Friday, February 20, 2015

PROSSER = TOSSER

Every so often a List MP comes galloping out of the sunset to remind voters why it seems a disproportionate number of that cohort appear to be dumber than a sackful of hammers.

So, just when you thought that Winston First had managed to cleanse the stable by dumping Anaati Lola Taylor down to an unwinnable position on their List, along comes Richard Prosser with the quite bizarre suggestion that NZ Customs should dump SmartGate for New Zealand, Australian, UK and USA passport holders entering NZL as a further level of protection against the Queensland Fruit fly.

No matter to Prosser that Smartgate has nothing to do with bio-security.   You pass through Smartgate before you collect your luggage and before you pass through MAF bio-security,

As I said ... dumber than a sackful of hammers.  Welcome to the Club Dick.  Methinks the pensioner from St Marys Bay won't be too impressed.  Remind me just where you sit on the Winston First List. Watch that space. 


5 comments:

Noel said...

Here's an idea.
Dump MPI with it's business facilitation focus and revert back to MAF focused on protecting the border.

The Veteran said...

Noel ... clearly in your lexicon 'business' is a bad word. There were bio-security issues before MAF became MPI just as there our now ... difference is that we are probably better prepared to deal with them.

But just how the dumping of SmartGate assists bio-security quite escapes me.

Noel said...

Pretty dysfunctional unit with all sorts of turf wars if rumours are correct.

That aside the fact the UK and US travellers can only use SmartGate on their departure should have told her she was on the wrong track.

The Veteran said...

Sorry Noel ... you've lost me.

Pretty dysfunctional unit ... what unit and what turf laws?

"should have told her" .... what 'her'?

Noel said...

Him. Prosser.