Sledge of the Day

Big Gerry must be laying off the pies because this is the most brilliant sledging I have seen from any government minister in a long long time.

For those who missed it the sledge is at 3:25 in the original video.

Phil Twyford: Why does he rule out funding options for Auckland’s transport agenda, including a regional fuel tax, congestion charging, and funding by central government, when he is doing everything he can to add funding options for his roads of national significance, like borrowing, public-private partnerships, raising the petrol tax, and raising road-user charges?

Hon GERRY BROWNLEE: To make that assertion without all of the information yet compiled on what would be the most effective way to ease Auckland’s projected congestion in the future is rather silly. What I will say to the member is that I would consider hiring Lyle Lanley and associates to do a scoping study for us on the city rail link. I know that they have done very good work on similar projects in Brockway, Ogdenville, and North Haverbrook, and if they think this stacks up we will give it some further consideration.

To be honest I never thought Big Gerry had it in him. This is who he is talking about.


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  • Petal

    Oh my…. and he did it with such a straight face.

    Sledge of the Week, surely? :)

    • And it went straight over their heads. There wasn’t an beep out of Labour to give any indication that they even saw the sledge.

      Masterfully done.

      • Pita

        The lack of any derisory braying from the government benches suggests that it went over their heads as well!

      • 4077th

        Agreed..sometimes a subtle sledge is worth far more especially if you have to dig for it. Sadly though it is perhaps one of the most brilliant I have seen but also one wit the least impact on the receiver. Due credit to the big man never the less!

      • GMMNZ

        To be fair it seemed to go over everyones heads, National included.

  • Hagues

    Haha thats classic!

  • Pissedoffyouth

    if only they had the ability to show video… that would have been priceless!

  • Shoreboy57

    Sydney happy to sell their’s to old Len and his hordes of railroaders

  • Hang him

    Visa sum it up pretty well “Priceless”

  • Sledge of the Day? Sledge of the bloody Year, more like it. So who’s the clever person who found it for him then?

  • Orange

    Wow, that’s rather terrific

  • Middleagedwhiteguy


  • Patrick

    Twyford looks like Mallard’s & Clarke’s love child

  • In Vino Veritas

    Brilliant. And it needs to be reported in papers and on TV.

    • Gazzaw

      And pigs might fly IVV.

  • blazer

    only trouble was his fellow Nats didn’t get it either.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    I think only Sheep has the intelligence to understand the sledge folks. I have a feeling even big Gerry didn’t know what he was saying to be honest. He could be thinking where I can get the phone number of Lyle Lanley…….