Amidst all the brouhaha regarding the rorts perpetrated by Members of Parliament the media has been conspicuously silent on perhaps the biggest rort of all by an MP who might well be modelled on 'Frankly Unctuous', the character created by author Alan Dury.
Question - Who has stated that his Political Party will not stand candidates in the next election? - Answer: Jim Anderton.
Question - Whose Chief of Staff has thrown his hat into the ring for appointment as the next General Secretary of the Labour Party? - Answer: Jim Anderton.
Question - Whose Chief of Staff helped mastermind Labour's Mt Albert bi-election campaign? - Answer: Jim Anderton.
Question - Who has urged his Party members to join Labour and seek to stand as candidates for them in the next election? - Answer: Jim Anderton.
So why then does Mr Jim Anderton continue to accept a salary of $144,500 as leader of a parliamentary party? - Answer: Because if he did the 'right thing' his remuneration would drop $13,500 to that of an ordinary member.
Put these words in their correct order - in, with, socialist, trough, snout, his, the, feet, and, public.