Remedial MP course for Trademe Trevor

Trevor Mallard is cock a hoop about scoring a trip to the UK. He even skited about it on Twitter and Facebook in the interests of full disclosure:

Well…in the interests of full disclosure he is attending the 61st Westminster Seminar on Parliamentary Practice & Procedure. The seminar is described as:

First held in 1952, the Westminster Seminar has long been a fixture in the CPA calendar. It is designed as an intensive period of study primarily for newly elected MPs and early-career clerks from across the Commonwealth.

One wonders if it might have been better for Trevor to have attended the 34th Westminister Seminar when he was commencing his career. By attending this one it simply looks like he is either troughing it up or his caucus and leader have decided that he needs remedial lessons in being an MP.

I wonder if there was a caucus vote and given his embarrassments of the past month having him out of the country for two weeks was a way of smoothing the path for his more permanent exit.


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  • pdm

    With Trevor away we might see and hear more of David `Casper’ Shearer.

  • peterwn

    Agreed he does need remedial lessons, but attendees also need to make a commitment to change, oitherwise the long suffering taxpayer gets no benefit. actually I am worried that he could be a bad influence on other participants.

  • Blokeintakapuna

    He certainly needs remedial lessons alright – but it seems he’s off on a tax payer funded junket just because he can. What makes it even more obvious that it is just a junket is that he’s prancing around about it all excited like – and he wouldn’t be so excited to tell the world about it if it really was “remedial” lessons for under-performing or new MP’s  – so it’s plainly a tax payer funded jolly.

    The Labour Party really are like herpes…. no sooner do you get rid of them, they return! 

  • Gazzaw

    Why would you send an old ‘has been’ like Mallard who is at the end of his career to this course. It clearly states ‘an intensive course for newly elected MPs’. This is nothing more than one of Trev’s farewell junkets handed out with cross-party blessing. Clerk’s Office Funds my arse, the dosh still belongs to the taxpayer. 

  • Hakim of phut

    Well Taka Bloke you will go with North Shore girls , so maybe theres the answer to your  recurring herpes problem

    • Blokeintakapuna

      nah – that was from your mumma – who got it from your sister!

      • Hakim of phut

        O RLY

  • Troy

    Given the stated purpose of the seminar, how does one go about filing a complaint, officially?

  • Flyer

    The other possibility is that he is leading some of the workshops.  That could be even worse!

    • Hakim of phut

      I wonder who from National is going ? Maggie Barry?

      • James Gray

        Who are you, Hakim?

      • She at least is new, not a 27 year veteran troughing it up large

      • Agent BallSack

        Hakim is Kosh’ daytime profile so we don’t abuse him for surfing during school hours.

      • Gazzaw

        You’ve got it wrong ABS. Kosh at least has half a brain.

      • Pukakidon

         Sakim of Shit.   You better hope the Duck dosnt close his arse cheeks to quickly, you might get your tongue stuck.

  • Agent BallSack

    Come on Cam, we all know Trev’s not the sharpest tool in the shed. He’s only just realised he’s a politician after 24 years, he thought he was Helens Bovver Boy for the last 20.

  • parorchestia

    Trev’s a slow learner.  Time for him to get on his bike?  He has been stupid in the House.

  • jay cee

    sounds like hes just rarking you guys here with that post. wonder how many mps are going on the speakers tour this time round?

  • Pukakidon

    Keep an eye out for tickets to england on trademe.   Some one is having a birthday somewhere