Would the real leader of the opposition please stand up

Yesterday Bill English delivered the Budget.

As is usual everyone gets a lash at it, and I watched most of the budget speeches. What I noticed was a stark contrast between Andrew Little, the leader of the opposition, and Winston Peters the man who isn’t leader of the opposition but is polling higher than the man who is.

This was Andrew Little’s speech:

John Key then delivered his speech:

And then Winston Peters after 15 minutes of whinging from James Shaw:

I don’t agree with much of Winston Peters’ speech but there is a stark difference between him and Andrew Little.

Keeping Stock commented:

I was lucky; a shower of rain came through as Little was speaking, and the Sky decoder went into rain fade mode for a minute or two.

This shows Little’s and Labour’s problem. He is so dreadfully hopeless and retarded that no one can stomach listening to him. This is why Winston Peters is collecting Labour voters, or the soft centre of National voters who can’t possibly contemplate voting for Andrew Little’s labour party.

 

– In the House


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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.

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