Peter Dunne is thinking about what comes after a career in politics



Tell you what Peter, if you really want to know if people are concerned about the GCSB or Snapper, talk to a taxi driver.  In fact, as a taxi driver you would be better informed about the ‘pulse of the nation’ than you are now.

Of course, the Norway PM stunt was good PR, but as such didn’t have much depth to it:

Some passengers were paid to take part in a buzz-generating video that showed Norway’s prime minister undercover as a taxi driver probing voters’ concerns, his party has admitted.

Just one month out from Norway’s legislative elections, a video was released on Sunday showing Prime Minister Jens Stoltenbeg wearing a taxi driver’s uniform and sunglasses, sitting at the wheel as he drives passengers around Oslo.

The video quickly generated a lot of buzz on social networks and in the media.

In power since 2005, Stoltenberg explains at the beginning that he wants to get close to voters to hear their concerns.

But tabloid Verdens Gang revealed on Monday that five of the 14 passengers filmed with hidden cameras fitted in the cab were actually chosen during a casting call.


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  • conwaycaptain

    Problem is how many Kiwi taxi drivers are there??
    Been through Welly and Akl airports?? Most are Indian, Chines, Korean, Vietnamese and many cant speak English.

    • Whanga_Cynic

      Can probably spell Chinese and can’t, though! :)

    • DLNZ

      Listening to Hone’s abuse to and from Wellington airport once a week was too much for the white motherfuckers so they all quit.

  • conwaycaptain

    Oh BTW many of the list MPs in Labour/NZ First/Greens would be hard pressed to find a job as a taxi driver

    • Mr_Blobby

      You mean most MP’s and work in general.

    • Travis Poulson

      Yes, the right direction isn’t something some of them are too familiar with.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Bros – I talked to many taxi drivers. They are all worried about GCSB bill and civil liberties. They think this bill infringe on their human rights and they are all supportive of Sheep and Hippie. One taxi driver even told me that the fat German is a beacon of democracy….go figure it out….

    • LabTested

      I think the GCSB has put spy cameras in all taxis

  • Rodger T

    What comes after a “career” in politics?
    OBLIVION Peter, and for most us it can`t come soon enough where you are concerned.

  • GazzW

    Peter’s future after politics is pre-ordained. First, take along your wheelbarrow to pick up your taxpayer funded superannuation, next memorise the phone number of that nice lady in Parliamentary Travel who will look after yours and Mrs Dunne’s taxpayer funded business class travel for the remainder of your lives and finally put the word around that you’re available for a couple of cushy directorships (finance companies not recommended). Oops, nearly forgot – get down to Kirks to order your suit for the knighthood ceremony.

    • Rex Widerstrom

      Let’s not forget the Ambassadorship. A man with infinitely flexible principles is ideally suited to the role.

      His long time perversion of democracy while blandly denying it as such would make him the perfect appointee to Zimbabwe.

  • sandynobb

    Dunne could get Vance, the Barbara Cartland of journalism (read the trash she wrote for the News of the World), to ghost write his memoir. Here’s a working title: ‘I Dunne it My Way’.

    • Marty

      Well his end was certainly near that journo’s honey pot

  • Peej

    How many years before Peter actually hits the world of after politics?

    • GazzW

      Fifty give or take?

  • David

    The free-loading, MMP prostitute, gravy train passenger extraordinaire and email leaker Dunne will not have to work when he finally leaves parliament thanks to the generous parliamentary superannuation scheme payed for by long-suffering taxpayers.