Sunlight is the Best Disinfectant – Green Hypocrites Outed

I blogged last week about Green MPs and their blubbing over lobbying. I alluded to there being two MPs who enjoyed the company of a lobbyist and her client at parliament despite the calls from their leader to unleash the disinfecting powers of sunlight.

Yesterday Holly Walker blogged again about lobbyists without any mention of the fact at least two Green MPs enjoy the company of lobbyists from time to time:

International best practice is to have a publically available register of lobbyists so that the public knows everyone – not just those who have a special swipe-card – who is seeking to influence decision makers about what.

If our parliament is really as open and accessible as everyone says, there should be no need for particular individuals to have swipe card access. 

This list didn’t used to be public – former Speaker Lockwood Smith decided to disclose the list last year at the time that my lobbying disclosure bill passed its first reading in parliament.

It’s great for transparency’s sake that new Speaker David Carter has decided to continue with this disclosure, but it does again raise the question about why some people get privileged access to parliament and decision makers, and why we don’t have broader public disclosure of lobbying activity in New Zealand.

She speaks of transparency…if you are from  party that is promoting an anti-lobbyist bill and seeking a register you would think that your own MPs would fess up about their activities with lobbyists, and “in the interests of transparency” declare such meetings publicly.

They haven’t so it is up to me to explain for them that Kennedy Graham and Julie Anne Genter spent an evening and dinner at Bellamys with a lobbyist and her client shortly after the speech by Russel Norman calling for the disinfectant powers of sunlight.

Perhaps they would like to enlighten us all as to what they were talking about…you know in the interests of transparency.

Perhaps Russel and Metiria might like to clear it up for us…you know sunlight…disinfectant…you know, all that.


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  • williamabong

    Busted – lets see how much Teflon is need to stop this shit sticking.

    More of this sort of disclosure is needed to show the voters what hypocrites these self promoting wankers actually are

    • Dave

      Clint is too busy to reply ATM William, much too busy putting positive spin on the disintegrating relationship of the labour party they Co-Own!!

    • Kopua Cowboy

      I think JK has a monopoly on the Teflon at the moment!

      • Hazards001

        The only person that had a true monopoly on Teflon was the teflon lady herself, the bitch queen nothing sticks to me queen. As in “Painting?” or “I did not instruct the police to speed” and of course my fav “I have sexual relations with my husband” yeah….her!

  • LionKing

    Clearly the meeting was for the betterment of the planet so that’s all right in their eyes. Nothing short of fucking hypocrites. Do as I say but not as I do.

  • Ronnie Chow

    The Greens have been outed on this , Global Warming , and now monetary easing , in today’s paper .
    Norman spins a beauty but can’t quite admit he was wrong on anything .

  • Ronnie Chow

    Norman spin….

    He thought QE would be a sensible thing to do, ‘‘but the reality is the reality’’

    Norman said it was never Green policy.

    ‘‘Obviously it wasn’t as big a deal for us as it was John Key.’’

    What a farking LIAR !

  • AnonWgtn

    Greenpeace, their masters again.

  • peterwn

    mmm what lobbyist? Greenpeace perhaps, or printing press vendors association, light railway supplier, windmill vendor, snake oil vendors worried about drug restrictions – the mind boggles.

  • Whafe

    Oh the Watermelon’s, sad deluded bunch of ego maniacs…..
    Wouldn’t know shit from clay…….. Must be amazing going through the journey of life, viewed through rose tinted classes with copious amounts of hypocrisy and I cant be wrong, cause I am a Gween…..

    • richard.b

      “Wouldn’t know shit from clay…”
      Is that why mud brick houses are crap?

  • Patrick

    Don’t hold your breath waiting for Norman & co to admit they were woefully wrong.

    The party of protest will struggle to present itself as a viable alternative party of government

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    They were just warning the lobbyist not to approach them in the future over a cup of coffee. Why make this as an issue?

  • johnbronkhorst

    To the greens:-
    Word association test…are you ready:

    • Hazards001

      To John from The Greens-
      Word association test for you:


      • johnbronkhorst

        But they all have the same reply….The Green Party.