Watching the daily dismal performance of Labour is a bit like visiting the site of a major train wreck a year after the event, only to discover that someone forgot to remove the twisted wreckage of old rolling stock and sundry detritus before signaling trains to proceed.
Today's piece of stunning stupidity is Goff's reaction to the opening of ACC to competition.
We'll reverse it when we are back in government he bleats.
"He said his party was vehemently opposed and would reverse the changes once back in government."
Never mind that National and ACT were elected on a clear mandate for competition, which Labour tiresomely portrays as privatisation which it is not. They don't seem to realise that it was their capacity for this sort of distortion and deceit which got them thrown out in November.
The subliminal message Goff has just given to the 70% of voters who don't support Labour is simple.
"We haven't learned a thing from our mistakes. We know better that you what's good for you. "
Insurers can confidently invest in this market now, safe in the knowledge that their tenure will be secure for at least twenty years. In fact, Goff's foolish outburst will give the GNActs all the justification they need to lock in the changes so that a future government can not again meddle in the way Clark and Cullen did without a substantial penalty payment to the private insurers.