Can Phil Goff really work with National?

Goff’s pitch to the people of Auckland is that he can work with the National Government.

Which makes you wonder why he is calling National Ministers liars.

But Phil Goff, the former Labour defence minister who was in charge of procuring the boats in the first place said Brownlee was being “dishonest”.

Goff said the defence select committee were told the vessels weren’t at sea because they didn’t have the skill to staff them.

The vessels were commissioned to do fisheries protection, conservation support, border security and search and rescue.

Goff said the boats shouldn’t be sold: “These were a quantum leap forward in terms of their capabilities.”

Phil Goff thinks he doesn’t have to campaign and when you see the state of Vic Crone you can see why he and his team are laughing all the way to the ballot box.

But a picture paints a thousand words.

This is the front running candidate for the future of Auckland….a tired old, grey man who is angry to boot and calls National ministers liars.

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The choice for Auckland mayor is getting real easy.

A clutch of muppets and out of touch old pollies, or rate reductions.

 

-Fairfax


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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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