Wednesday, October 14, 2015

EMBARRASSING FOR MR LITTLE

The announcement today that the government's books show a return to surplus is to be welcomed.  

Perhaps it's timely to remind ourselves of the slightly hysterical speech of the Leader of the Opposition back on 11 May here when he labelled the failure of government to achieve surplus as "one of the biggest deceptions of our lifetime".  

So now Little, having indulged in headline chasing (before the figures were in), has ended up with egg on his face and his credibility shot to pieces.   Forget the crap about little Ms Ardern for Deputy.   Wot about that nice Mr Robertson for leader?
  

11 comments:

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Maybe one day he'll wake up and declaree the Labour Party to be 'in crisis.'

Let's face it, they could do a lot worse.

Nookin said...

But that financial mastermind, the nice Mr Robertson, says it is illusory and that the nats have cooked the books. I just don't know who to believe!

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Do you mean like Labour used to cook the books?

Whenever Labour accuses National of some misdeed, you know Labour already is doing it in spades.

The Veteran said...

Ever heard of the sucker punch? I suspect English set up Little and Little fell for it big time.

Anonymous said...

We have a way to go before we reach the level of these clowns. Remind me again how much foreign aid we give them and whose desk does the portfolio sit on and when can we expect the news in the NZ media.????

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/vanuatu-politicians-guilty-of-corruption-pardon-themselves-while-president-is-away-a6693206.html

Lord Egbut Nobacon

The Veteran said...

Lord EN ... got me beat. Wrong thread?

Anonymous said...

OK, here's your thread back........Bryan Gould in today's Herald

"The truth is that we continue to live well beyond our means, and are likely to do so to an even greater degree in the coming years - hence our perennial need to borrow from overseas and to sell our assets to foreign owners so that we can finance a living standard we have not earned. A government that poses as a prudent manager of our economy has done nothing to change this rake's progress."

Of course in a previous life he was a UK labour politician but given the struggle to make a surplus after seven years and the admission from English that it won't happen again soon, he is right and Little wasn't far off the mark.

Lord Egbut Nobacon

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Legbut

Why do you quote Gould, the greatest political loser of all time?

Anonymous said...

So anyone who doesn't attain high office is quite stupid and has worthless opinions.

Exactly what have you achieved that makes your opinion more valid than Mr Goulds?

In this case you know he is right. Political parties bribe the public to win elections and the public are to dim to see that they are the ones that suffer in the long run. Ever seen a party get in by promising more taxes.

Lord Egbut Nobacon

The Veteran said...

Lord EN ... Gould leaves me cold. Grew up with the plonker in Hawera. Failed UK politician and his tenure at the University of Waikato was judged by many to be less than memorable.

Are you seriously suggesting that National was somewhat wanting in not being able to run surpluses during it's first two terms? Guess you could if you disregard the GFC and the Canterbury Earthquakes and could live with widespread community disorder.

As to the future ... ever heard of under-promising and over-delivering?

Anonymous said...

Trying to defend one bunch of opportunistic wankers against another group of opportunistic wankers on the basis of which side your economic bread is buttered is as pointless as it is self defeating in the long run.

Eventually everyone is right and everyone is wrong.

The job of Prime Minister calls for dignity, leadership and perhaps a certain mystique. Trying to be a man of the people by telling people he has not taken a photo of his dick and Yeah he has nicked a few things has destroyed my estimation of Key. New Zealand has always been seen as a bit "backwoods" on the world political scene but this last episode along with Hansens crass remark about the Rainbow warrior has made us look unsophisticated and slightly dim. This is not party political, it's personal.