Cameron Slater - "Prime Ministers come, Prime Ministers go"
Q+A Cameron Slater - "Prime Ministers come, Prime Ministers go"
Today on TV1’s Q+A programme: Cameron Slater - "Prime Ministers come, Prime Ministers go”
Susan Wood: You must realise now that from the Prime Minister's perspective you'd be pretty toxic. He'll be wanting to keep away from you to distance himself. Surely he will be doing that won’t he, and you'll find yourself out in the cold?
Cameron Slater: “It’s of no concern to me. Prime Ministers come, Prime Ministers go. You know in my lifetime I've met and dealt with almost every Prime Minister from Robert Muldoon till the present day. Long after John Key has disappeared from the political scene I'll still be involved.”
“I'd say that I probably get more and more vicious information out of the left wing side of New Zealand politics, and there's quite a few Nats that simply won’t pick up the phone with me. It's almost like they're too scared to deal with me, so you know I have to work hard to get the sources and the information that I do. So it's certainly not loaded in favour of National, but I'm not going to let anyone die wondering which side of the political spectrum I'm on, and at least I'm honest about that.”
Q+A, 9-10am Sundays on TV ONE and one hour later on TV ONE plus 1. Repeated Sunday evening at 11:35pm. Streamed live at www.tvnz.co.nz