Corpse Cuddling?

Is Phil Goff making a play out of Helen Clark’s play-book?

Looks like he is so desperate he is pulling the old corpse-cuddling trick in a bid to transfer some of the sympathy out there for Alan Hubbard onto his own slow-motion political death.

Labour leader?Phil Goff has called on the statutory managers of Allan Hubbard’s business affairs to release cash to pay the funeral costs for the South Island financier who was killed in a car accident on Friday.

Mr Goff offered his party’s condolences to Mr Hubbard’s widow Jean who remains in hospital following the head-on crash near Oamaru which killed her husband, 83.

“In the circumstances that’s a pretty tragic end to the life of her husband and leaves her very much in a difficult position.

“I hope that statutory management can be changed to the extent that all of the costs of the funeral can be properly catered for _ that’s the least that can be done.”

Yeah whatever Phil. The stench of death around you can’t be avoided.

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