Getting rid of dud MPs – Ask Winston

Winston Peters speaks at a Maori Affairs select committee

The National Party is dead set useless at getting rid of dud MPs. They took weeks to run Aaron “Do you know who I am?” Gilmore out of parliament.

Instead of quickly and quietly knifing him they left him flopping around for a couple of weeks before he finally reached the inevitable conclusion.

Claudette Hauiti would have probably faced a police investigation if it hadn’t been politically expedient to let her get away with a little bit of personal spending of taxpayers money.  

Even then she took a while to work out she wasn’t wanted and National had to leak details to the MSM to make sure she knew she had to go.

Now they have a problem with Mike Sabin, a problem that it seems impossible for him to survive politically.

Instead of moving him on quickly and quietly the Sabin scandal is going to run right the way through the summer and into the next term.

This is what happens when you have an ethically challenged party hierarchy, who are supposed to deal with all the knifings instead of making the parliamentary wing get their hands dirty.

If National were smart they would get New Zealand’s longest serving MP and expert knife man Winston Peters to help them.

Winston is particularly good at efficiently dispatching wrong-doers in his caucus, removing Brendan Horan for being a total ratbag, although he flopped around for a while suggesting that Winston might have been getting on a bit. He redeemed himself with the very quick and clean dispatches of the leaky mayor Andrew Williams, and Asenati Lole-Taylor near the end of the term.

National should put a call in to Winston and find out how to get rid of Sabin quickly and cleanly.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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