Now you might not think that is a sledge, but look at Andrew Little’s reply…full on angry mode: Read more »
Sledge of the Day
Peter FitzSimons is normally a top bloke who calls a spade a bloody shovel. He is also one who like a good sledge himself.
But he has gotten all pissy over an email he received from Aussie Senator David Leyonhjelm whose office responded to enquiries with a brilliant sledge.
The nastiest, most sexist politician in Australia right now?
It is a tough one, but I am going to go with Senator David Leyonhjelm.
An elderly female reader, Elizabeth Donelan, took exception to the following comments from the Senator, defending Donald Trump’s admission of sexual assault, where he said of the Republican presidential candidate: “He is a man of his times, perhaps. So perhaps you could cut him a little bit of slack.” Read more »
Not from parliament, but from Facebook where Manawatu Standard columnist Liam Hehir schools Iain Lees-Galloway
John Key sledges out Grant Robertson.
It’s a bit rich of Robbo to moan about juvenile politicking as he’s one of the worst. Read more »
This is from a couple of days ago and is a shared award between John Key and Winston Peters.
Winston Peters takes out Sledge of the Day for this gem:
Winston Peters didn’t miss a beat when a TV presenter admitted he was charming, but that she wouldn’t vote for him.
The NZ First leader spoke to Paul Henry on TV3 about the flag referendum and afterwards Henry quizzed the show’s social media presenter Charlotte Ryan about her thoughts on Peters.
“I’m quite a fan actually: he’s charming, Winston you’re charismatic,” Ryan said.
“That’s your problem: you’re charming, you’re charismatic, but Charlotte still wouldn’t vote for you,” Henry told Peters. Read more »
David Cameron is under pressure supporting the campaign to remain in the EU.
His party is divided on the issue though and Boris Johnson has come out in support of Brexit.
Cameron has reacted badly, but put in a veiled attack on Boris Johnson.
David Cameron had come to the Commons to make a statement on the EU referendum. At least, that was his official purpose. His real purpose, quite nakedly, was to treat Boris Johnson to the thrashing of his life.
It was extraordinary. In political journalism we often refer to “thinly veiled attacks”. Here, there wasn’t even a veil. Not even the flimsiest wisp of gauze.
Since the Mayor announced his decision to campaign for Brexit, some commentators have inferred that he doesn’t really want Britain to leave the EU; rather, he thinks a Leave vote would prompt the EU to offer Britain more favourable terms of membership, enabling us to stay after all.
It would appear that the Prime Minister shares this interpretation. Read more »
Anne Tolley delivers our sledge of the day.
She calls Carmel Sepuloni stupid and is asked to withdraw after Sepuloni takes offence. When someone asks why she doesn’t apologise she states, “Because it is true.”
Typical of Labour MPs, they’ve taken offence at something blindingly obvious and then drawn attention to the fact by protesting about it.
Now everyone knows that Carmel Sepuloni is stupid; all doubt has been removed.
Anne Tolley sledged her out and got away with it. Read more »
John Key smashes Andrew Little every single time he goes into the house.
The ham-fisted and raspy manner in which Andrew Little runs school yard taunts just makes it easy.
The sledge is at 7:10
Regular readers may want to sit down, I’m about to praise Bill English.
Yes, that’s right, I don’t often praise Bill English, but this morning I feel forced to because of three short sentences from yesterday’s acrimonious flag debate.
“We’ve found the Greens to deal with, disruptful and ungrateful. It doesn’t matter what you do with them, successful or not, the effort is ultimately greeted with personal invective, grabbing all the credit and attacks on the National Party,” English said. Read more »