Wednesday, August 19, 2009
OK guys and gals ... homework for today is to nominate the MP you consider to represent the most wasted space in Parliament. Lets limit it to List MPs this time round as they are a special breed indeed.
My nomination is Dr Ashraf Choudhary, Labour List MP.
Choudhary has distinguished himself over the years. Many will remember his campaign to do away with the Cross in Palmerston North's Civic Square on the basis that it was offensive to Muslims. Then of course he showed the courage of his convictions; torn between not wanting to alienate Helen and the tenants of his religion he choose 'courageously' to abstain from voting on the Prostitution Reform Bill. Finally, many will recall his endorsement of the Koran punishment of stoning to death homosexuals and people who have extra-marital affairs .... bet that got Chris Carter going (I digress).
There are others but he, IMHO, wins hands down.