Up to the Labour coalition

LETTER

Re: Sounds like a petulant child, November 7 letter.

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 Labour Party to make the country work and prove that any arrangements made with its coalition partners are worthwhile. Having seen the Greens in action, I wouldn’t put my head on the block in favour of this succeeding.

Judith Collie, Qld

I don’t believe I ever heard such a negative, destructive, comment from the previous opposition.

Don Miller, Picton

Re: Sounds like a petulant child, November 7 letter.

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 Labour Party to make the country work and prove that any arrangements made with its coalition partners are worthwhile. Having seen the Greens in action, I wouldn’t put my head on the block in favour of this succeeding.

Judith Collie, Qld

I don’t believe I ever heard such a negative, destructive, comment from the previous opposition.

Don Miller, Picton

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wiki gerrard - 13 days ago
The previous opposition didn't stoop to this level of nastiness, negativity like Bill English has. He should rename the National Party "Nasty Nats"!!

Jude Sullivan - 12 days ago
The original correspondent was spot on in his assessment of Mr English's behaviour. It's the same kind of petulance and patronising contempt that led Paula Bennett to tell Jacinda Ardern to 'zip it' when the ex-Deputy PM's debating skills ran out and she reverted to kindergarten-like manners. I wonder how Paula's feeling about that now. Both of these are fine examples of the Nats showing their true, self-absorbed colours when things aren't going their way. Honestly, they can be proper little snowflakes sometimes.

lloyd gretton - 12 days ago
Frankly I don't think Ardern is at all up to a very demanding and stressful job. The first day of Parliament session was a shambles. The new coalition was in a unique environment for them and not one thought of the basic point of counting their numbers in Parliament that day. They actually had enough members to elect the Speaker. In the same 24 hours, Ardern's adored cat died on the road. Both events are actually quite revealing of a person who doesn't manage her affairs well. A sort of well-meaning flighty person. She lacks children but had a cat. That doesn't sound good. Bill and Winston between them will eat her alive and dislodge her quite soon.

Ray Hill - 12 days ago
Frankly Jacinda would have been better naming the cat Lloyd Gretton, then we could nickname Lloyd retread.

Tony Lee - 11 days ago
Lloyd Gretton states: "She lacks children but had a cat. That doesn't sound good." Where did you drag this comment from? Were you challenging yourself to find the most moronic, patronising and irrelevant statement possible or are you just a dyed in the wool misogynist?

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