The Hypocrisy of Labour, Ctd

Labour and other assorted lefties are having a swipe at Judith Collins for appointing Wayne Mapp to the Law Commission. They suggest that she has done this for a mate. They clearly have no idea about who Judith Collins considers to be a mate, but Wayne Mapp wouldn’t even remotely qualify. This is simply a case of taking one for the team and having to put up the name because others have said you have to. She will be very annoyed that she now has to grimace and take it even harder.

However the rank hypocrisy of Labour is unsurprising in an attempt to try and get a hit on Judith Collins:

Labour leader David Shearer said the appointment needed scrutiny.

“The perception is that there have been a number of appointments made that have been close to National.

“These types of appointments might just fuel that perception – that National is looking after their own.”

Remember Mike Williams $240,000 worth of board positions anyone? Or indeed any number of patsy appointment of unqualified but loyal Labour supporters to positions.

Wayne Mapp at least is qualified for this position.

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  • In Vino Veritas

    Try Di Yates, Brian Gould, Gregory Fortuin, helen Kelly, David Shand, Ross Wilson, Alick Shaw, Garry Moore, Sue Piper, Brian easton, Chris Eichbaum amongst the many. 

    This risible lot made it to all sorts of Labour Party appointed positions in for eg: TVNZ, NZTA, GNS Science, Genesis, OnTrack, ARTA, Te Papa, Local Government Commission, Quotable Value, NZ Conservation Authority, Tertiary Education Commission, Meridian, Business Council for Sustainable Development, Law Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal and a host of others.

    Di Yates qualificaiton to be appointmented to Food Standards was the “she came from the food bowl of NZ”. G’won everyone, have a belly laugh at that one!

    Shearer needs to look at the history books, and Labour need to get their heads out of their arses.

  • In Vino Veritas

    Oh, and what about David Lange? Ros Noonan? David Caygill and Jenny Kirk? Jill White? Ann Hercus?

  • In Vino Veritas

    Ken Douglas, Warren Limburg (x Labour list) who received a lazy $45K x the human Rights Commission. And then theres Christine Caughey.

    • @BoJangles

      Keep going…..

      • politically unstable

         Mike Moore?

  • In Vino Veritas

    Angela Foulkes?

  • ConwayCaptain

    Dave Morgan ex Prse of NZ Seamen’s Union now Deputy Chair on the Board of Maritime NZ and Pacific Forum line.

  • More than a little bias here ….. pot calling the kettle boys?

    • In Vino Veritas

      No Neil. Just pointing out that cronyism is not the sole property of National as Labour seems to think.

    • Peter Wilson

      Clown, did you not read the post. National was accused of cronyism.

  • Adolf Fiinkensein

    This is another non-story manufactured  from thin air by Labour and fed to a lazy and compliant Herald for use as one of its daily hit piece on National.

    When you take the time to read the whole thing you find:

    1   All the candidates WERE considered.
    2   Wayne Mapp was deemed No 1 from a short list of seven,
    3   The six names were submitted to Minister Collins by the SSC BEFORE Wayne Mapp becale available.
    4   The Commissioner himself has said he was ‘delighted with the appointment’

    If that’s the best Labour and the Herald can do, thank God they weren’t in charge of the troops at Normandy.