Andrea Vance and Luke Malus are preening themselves from the attention.
Starts out with childish math gotchas.
This is Wellington.
All they have is childish gotchas.
Nicola lies and argues that Grant is lying.
Grant points out facts, highlights that Nicola is lying.
Nicola always ignores that the increased spending for Covid saved 20 000 lives.
So Nicola can go jump.
Grant finally makes a solid argument about what we achieved and fought for over Covid.
Nicola kicks Orr and accuses Grant and Orr of a ‘cosy’ relationship, which is quite an allegation to make.
Nicola’s claim that Grant kept spending is ridiculous, 97% of the spend was on wage pressures and cost increases.
Inequality is mentioned.
I laugh sadly and choke on my coffee.
This is NZ. No one gives a fuck about poor people anymore.
Grant makes noises about
Hosts are useless.
Luke looks frightened.
Andrea is wet.
Nicola is like a piranha at a blood buffet while Grant is likeable and smart.
Nicola wants to sack thousands before Christmas.
Is Luke asleep?
Andrea is trying to be liked. She understands she isn’t running right?
Luke has fallen asleep.
Grant points out National’s tax policy is bullshit. Massive cheer.
Biggest laugh of the night is when Nicola claims her budget is properly costed.
Luke is awake. Wish he would go back to sleep. He’s not very good at this is he?
Nicola’s energy is very uptight. I would say ‘like a Shrew’, but that would be sexist to Shrews.
Grant knocks down all her arguments.
Nicola is not very good at this is he?
Grant points out National are funding their tax cut from the poorest kids and there are yells of ‘shame’ from the audience.
Grant pours acid on National’s desire to rob 2 year olds to fund tax cuts for the richest landlords.
Best line of the debate:
Nicola: “There are thousands of children tonight in motels”.
Grant: “They were in cars when National were last in power Nicola”
Luke is asleep.
Grant runs through all the shit National are robbing for their rich landlord tax cut: Free prescriptions, 2 year olds ECE, Public Transport and the climate change funds.
Grant just destroys Nicola, she is no where near his equal. She has shrill ZB talking points and nothing else.
Nicola keeps arguing about costs, Grant keeps pointing out that the costs were taken ion board because we experienced
Grant points out Nicola is lying.
Nicola lies about nurses.
Grant points out Nicola is lying.
Luke is asleep, but keeps talking. He’s sleep talking. He’s so awful.
Nicola Willis attempts to claim we are all xenophobes for having problem with allowing Foreign millionaire speculators to buy into the NZ domestic property market.
That’s right. Us Kiwis who don’t want foreign millionaires speculating in the NZ domestic market are xenophobes!
National who has Xi’s hand up its arse are claiming we are all xenophobes???
Sure not all the GST off fruit and vegetables will go through, but people are so desperate that’ll take ANYTHING off our food prices!
All these rich buggers are showing us is their privilege when they mock the 15% off fruit and vegetables.
Tova is the panel.
I tend to find anyone who refers to themselves as ‘whipsmart’ are condescendingly smug with no clear rational why they hold themselves in such high regards.
Cunliffe points out National are out by $600million. Argues Grant wants a far bigger tax policy than the one he’s selling by Chippy.
Cameron Bagerie attacks National’s Foreign Buyers Ban.
Panel is very boring.
But then Andrea with her shining teeth and Luke on heavy medication are back, and I wish the Panel was on again.
Luke is so awful at public speaking isn’t he?
Andrea seems to be auditioning for Kim Hill’s Saturday slot.
Grant is a million light years ahead of Nicola, but what’s the point of bread and butter politics if no one can afford the bread and butter?
The only winner here is David Seymour because on that performance he’s guaranteed to be Finance Minister before she ever will.
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