Sounds like a petulant child

LETTER

Picking up from your editorial on Monday, November 6, I am utterly confused, and somewhat alarmed, as to the true meaning of former prime minister Bill English’s statement that “it is not his job now to make the country work”. Is this just a case of English’s poor choice of words, or is it a threat to bring down the new government at any cost, even before they have been given a fair go?

Right now the National leader sounds like a petulant child who is spitting the dummy because he has lost his toys. On this occasion, having lost an election to a clever younger sister.

All politicians, including English, should be reminded that it is their responsibility to make the country work, whether in government or in opposition.

John Darkin

Picking up from your editorial on Monday, November 6, I am utterly confused, and somewhat alarmed, as to the true meaning of former prime minister Bill English’s statement that “it is not his job now to make the country work”. Is this just a case of English’s poor choice of words, or is it a threat to bring down the new government at any cost, even before they have been given a fair go?

Right now the National leader sounds like a petulant child who is spitting the dummy because he has lost his toys. On this occasion, having lost an election to a clever younger sister.

All politicians, including English, should be reminded that it is their responsibility to make the country work, whether in government or in opposition.

John Darkin

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Clive Bibby - 14 days ago
"Look through the other eye Nelson." Can't remember you giving the same advice to the Labour team when they were in opposition John. Just think what we might have achieved if you had done so.

Don Miller - 14 days ago
Clive, I don't believe I ever heard such a negative, destructive comment from the previous opposition either.

Judith Collie - 14 days ago
John Darkin, it is now up to the Labour Party with its playtime partners to make the country work. Obviously those who voted against Bill English and his party didn't like the way they operated and voted to get rid of them. It is now up to the coalition to make the country work and prove that any arrangements made with their coalition partners are worthwhile. Having seen the Greens in action, I wouldn't put my head on the block in favour of this succeeding.

wiki gerrard - 13 days ago
Bill English is no longer the nice man everyone thinks he is, if he is going to make comments like "it is not our job now to make the country work". Bill, did you make it work in your 9 years of government? Oh yeah, sorry, you did for the wealthy and the immigrants?? Sad!

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