Bill Ralston has an excellent piece in this morning's Herald. The title might have been 'Labour Parties While National Works.'
It appears Labour thinks it has some dirt on a National Party MP and is set to release it shortly before the election - apparently they are referring to it as a 'neutron bomb.'
"Chortling Labour MPs refer to it as their "neutron bomb". It is a rather scandalous tale about a senior National MP timed to detonate when the election campaign begins."
Meanwhile National is hard at work exposing Labour's 'waste and stupidity.'
"Labour can try and dig up old scandals and hurl them at its opponents, but the Nats may prove the best way to discredit a party is by exposing its waste and stupidity."
Someone needs to tell the Labour's strategists a little about subliminal messages. If they adopt this tactic and IF the Gnats manage the accusation well, their mud slinging will bounce right back in their faces and finally give National the very edge it needs to govern on its own - proving the usually reliable Matt McCarten wrong. Adolf's instant reaction to the words 'neutron bomb' was 'this is a bunch of school kids - why would you allow them to run the country?'
I'm very pleased to see National working through the so-called break. Here is a clear point of difference between the Gnats and a tired, dispirited, worn out team of losers. (Maybe Labour should be lining up against the Bangladeshis and the Indians over the break.)
Adolf needs to repeat here his earlier admonition that under NO CIRCUMSTANCES must the National Party ever again have any 'dealings' with Winston Peters.
General Debate 1 May 2016
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