Sledge of the Day – Collins crushes Labour whingers…again

Judith Collins is the government duty minister at the moment. And right on cue the Labour party are whinging and manufacturing a story about the cost of DPS. They do this every year.

Judith Collins however summarises and dismisses their whinging in typical fashion:

Duty minister Judith Collins said police had a budget of $1.4 billion a year so it was a small amount in the scheme of things, and police shouldn’t have to put up with “nitpicking” comment around how they did their job.

“I would point out too there was in fact a Rugby World Cup during that financial year, there were a tremendous amount of dignitaries coming and going from New Zealand and, frankly, I would expect that the police should be allowed to get on with their job,” she said.

“There’s also things such as the election, and the leader of the opposition at the time, Phil Goff, he needed to have the diplomatic protection squad with him – possibly to protect him from his own colleagues.”

She could have also pointed out that labour supporters and the left wing in general are far nastier so it is to be expected that the bills are higher than when their team is in power.

  • thor42

    The cost of DPS? Pfffffft……

    What about the cost of **Bludging for Families** – the policy that Labour introduced?

    I’m sure that that cost would cover DPS 50-100 times over.

  • http://voakl.net/ Ben Ross

    Quoting: “There’s also things such as the election, and the leader of the opposition at the time, Phil Goff, he needed to have the diplomatic protection squad with him – possibly to protect him from his own colleagues.”

    Yeah I would probably want protection from colleagues too if I was ever faced with THAT situation…

    Perfect sledge from Collins as always

  • cows4me

    I’m surprised goofy needed the DPS, who would want to harm old goofy. Seems to me he was a greater danger to himself but that would have been easy to fix, a gag.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    I don’t know why you Tories are getting so upset now. Here is what the DPS set up under Sheep’s regime. He confirmed this to me this morning:

    DPS Protection for:

    Sheep the PM, Norman the Deputy PM, Winston the Foreign Minister and Deputy Deputy PM, Hone Maori Affairs Minister and Deputy Deputy Deputy PM.

    Take that and choke on your cornflakes.

    • Patrick

      Someone tried to nick that brand new spade he was roaming around the beaches of Tauranga with.

  • disqus_2RPvcvVIzf

    Fucking love Collins I mean crusher she certainly calls a spade a spade. Take that you party wringing liebor soft cocks

  • Pete George

    Chris Hipkins must be the Labour duty whinger. 3 News had him grizzling about this last night:

    “It’s going to come from somewhere else in the budget and that’s frontline services that affect ordinary everyday New Zealanders,” says Labour MP Chris Hipkins.

    Police say there are good reasons for the blow out.

    But Mr Hipkins says Mr Key’s holiday trips have contributed to the total cost of $5.2
    million dollars to the taxpayer – $1.1 million over budget.

    “Part of that is that John Key has regular holidays to Hawaii where he takes his security guards.”
    http://www.3news.co.nz/Police-defend-PMs-security-spending/tabid/1607/articleID/281564/Default.aspx

    In some ways Hipkins has been one of the better Labour performers, but he too often lapses into petty political posturing like this. It’s hard to know which way he will go when he grows up.

    • Jester

      Hipkins = limp-dick ginga fuckwit.

      Nuff said!

    • Patrick

      Perhaps Hipkins & his colleagues could forgoe their next pay rise to help out. After all they contribute absolutely f&ck all.

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