John Armstrong reports in the NZ Herald this morning on Labour's "offensive" against John Key at Question Time yesterday
This was a particularly calculated attack, and Key will be learning to be more careful about what he says in future. However, I believe that Labour crossed the line with the Q+A on the "affordable housing" question, with the digs about Key's house being built over two sections, with a tennis court on a third.
Question Time will become a farce if it turns into a forum for government MP's to ask patsy questions which have very little to do with ministerial responsibility. Question Time is supposed to be a time where Ministers are called to account for goings-on in their portfolios, but has increasingly become (and not just since Labour came to power) a forum for the government to preen before the cameras.
Meanwhile WhaleOil http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/?q=node/4684 links the attack to the latest Roy Morgan poll result, which shows National, at 49% support (up 2) with a 14% point lead over Labour at 35% (down 1). Daylight is third! Will yesterday's events be a springboard for Labour, or will the public see the attack as a cynical and desperate attempt by a Government in its death-throes? I'd go for the latter, but then again, hope springs eternal!!