Mark the Week: Simon Bridges unscathed by expenses leak

Author
Mike Hosking,
Section
Audio,
Publish Date
Friday, 17 August 2018, 9:16a.m.
Simon Bridges. Photo \ Getty Images

Every Friday morning, Mike Hosking takes you through the big ticket items of the week and lets you know what he makes of it all.

Here's a taste of what he reckons.

Simon Bridges.

7/10.

"Comes out of the week unscathed, despite the best attempts of some loser in Parliament and TV3 "

And good on Mallard for calling it and presumably flushing the low-life out with his inquiry.

But to the "scandal" itself, nothing was being hidden, it was public information coming out anyway. And most of us concluded it was just a bloke trying to do his job" .

Māori Roll.

4/10.

"More Māori went for the general roll than the Maori roll.

Tells you David Seymour might have a point."

Foreign Buyer Ban.

2/10.

"Ideologically driven futility.

Not a single first home buyer is getting into a house because a Chinese millionaire is now banned."  

Spark and the EPL rights.  

8/10.

First the rugby, now the football. Telcos have deep pockets and Spark are clearly serious.

This is all good for the punter given choice and competition rarely fail to deliver a better product.  

Plastic Bag 'Ban'.

3/10.

"Futility on a stick. Do they really, really believe that banning a few shopping bags addresses the real issues? Dream on.  

And, so far, the bags aren't banned, but the plastic bag maker is going bust. Awesome economic policy.  

The All Blacks.

7/10.

"Back for the season, I know they had the French but that wasn’t really that exciting was it?

I hope Australia are at least competitive, but Sir Graham Henry is right, this is the best all black side we've ever seen."

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