Auckland Mayoral Debate
Friday, September 30, 2016 at 6:31PM
Bill Barclay

Our Mayoral debate was such a meek affair - why could we not get the kind of debate they had at the University Students Association on Thursday. Thanks to Stuff for the video of this momentous occasion.

It was a classic screaming match with a bunch of candidates letting fly in a manner that gave the lie to our reputation as passionless people.

How I wish we could have the same thing here, and entertainment to match the diverse characters of two candidates. There was plenty to diverge about if only they had been prepared to bring their passion to the pit. 

We were left with the pathetic prioritising of questions by T3 that gave priority to fluoride for Gods' sake, over the likes of the Hauraki Gulf Forum recommendations where Goudie could have slammed French to the floor. I don't think he has a clue as to what was actually recommended. If Sandra loses it, put it down to her having pulled punches right through the campaign. 

Anyway, watch the video and enjoy - you won't see anything this good until next time!




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