As pressure mounts on the nefarious manipulation of Kim Dotcom pressure will mount for the leftwing to be consistent.
A few elections back the left were mortified that a few Exclusive Brethren were trying to have some say in our elections…. where’s that outrage now?
Helen Clark and Trevor Mallard in particular made much of strange secretive “chinless scarf wearers” involving themselves in the political process.Â Read more »
Eric Roy has announced his retirement and parliament loses a proper hunting and fishing red blooded bloke.
I remember Eric Roy telling an audience how he’d been cured of his cancer by Helen Clark. He’d seen her at the airport and she came up and gave him a hug and a peck on the cheek. At his next oncologist appointment the cancer had gone. He credit Helen Clark for sucking the cancer out of him…by her mere touch.
Two decades after he was first elected to parliament, MP Eric Roy has announced he will not stand for re-election at the end of this year.
First elected in 1993, Roy said he had been humbled and privileged to serve Southland.
He served as an elected member for one term in 1993, before the seat ofÂ AwaruaÂ was dissolved leading into the 1996 election.
He remained a listed member for National party, where he said he spent two terms serving many electorates in the lower South Island. Â Â Read more »
Found on the front steps of ParliamentâŠ
Phone interception #2 â Highly Confidential Transcript.
(Not to be shared with ACC, MFAT Staffers that know Goof, or Boag)
MALLARD: Thanks Russel for taking a few minutes out to explain the finer details on what will be our co-joint fiscal policy. So how does theâ printing ourselves out of debtâ tactic actually work again? I know you shouldnât have to explain it to me againâŠ but do remember I joined Politics in â72 and way back in those days, microwave ovens hadnât even been inventedâŠ and today, people have now since long forgotten about those contraptions, so itâs no wonder at my age, I struggle to remember the finer details on matters of today! I remembered to put my bike shorts on AFTER my undies though today, so thatâs always a promising signâŠ. Although the chaffingâŠ
NORMAN: Well â those slaves to American Big Business got it all wrong, only printing $80Bn a monthâŠ when they should have done it in one big go. Because if itâs worth doingâŠ itâs worth doing right, right?
âŠAnd because thereâs somewhat of a public âhesitationâ with printing MoneyâŠ weâre going to avoid all those dramaâs â and mint, instead of print!
Yes, weâre going to mint a $500 Billion Trillion coin. That will pay for all our debts, plus leave us with plenty of dosh in the coffers so we can spend like drunken sailors and really get some Green Tech jobs happening!
MALLARD: Well â that does sound like an idea the Labour Party wonât be able to refuse any way we try â especially as we need you and the Greens to form any kind of coalition government â but what about all the critics that claim minting more money will only cause inflation? Â Read more »
De-selection is a brilliant idea…perhaps we could look it here for useless MPs. Labour could use it to e=rinse Trevor Mallard and National to get rid of Lindsay Tisch, Colin King, plus a few others.
In the UK they are giving a green Tory the arse card.
Tim Yeo, the Conservative MP and chairman of the influential Commons Energy Committee, has been dropped as a candidate at the next election
His local constituency voted at a meeting on Friday night not to re-select Mr Yeo as its candidate in the 2015 general election.
Mr Yeo, 68, who has represented South Suffolk as its MP for 30 years, is said to be âconsidering his optionsâ. He has the right to appeal the decision or put himself forward as a candidate when the selection process for a new MP gets underway.Â Read more »
There has been a sharp up-tick in trading on Trevor Mallard’s future on iPredict.
Maybe word is starting to leak out that he has been given the arse card.Â Read more »
Clare Curran has been busted in a lie and a defamation.
Back on the 4th and 5th of September she used parliamentary privilege to attack and defame a candidate for CEO of Maori Television. Many left-wing blogs and the media jumped on board.
There was a slight problem though…she was wrong…dead wrong.
The Speaker has released his findings that the the parliamentary record should now incorporate a statement from Paora Maxwell.
This is polite parliamentary speak which basically means Clare Curran lied and defamed a member of the public and used parliamentary privilege to do so, and how the record must be corrected by adding a personal statement from Paora Maxwell.Â Read more »
Under Helen Clark there was almost no renewal…after 9 years of her government pretty much the same faces existed…then there were the 3 years of Phil Goff again with no renewal.
While National cut dead wood and encourages retirements Labour is looking like going into the next election with the same old tired faces.
Labour leader David Cunliffe has been crowing about the growing number of National MPs who have decided to stand down in 2014, likening it to rats deserting a sinking ship. Instead of seeking to make political capital out of his opponent’s obvious drive to bring in new talent at the next election, he would do better to follow suit and start sending the underperformers and time-servers in his own caucus the message that it is time to move on.
Rejuvenation is critical to all political parties. It allows them to bring in new blood to remain fresh in the eyes of voters. However, all too often it is not the parties themselves that do the job, but the electorate, via crushing defeats which see large numbers of sitting MPs turfed out of Parliament.
That is what is so significant about the rejuvenation underway in National. So far, seven of its 59 MPs – nearly an eighth of its caucus – have indicated they will not seek re-election, and there was talk last week that up to six more are considering whether to stand again. Â Read more »
Another bit of satire from the Reader from Runanga:
Labour has introduced a bold commitment to recycling, says David Cunliffe.Â Â Addressing a meeting of the Socialist Champagne Breakfast Club, the Labour leader announced plans to begin recycling policy.
“Labour has lost many of its core supporters to the Greens.Â Â We want to bring those voters back by showing them that recycling is important to Labour too.
“We believe this policy will re-energise the missing million voters as much as plans for gender-balanced lists.”
The plan has already begun, with the existing KiwiBank insurance company KiwiInsure being recycled into KiwiAssure, 1970s power market intervention recycled into NZ Power, and recycling CTU press releases into employment policy.
Mr Cunliffe went on to explain, “Labour recognises the importance of recycling to preserve our scarce resources – in this case, the scarcity of ideas within the Labour party.” Â Read more »
In this video at 5:17 Trevor Mallard goes rogue.
Trevor Mallard defies an agreement by the business committee (all parties including Shadow House Leader Grant Robertson) that there should be party votes rather than personal votes. Â Read more »