Lockwood 1 v Rest of Parliament 121

So far Lockwood Smith’s attempts at a shabby cover up of the travel perk has met with pragmatic resistance from all parties. Despite his stupid ruling everyone else has decided to give him the bums rush and voluntarily release their use of the travel perk. Labour and the Greens are first out of the blocks to appear more transparent than the rest. John Key has also said he will take the decision to release National MPs travel expenses to caucus.

Actually I had forgotten Chris Carter. Surely he wont deny himself a travel perk that he was only harrassed about because he is gay?

Oh and there is Peter Dunne who agreed with Lockwood Smith.

Updated score

Lockwood 3 v Rest of Parliament 119

This now presents a huge dilemma to Lockwood Smith, who has been trying to paint himself as the purest of Speakers and now has actually done himself a great dis-service. He has all major parties and presumably the smaller ones save Peter Dunne and Chris Carter actually ignoring his ruling. It could be argued that there is now a case of breach of privilege in defying a Speakers ruling.

I’d like to see Lockwood try and get that one through the Privileges Committee though.

The other MPs know the public are baying for blood over MPs expenses, it looks like that blood is going to be Lockwood Smith’s.

Now to have the Parliamentary Services, especially the complete spending including Leaders Office’s opened up to the OIA.

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