In the DomPost today there is a compelling article that explains why Labour MPs don’tÂ generallyÂ quit until they have a nice comfy state funded job to go to. Simply put they are inept, useless and unemployable outside of the state sector.
Georgina Beyer has her annual ‘woe is me‘ whinge:
Former Labour MP Georgina Beyer says she is broke and living off the unemployment benefit in a one-bedroom granny flat.
Ms Beyer, 54, now lives in Johnsonville with no money and no job, having sold her house and everything she owned in an attempt to stay financially afloat.
“I’m just the great unwashed now,” she said, adding that Work and Income seemed geared toward helping young people. It devoted little attention to older age groups, she suggested.
It is a stunning fall by a politician who made history when, in 1995, she became the world’s first openly transsexual mayor after winning the Carterton mayoralty.
She served as mayor till 1999, after which she represented the Labour Party in Parliament, first as MP for Wairarapa and then, from 2005, as a list MP.
She said she had sent “God knows how many job applications”, but has had no luck.
“I’m thinking I’ve got all of this skill and experience … I must be able to fit in somewhere.”
No you don’t darling, you are a waste of space and the market has spoken about your worth. Other Labour MPs will be reading this article hoping and praying that David Shearer’s rejuvenation plans don;t feature them.