Michael Laws | Hone Harawira makes us want Helen back | Stuff.co.nz
There can be no question Labour leader Phil Goff more accurately portrayed public sentiment than the prime minister – and then received an even greater fillip by being personally attacked by the hateful Harawira. Suddenly, the opposition leader was relevant again.
And Winston Peters reminded us all that he is still alive by climbing into the Maori Party at a Grey Power meeting in Wanganui. Again, he articulated a sentiment that should have been the prime minister's.
But one voice that has been missing this week – and perhaps would have been the strongest – is that of Helen Clark. This was one week when she was missed. One week when her steely outrage would have played so well. And one week when she would have taken the opportunity to hammer Hone hard.