Q+A remain the only political show worth watching in the morning on the weekends and they showed their importance today.
The pressure Jacinda is now under with her omnishambles of a week was painfully obvious.
She’s desperately trying to clutch to the ‘victim led’ defence. Their ‘victim led’ approach was adopted without any external advice, Police weren’t originally suggested and no aid was offered until almost a month later and only after a complaint was made on social media that Labour weren’t doing anything.
That’s ‘victim led’ is it? So what Jacinda is telling voting parents of NZ is that if their 16 year old went to a Labour Party event and was inappropriately touched the Labour Party wouldn’t tell the parents.
The truth is that every person working with young people can break confidence if there is the possibility of self harm, Andrew Kirton and Young Labour weren’t in that position to make that call so parents should have been contacted.
You can’t claim ‘victim led’ as a defence when none of the wrap around services to provide agency were offered for almost a month.
This omnishambles created immense pressure and you see that pressure with Jacinda’s bewildering support for action against Russia that are actually far further than the British have actually suggested.
It looks like Jacinda is prepared to go to war with Russia to try and overshadow the mistakes of the Labour camp.
Poorly managed and poorly thought through.
James Shaw is on and unbelievably announced that he is going to hand one of their parliamentary questions to National every single Question Time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’ve seen the Greens do some spectacularly stupid things in the past, but handing over one question to the fucking National Party every Parliamentary Question Time is fuckwitedness at a level I’ve never witnessed.
What the fuck are they doing?
I spent the entire rest of the show shaking my head at this new Green Party strategy to inadvertently support National.
Trying to defend the Greens handing over one of their questions to National every week as some sort of bullshit exercise in transparency is like cheering Ronald McDonald as a nutritionist.
If there was ever proof that the Greens are no longer an effective political vehicle for real change, this decision is it.