Wednesday, February 27, 2013

We can't help but wonder...

David Cunliffe is one of Labour's better orators. Yesterday, from his place on Labour's back bench he led Labour's opposition to the Child Support Amendment Bill; check this out:

Few of David Cunliffe's colleagues were in the Debating Chamber to enjoy his oratory, but we are sure that many more were watching the proceedings of the House from the privacy of their offices.

So we can't help but wonder; how many Labour MP's were silently wondering whether they had backed the wrong horse when Labour's leadership was on the line earlier this month, and how many were silently rueing a missed opportunity.

1 comment:

Pete George said...

I've just had a chance to watch this. Wow. It would be possible to quibble over some of the detail but there's no question, that's a damn good parliamentary speech. Compared to anyone, not just a sorry sounding bunch of colleagues. And he does make some very good points along with it.

That is a classic speech from the opposition benches.