I haven’t been easy on Minister Wood.
I thought his $750million dollar bike bridge was an art installation called ‘How National Got Elected’ and his ‘Rivers of Filth’ comment seemed very ham on the hock moralising, but his championing of the FPAs is real leadership for real progress.
On top of that, is the news that he pushed for a higher minimum wage than his Cabinet colleges, which is the first time we’ve seen any Cabinet Minister stand up to the leadership which marks Wood as courageous and ready to fight for real change.
FPAs are the single most transformative piece of legislation Labour will enact and its ramifications for growing the lives of workers is immense.
If Wood gets this through, it will be an historic achievement.
Just like his mentor Phil Goff before him, Wood is a genuine possibility for Leadership.
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