The Dim-Post

January 29, 2011

I have a theory . . .

Filed under: Politics — danylmc @ 2:00 pm

Phil Goff understands that to win this year he just needs a few more points in the polls and for New Zealand First to make it over the 5% threshold. Then he’ll be able to form a coalition and run the government alongside Winston Peters and the Green Party. So he’s decided to throw the election.

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10 Comments »

  1. Indeed. He probably read Andrew Geddis’ pundit post and cried:

    http://pundit.co.nz/content/apres-nous-le-deluge

    Comment by Bryce Edwards — January 29, 2011 @ 2:09 pm

  2. And we might have our first five party co-leadership.

    JC

    Comment by JC — January 29, 2011 @ 5:22 pm

  3. You forgot to add in Hone Harawira

    Comment by Adolf Fiinkensein — January 29, 2011 @ 5:30 pm

  4. In cricket parlance Mr Goff is a nightwatchman batsman sent in at 5.30 pm, who then runs out his partners

    Comment by leopold — January 29, 2011 @ 5:30 pm

  5. If Phil actually was in a position to consider a majority coalition I’m sure he’d throw it however…

    Comment by leon — January 29, 2011 @ 8:25 pm

  6. Yes, but throw it where?

    Comment by Kate Kennedy — January 29, 2011 @ 9:06 pm

  7. Cannot blame him.

    Trying to get Winston to agree to anything is difficult enough

    The Greens can be difficult.

    Winston and the Greens together in the same room and agreeing about
    anything except their mutual loathing? Hah!

    Comment by peterlepaysan — January 29, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

  8. Trying to get the fragmented and dysfunctional Labour Party to agree on anything would probably be harder.

    Comment by leon — January 29, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

  9. No he wants to win. But to pretend they ‘didn’t want it’ anyway is what losers tend to say after the event, not prior to it. . . Of course what you might be inferring is that Goff doesn’t have the political nous that Clark had and wouldn’t be able to hold such a motley crew together. So like the man says: ‘This is bad for Goff’. . . .

    Comment by Monkey Boy — January 30, 2011 @ 9:07 am

  10. Winston, the Greens and Hone Harawira would be great fun. They’d certainly all agree on the Chinese.

    Comment by Bea — January 30, 2011 @ 11:05 pm


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