Peters jokes about ‘moribund’ party, however not his own

This is a joke, right?

Newshub: Winston Peters’ ‘moribund’ comment ‘very hurtful’ – Simon Bridges

Mr Peters, Deputy Prime Minister and leader of NZ First, made the comments at his party’s 25th anniversary celebrations on Sunday.

“National is leaderless,” he said. “It’s moribund and it’s vacuous and it’s got bitter and jealous.”

Simon Bridges says Winston Peters’ claim the National Party is “moribund” is “very hurtful”, but will backfire.

It is a bit of a joke that Bridges describes a dig by Peters as ‘very hurtful’. Who sounds vacuous, bitter and jealous? Peters can make a lemon seem sweet in comparison.

And, this is dated, but Newshub included a link to this poll result:



Mr Peters also predicted Mr Bridges would be rolled before the next election, saying “no party can stand that sort of lack of leadership and survive long”.

No party can survive well under the 5% threshold.

Bridges would have done better by just laughing this off.


  1. Gezza

     /  October 1, 2018

    Simon’s just go no freakin idea, has he?
    He’ll have to go. >:D
    Who else have they got? o_O

  2. Ray

     /  October 1, 2018

    It always amuses me when what people say really mirrors what they are.
    ” It’s got bitter and jealous. And it’s a shell of its former self because it’s been seduced by big money and marketing”
    He also says Simon Bridges is a “desperate man”
    I note it was Winston Peters who demanded and got a law that stops his MPs having a contrary view point to him!

    • Blazer

       /  October 1, 2018

      they are free to stand as independents Ray…and put their views to the…test.

  3. George

     /  October 1, 2018

    But Mr two percent said so and Mr two percent would never lie or tell porkies.
    And is this where we sell bridges at over fourty five percent?

  4. robertguyton

     /  October 1, 2018

    ” bitter and jealous.”
    Winnie nailed it.

  5. lurcher1948

     /  October 1, 2018

    My wife and i watched him on One this morning,when Bridges had finished she said “what did he say”hes hard to understand,mumbling

    • A common complaint about Bridges. His communication skills are an obvious and limiting weakness.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  October 1, 2018

        I have no trouble at all with his diction and can’t understand why some people have. I’d say if I had. I wonder if it’s an age thing.

  6. Gezza

     /  October 1, 2018

    Mikey gives Winston & NZF the thumbs up
    25 years: It’s been a turbulent and interesting run hasn’t it? … Labour making amateurish mess… a hundred plus working groups … some real world policy, but at a calamitous price … needs sorting fast before electoral rot sets in, as the voter starts to focus on whether they deserve another term.
    . . . .
    Meantime Peters and his lot have mostly, and quietly (except Jonesy) gone about their business. Still a personality cult, and ropey around the edges. But they are a world away from what they once were, and in Jones, Ron Mark and presumably Fletcher Tabuteau they have live options once Peters walks. In other words 25 years in, there is much to celebrate.
    More …
    (Wearing one of his own jackets today.)

    • lurcher1948

       /  October 1, 2018

      Was that “BIG MONEY” Hosking? he doesn’t live in real New Zealand

    • Gezza

       /  October 1, 2018

      Who’s got it in for Mikey’s jackets ? 😡

      • Corky

         /  October 1, 2018

        Damn, ole Mikey nailed it. I just wish it wasn’t true. Robbie won’t be happy..Mikey nailed the Greens, too.

  7. Zedd

     /  October 1, 2018

    Winston just speaking his truth (as he seez it).. & as many others do too ! 🙂 😀

    • Zedd

       /  October 1, 2018

      I agree that many Natl. MPs/cronies. seem to still be ‘in denial’ & scrabbling for relevance; ‘We are the largest party in parliament’ (to quote their whip & others); BUT they ARE in opposition.. Get over the outdated FPP thinking.. “Welcome to MMP folks !!”