emperor is losing support by the minute.

  • parorchestia

    His biggest mistake is not helping a possible coalition partner. National may find itself with by far the greatest number of votes in the next election, but unable to form a government. National is still our best hope since the world’s economy ain’t going anywhere up any time soon, and National have nursed us through these international bad times very well. We have low employment figures that most countries would die to have. The state of our economy is likewise to be greatly envied by countries who fell for the lies and deceit of Labour-type govts. Can I ask that any Green or Labour policy initiate be accompanied by a full costing? Demand it folks, otherwise they will go back to their evil old ways of borrow and hope. And they will promise anything to seize power.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      If you vote Labour, you can buy a house in Auckland for $300,000. Kiwi suckers are falling for this crap. So game over.