Oh the irony of listening to Auckland Mayor Phil Goff on Morning Report today railing against Mayoral Candidate John Tamihere who is wanting to sell off 49% of Watercare
Goff says it’s a dumb idea to sell publicly owned assets – and so it is.
But, hang on. Is this the same Phil Goff who served in both the Lange and Clark neoliberal governments and who failed to become Prime Minister when John Key challenged him to “show me the money” and could not find it in his market driven heart to say:
“How much have you got in your pockets John. Let’s start there.”
So is Goff now a reformed neoliberal?
Or is this just hypocrisy and tit- for- tat politicking?
I see my voting papers have arrived in today’s mail…
…now..where did I put my medication…?
Bryan Bruce is one of NZs most respected documentary makers and public intellectuals who has tirelessly exposed NZs neoliberal economic settings as the main cause for social issues.