Don’t be so precious, petal

NZ Herald 

The Herald and other media have picked up the faux outrage exhibited from Labour MPs over some good sledging in the house by Maggie Barry at Socialist Cindy. Cactus Kate sums up Labour’s preciousness perfectly.

Maggie Barry however is unrepentant and staying firm with some added sledges on the way through.

Ms Ardern, who is 32 today, said National, which opposes the legislation, was asking people if they “preferred coal or children”.

“Stop subsidising heavy polluters and we can back kids. Build one less road of national significance and we can help kids and their families,” she said. “This Government has proven that their priority is not children.”

Ms Barry, 52, responded by asking: “How many kids do you have?”

The North Shore MP later added: “Don’t be so precious, petal.”

The Opposition side of the House erupted with calls for an apology, which the first-term Government member refused to give.

Valid debating question…how many kids does Jacinda Ardern have? If she is going to stand up in parliament and talk about the pressures of parenting then she best know something other than the line prepared by Trevor Mallard for her.

Speaking after the debate, Ms Barry, who had her only child in her late 30s, said: “I am not apologising for it. I don’t think it’s a very sensitive issue. Jacinda dishes the dirt as much as any.

“When it comes to these things Jacinda Ardern is getting her knowledge from books as opposed to personal experience.

“When people take the moral high ground they probably are leaving themselves open a bit.”

And that really is the difference between Labour and National…book learning as opposed to practical experience.

As for Mallard’s comments, well that man is beneath contempt…I will outline his outrageous litany of comments in a later post.

Labour are prize hypocrites when it comes to this too…I will outline all that in a later post as well.


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