English succumbing to bark at every car syndrome

Opponents claimed the Key/English government cost lives, now English is trying that same attack. This looks both petty and highly questionable.

English seems to be quickly succumbing to barking at every car syndrome.

I thought he could be good in Opposition, even decent, but he seems to have chosen descent.

This won’t help National recovery and rebuild. English needs to relearn being an effective Opposition, or else he is unlikely to last out this term.

 

8 Comments

  1. robertguyton

     /  December 13, 2017

    Whining and grizzling their way to 12 years in Opposition.

    • Corky

       /  December 13, 2017

      It’s called the scatter gun approach, Robert. While Pete may have a point, the fact is, at the end of the day, as long as English brings home a bird for eating, everything is fine.

      Here’s one of your tribe putting things into stark contrast for you. And no, I’m not talking about Willie’s performance yesterday.

      http://bowalleyroad.blogspot.co.nz/

  2. Tipene

     /  December 13, 2017

    At least the National Party has finally realised that they have no mates in Parliament any more. They want to “start” a “new” Conservative Party to support them in 2020 -which kind of tells you everything you need to know about whether National is itself a conservative party – it hasn’t been for years.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/99746381/bill-english-talks-down-report-national-wants-to-start-new-small-conservative-party

    This idea was first floated in circa 2010 in National party circles, to birth a “party within a party”.

    Cameron Slater was all over it, and then got usurped by Colin Craig setting up the Conservative Party to contest the 2011 Election.

    This of course is THE key reason why Slater went after Craig – Craig beat Slater to the Conservative party “punch”, and Slater couldn’t influence the narrative.

    Slater even approached the Conservative Party in 2011, pleading to be an “adviser” to the Party – Slater was told to sling his hook.

    Utu ensued.

  3. Au contraries I think he’s being measured and considered. The Govt are spending at least half a million to drop out this important word that creates distinction, while canning $350,000 to Kidscan. It’s criminal and, as Jacinda says, child poverdy is the most important issue facing us…after Vogue photo shoots and dinners with Bill Shorten that is.

  4. Au contraire