Do we need a House of Lords?


The Telegraph provides us with some evidence that a House of Lords would be quite useful…at the very least for the entertainment prospects having one delivers.

Some people, such as the Prime Minister, think that Lord Sewel should quit the House of Lords after apparently being caught in a sex and drugs sting. What they do not realise is that John Buttifant Sewel was simply upholding the finest traditions of the Upper House.

Indeed his exploits look positively tame compared to some. If you really want to see a rogue in ermine, check out this list – gathered from our extensive obituaries archive – of seven deadly miscreant peers.

Snorting cocaine off of a hooker’s tits is hardly resigning material…hells teeth there is a prominent Auckland business man and knight of the realm whose son in law does that. He should be the first candidate a NZ House of Lords.

One of the Telegraph’s naughty peers is Lord Kagan:

Kagan’s domestic arrangements were also far from straightforward; he claimed to have had 40 mistresses by the age of 60. “My wife is not interested in fidelity,” he explained. “But no-one has ever taken her place in my life. Marriage is for keeps.”

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Andrew Little & the Miliband Phenomenon

We're winning I tell you, we're winning

Who’s Wallace?

Labour in the UK thought they were on to a winner with Ed Miliband.

They managed to convince themselves that the pommy public would vote for a dopey looking leader who never made any ground in the preferred PM stakes.

The lead up to the election was all about how the public would ignore the poor preferred prime minister polls and vote Labour.

Then on election day the population failed to get this memo and gave Ed the arse.   Read more »

Live in England but only speak English? You can no longer become a cop.

All new constables in the Metropolitan police must be able to speak a second language apart from English from today.

The astonishing requirement emerged in an advert for fresh recruits posted online by the country’s biggest force.

From today, anyone wanting to join the Met must be able to speak English and one of the following 14 languages:


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Can’t wait for Twyford to decry this good news

Mortgage interest rates are now the lowest they have been for 60 years.

No doubt Phil Twyford will tell us this is awful and Labour will be moving to raise those interest rates.

Mortgage rates have hit a 60-year low as banks vie to undercut each other.

BNZ today shaved 30 basis points off its two-year fixed rate, down to 4.69 per cent.

Statistics New Zealand data shows commercial banks’ mortgage rates have not been so low since 1955.

BNZ’s move follows the Reserve Bank’s cut to the official cash rate by 25 basis points to 3 per cent last Thursday.

BNZ’s new rate undercuts SBS Bank’s 4.85 per cent 18 month rate. said the rate was available to BNZ customers who had at least 20 per cent equity in their property and who had a BNZ account receiving salary or wages.

Massey University banking expert David Tripe said BNZ’s new rate was “probably somewhere near where rates ought to be”.    Read more »

Are Whaleoilers hard right wingers or is that a myth?

I took the the world’s smallest political quiz. this week and to my surprise it told me that I am a Centrist who leans towards Libertarianism and the Conservative right. This is not at all the box that the Left Wing blogs would expect me to be in and I wonder if they are wrong about Whaleoil’s readership as well.

It seems to be a commonly held belief amongst the Chardonay sipping Socialists that our readers are all hard right wingers who care only about money and not at all about people.

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As the above test was short I thought I should take a longer more in-depth test to compare. Interestingly I obtained a similar result from the much longer test but this time it said that while Centrist I am definitely in the Right, Libertarian Camp.  Read more »

Mental Health Break

Why do the left think Winston will do a deal with them?

The 3News-Reid Research poll has the left-wing clutching at passing hope.

The left are thinking they can count Winston and NZ First’s votes as their own. They seem to be projecting their own fantasies onto a man who has been in parliament off and on for over 35 years, and knows more about politics than the looneys on the left will ever know.

So why do they assume Winston will go with them?

Have they asked him?

Have they sat down and thought about what Winston thinks of the Greens, and whether he trusts them or would work with them?

And can they actually count? There are a whole lot of numbers they should count.   Read more »

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The House Today #nzqt

Question time/Questions for oral answer starts at 2 pm today.

Questions to Ministers

  1. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that “I don’t want to ban foreigners from buying residential property”?
  2. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  3. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the state of the New Zealand economy and what do these reports show?
  4. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: When was he or his office first briefed on the contents of the draft New Zealand Health Strategy?
  5. JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that “New Zealand is never going to sign up to the TPP unless we believe it is in New Zealand’s best interests”? Read more »

The Delusions of the Left on their Internal Poll

We're winning I tell you, we're winning

We’re winning I tell you, we’re winning

Yesterday we published a couple of posts highlighting the stupidity of anyone believing the UMR polls, mainly because they are so far out of sync with the TV One & TV3 Polls. Remember that the two TV polls had Labour 15% behind National, yet Labour are now claiming their internal polls are at 41-35, a gap of 6.

The halfwits on the left immediately seized on this as a panic attack on Whaleoil, rather than a deliberate take down of a poll that has no credibility. Chris Trotter wrote at the Daily Bog:

“Something Very, Very Different”: Why rumours of Labour’s internal poll numbers are giving the Nats the heebie-jeebies

Who knows which National Party Chris is thinking about but the only thing Labour’s rigged poll has given National is a lot of laughs.   Read more »