Key all style, no substance
Hon Dr Michael Cullen
Deputy Prime Minister
2006 Media Statement
Key all style, no
Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen today
described John Key's first speech as National leader as
shallow, simply being a collection of platitudes with no
"The speech tells us what he is not. He is not
Don Brash. It doesn't tell us what he is, nor is it
consistent with his previous comments.
"For example, he
told the media previously that the first thing he thinks
about in the morning is what happened to his Merrill Lynch
"Mr Key has yet to demonstrate any
substance despite having spent much of the last four years
thinking about being the leader of the National Party.
has either got no policies or he is following Dr Brash's
strategy as outlined in Nicky Hager's book that he knows
only full well what his policies are, but he is not telling
"The Labour-led government over the next two years
will be focusing on substance, not spin," Dr Cullen
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