Oct 24, 2008

NZ's Place In The World

Radio NZ's election debate on Sunday should be a good one. A great opportunity for Phil Goff to show off his leadership skills in advance of the post election caucus vote.

Many Hive readers will be interested in the topic - our place in the world.

In many ways this is going to be a leadership debate. Phil Goff has yet to become leader, but that is splitting hairs. Other party leaders participating are United Future - Peter Dunne, ACT - Rodney Hide, Progressive - Jim Anderton and from NZ First - Winston Peters.

The Trotskyite wing of the Green Party is being represented by Keith Locke (expect Winston to raise Afghanisatn and Cambodia - as he should).

Tim Groser is representing National. Poor fellow is well outnumbered by the Axis representatives. Fortunately he knows 10 times more about the subject than the rest of them combined.

The debate is live and on air (Radio NZ National) from 5pm on Sunday. There is a panel discussion after the debate at 6.30pm. We understand that Fran O'Sullivan is going to be one of the expert panelists.