Random Impertinent Questions

While Trevor Mallard is flat on his back in hospital consuming tax payers resources in hospital he may have time to answer this – Why on the 4th March did he ask 445 Parliamentary Questions about the NZ Artificial Limb Board?

If we assume that it costs $500 to answer each one, why was it necessary to spend $220,000 of taxpayers money asking the questions and was it worth it?  Maybe if they chop his broken leg off he might like to see what a great job these guys actually do.

What was Shane Jones doing at David Henderson’s (AKL) party at the Princes Wharf penthouse?

Will Judith Tizard finally make it back as an MP?

What are the electoral laws surrounding list MP replacement anyway?

How would this affect iPredict stocks on Judith Tizard?

Why would the Labour research unit be spending an awful amount of time talking to people in Samoa?

Are they mad? I mean seriously, do they know who they are playing with?


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  • thor42

    Jeez…. Four hundred and fricken forty five questions! How the F**K can anyone ask so many questions?
    I think The Duck must have got a bit of a knock on the head to be doing this kind of f**king ridiculous trolling at question time.

  • whafe

    Would we expect anything less from a clown pants like T Mallard? The man is a has-been waste of space, one who hangs onto the coat tails of the Labour Party…

    I am a fairly basic hard working individual, it leaves me flabergasted that this sort of thing happens with grown so called mature adults…. These Pinko lefties are a fucking joke… Wish they would just fuck off..

    • thor42

      Agreed. Parliamentary questions are largely a waste of time. Very few of them seem to be the useful type that expose wasteful spending, conflicts of interest and so on. Most of them just show that the MP asking them is *pretending* to work.

  • peterwn

    “What are the elec­toral laws sur­round­ing list MP replace­ment anyway?”

    I swotted this up several years ago when it was suggested that Winston Peters would resign Tauranga but re-enter via the list a bit later. As far as I know:
    1. A party’s list is ‘set in stone’ when submitted to the electoral authorities.
    2. All those who win an electorate seat are struck off the list, and appoointments made from those who remain.
    3. If a list vacancy occurs, the nest person on the list is offered the place in Parliament which that person is able to decline, and the person after that would be offered a place.
    4. If the list becomes exhausted, the seats in question remain vacant until the next election.

    Therefore if an electorate MP resigns, he cannot sneak back as a list MP.

    I do not consider that contracts or agreements which preclude a person on the list accepting the role as a MP is enforceable. This is based on a court ruling that a person seeking nomination for party X, but is unsuccessful, cannot be restrained from standing as an independent for another party, even if the person had agreed to such restraint by virtue of party mmbership or other agreement. (I wonder if this is what you are wondering about, Cam).

  • kram

    all those questions and i still aint got my new artificial leg!