ILG’s tweets come back and smack him in the face

Iain Lees-Galloway. Minister for forgetting what tweets you sent while in Opposition!

Sometimes we all do things that seem like a good idea at the time, but turn out to be a bit of an own goal.

When I was a kid, I once pushed over a barrier that was protecting people from a big hole in the road then, when rumbled, promptly ran into the same big hole, cutting another big hole in my shin.

Another name for that is Karma.

Well it seems that Iain Lees-Galloway has just run into his own big hole, and Karma has caught up with him too; he may well have a sore shin right about now.

Mr Lees-Galloway was recently and rightly smashed by a certain Judith Collins MP. He repeatedly refused to answer questions during question time regarding the case of the Bad Czech and, afterwards, JC couldn’t resist cleverly re-tweeting one of Ian’s old tweets.

I wonder if ILG even remembers sending this tweet?

Note the date, Jan 2017.

Remember, it’s OK to jump up and down and make a fool of yourself when you are in Opposition and can see no hope of ever getting into government but don’t you just hate it when reality comes around the corner and hits you head on in the face?

Judith simply added that she agreed with Lees-Galloway’s sentiments – very clever.

Photoshopped image credit: Boondecker

She even found another previous missive from the Massey educated, pillar hiding behind, poor excuse for a politician that needed airing. Complaining about lack of transparency no less!

 

I’m so glad we can all agree on something.

Good to see Jordan Williams getting in on the act and effectively calling out the pathetic State Media cries of cyber bullying.

Mark Mitchell MP also had a wee crack at ILG, even calling for support for his apparent campaign for more transparency and openness.

ILG, the gift that keeps on giving.

Seems odd then, with all this calling for transparency, that ILG would make a statement like this during question time in response to questions about whether the Dodgy Czech might be in danger if he were to be deported. Quote.

“It is not in the public interest for me to divulge the information that I did or did not have in making that decision,” End quote.

Of course, his obfuscation led to many interjections from the Opposition benches and even warnings from the Speaker of the house, Trevor Mallard, who warned:Quote.

“Clearly, the public interest test is one which should be a high test when it is applied, because otherwise it can be used to avoid proper scrutiny of ministerial decision-making,” End quote.

Then added: quote.

“I do want to make it clear to Ministers that the fact that they are not required to generally disclose something under a statute is not a protection for answers in this House.” End quote.S

So keep up the good work Judith, Mark et al. These fools need to be hammered at every opportunity.

One day Mallard may even do something to back up his words of warning!


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