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Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s Waterloo: Will KiwiBuild cost him?

When you look at that headline, ask yourself, “Cost Him?” What about the long suffering taxpayer.

Kiwibuild has become symbolic of Liabour’s credibility when it comes to deliver on it’s pre election promises.

Back in 2016, the NZ Herald political editor wrote that Phil Twyford’s own political career followed a parallel trajectory to the Auckland housing market.

As house prices soared, so did Twyford’s political stocks as Liabour’s housing spokesman in Opposition.

That housing market has now soured, and so too have Twyford’s stocks as he battles to deliver what Liabour promised before the last election.

Only yesterday we saw 7 unsold houses in Canterbury. Why do they remain unsold in our second biggest city?

I am sure he could be sent to a liabour sex camp for rest and recalibration.

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  1. Who do they replace him with?
    After all that puddle is not getting any deeper!
    You could only replace him with someone who is going to bail at the first election!
    Why, because no one would want that job after him. It’s like holding the shitty end of the stick!
    If he was to be replaced, it means he’s out of here!
    He couldn’t handle going to the backbenchers after it’s all about me! me! me!
    There one be one good thing thou. Never seen again and not sought out for comment!
    Definately not getting a job for Helun CLark!

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    • I met and dealt with Twitford in the mid 1990s when he was with OxFam.
      The spots on that leopard have not changed.

      Blind arrogance and a disconnect.
      Who would skite about their past as being a journalist, unionist and NGO operator (OxFam sex abuse allegations in vulnerable societies) in their CV, and expect to be accepted in decent society?

      Add to that CV: loud mouth in opposition and a massive failure on a Ministerial salary.
      Oh, and chinese sounding names!

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  2. If he was a National MP and they were National’s promises, he would have been howled out by the opposition.

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    • And that underscores how completely biased the media filth are.
      Sadly, NZ is not alone.
      So called democracies have dreadfully biased lying media filth: AU; UK;US
      Media are not watchdogs..more like rutting mutts.

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        • Which Whinney? Do you mean the one that sounds like a horse, or the whinning green mp that suddenly needs protection from those who seek and speak the truth?

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          • See I was right last time. Why do you hate our lovely PM? She speaks with positive and emphatic tones. We have had enough of your hate speech calling her a horse.

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            • Oops, delete that uptick. I was mesmerized by you spelling ‘positive’ with a ‘t’ instead of a ‘d’ as Cindy speaks. ?

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            • Do you see Jacinda everywhere? lol The first whinny was Winston, the second whinny was Golriz. You need a reality check.

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            • If it looks like a horse, has teeth like a horse, whines like a horse but is smaller than a horse its probably an ASS.

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            • Only one person can do the shafting, it is the King maker, not the puppet on a string. Had enough, well my little sweet ignorant biased one, life is going to become unbearable, the more they crack down, the harder it will be opposed.
              Lovely eh, well beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I have seen faces like a melted Wellington boot that are more attractive than some I observe, The name Mellie wellie comes to mind. Surely, you are not going to define what I find attractive, real socialist agenda.
              Cindy really needs some basic grammar lessons, primary school stuff.

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  3. Maybe they need to go the Helen Clarke route

    “the housing crisis is over, move along”

    any follow up questions get you labelled as a “wrecker and hater”

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    • Yep that’s the way it is going to go. It will be allowed to slide into the background with the new wellness crap taking over. Re calibrated because they can’t sell anything so therefore the shortage doesn’t exist.

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  4. If the argument is that Twitford is incompetent and has not achieved anything apart from spending taxpayer money like Monopoly money then the whole CoL all deserve to go for incompetence and lack of any achievement.

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  5. Twitford isn’t going anywhere. His incompetence is mind-boggling, but still within parameters for this astonishingly inept government. Everything they’ve touched has turned to shit, it’s the new normal, and on their relative scale of idiocy Twitford is yet to reach sacking level.

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  6. My opinion is that he is there till the next election!
    Who would want to take over as they will be tainted for ever!
    You minght be able to get someone to fill in till then who is retiring.

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    • Edit, posted to soon.
      But what would you promise them, knighthood, job for life at $5,000 a day!

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      • Edit again.
        No matter what happens Phail is out at the next election. He’s tainted, damaged too much.
        He can never comeback from this. Not even to get a plum job on working groups, committes,
        certainly not on $5,000 a day. He’s history! Don’t let the door hit in the arse on the way out!

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