As a veteran of the UK political scene, I remain unconvinced by Phil Goff’s protestation of innocence today, which follows much speculation about him replacing Dear Leader in a bout of Liarbour regicide.
I recall senior Tory Michael ‘Tarzan’ Heseltine saying he “foresaw no circumstances” in which he would stand against Margaret Thatcher for the Tory Party leadership many years ago.
In time, he did, explaining he never “foresaw” things would get quite so bad.
Anyway, I am sure Goff and/or his allies will be doing the sums, whether it be whether Goff has the numbers to take the party, or the numbers to take the country.
Politicians of whatever stripe have few principals.
Once Liarbour MPs and ministers realise their only hope of survival is ditching Clark, they will do so, for so many have no other life outside politics.
Of course ditching the 'Bilious Bitch' may not be the answer. Polls still show she is popular, despite her regime being increasingly incompetent. There may well be no Goff boost in the polls. And if he does take over, a lengthy spell in opposition may await, as Insolent Prick explains.
Either way, the future looks grim for Liarbour, and all National has to do, is remain on top of the game.
General Debate 21 February 2017
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