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bFM: Selwyn & Jon - Key's Elitist Strategy & Goff's Blunder

Published: Thu 4 Aug 2011 01:53 PM
95bFM Audio: Selwyn Manning & Jon – John Key's Elitist Move & Phil Goff's Strategic Blunder
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OPINION: Selwyn Manning and 95bFM's Jonathan discuss how National leader and Prime Minister John Key has refused to commit to an election campaign political party leaders' debate organised by 3News.
Key says he will only debate Labour leader Phil Goff and not the leaders of smaller parties. Goff says ok, if Key wont front up he wont either.
But hang on, hasn't Phil Goff missed an opportunity here? Should he as leader of the opposition insist Key take part in an election debate with other Parliamentary leaders, and insist to refuse is elitist and anti-democratic?
Is this a significant strategic blunder by both the Prime Minister and the leader of the opposition?
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