Labour’s problem at Question Time is because they are playing the political equivalent of Kiwi Cricket

I was listening to Question Time yesterday while driving and was left with the distinct impression that Labour has no strategy when it comes to Question Time.

Have a look at this question from Stuart Nash to Judith Collins.

Why on earth is Labour targeting Judith Collins? She is just playing with Nash, like a cat plays with a mouse. He knows it, she knows it and the fools in Labour sit there and watch Nashy take one for the team.  

It is like Labour is treating Question Time like Kiwi Cricket and sharing around the batting and bowling evenly. Instead of targeting useless ministers and dead heads they are instead going after the best and brightest National has…and they are laughing at them. Yesterday Nashy took on Judith Collins, Andrew Little took on John Key, Grant Robertson took on Bill English and Kevin Hague tried but was ultimately defeated by Maggie Barry. About the only decent attempt to hold a fool minister to account was Phil Twyford and even he bombed that against Nick Smith, who is actually competent in the house.

Labour are just playing Kiwi Cricket for special kids. Even though the special kid is dreadfully hopeless he still gets to face four overs, no matter that he will get out hit wicket three times, bowled seven times and run out twice.

They should be targeting useless ministers not trying to score points against John Key, or Bill English or Judith Collins. They are just too good in the house to be playing those games.

Labour needs to stop playing Kiwi Cricket and start trying to get some of the dropkicks out instead of having their bowling bashed across the boundary ball after ball. Watching spastics play cricket against hardened professionals isn’t much fun for viewers or for the spastics.


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