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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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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