Shielded by Sanctimony, Ctd

David Farrar has a mild swipe at the Greens for their silly statements about Mojo having to fund her own transcribing equipment in parliament.

He then goes on to update his mild swipe.

UPDATE: The Herald reports further info:

However, the Speaker’s office said Dr Smith and Parliamentary Services did not have the authority to approve the extra funding.

“He would have to go to the Parliamentary Service Commission, he’d have to go to the Government and ask for additional funding to do what she wants because its not part of the appropriation,” a spokeswoman said.

Dr Smith would raise the issue at next month’s Parliamentary Service Commission meeting.

The Speaker is holding a press conference at 3.30 pm also on this issue.

Once again the Greens have obscured the truth by only releasing partial information, and hiding behind their holier than thou shield of sanctimony. They are the single best reason we should increase the threshold for parties getting into parliament under MMP to 8%.

Of course there wouldn’t be an issue if Winston Peters paid back his parties $158,000 still outstanding to Parliamentary Servies…Winston has offered to stump up some cash, perhaps he could stump up the rest by paying back the $158,000.

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