Saturday, October 21, 2017

LABOUR LEAKING LIKE A SIEVE ... ALREADY

Word is that the Hon Ruth Dyson, 'pissed' off at her failure to be appointed to Cabinet, fronted her Comrade leader and demanded and got the Deputy Speaker nomination.

Hmmmmm ... a person with a conviction for fighting in a public place and self confessed ticket scalper as Speaker and a convicted drunk as Deputy Speaker.

So much raw talent in the Labour/NZF/Greens Government.

21 comments:

Gerald said...

Not uncommon for pollies to be miffed when no cabinet post.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11788707

The Veteran said...

Gerald ... so you're happy for a convicted drunk to be Deputy Speaker. At least she won't have to drive to her flat in the parliamentary precinct so I guess that's a plus.

Psycho Milt said...

Rumours you heard, and $4, will get you a cup of coffee.

The Veteran said...

PM ... from within 'the camp'.

Anonymous said...

What's the odds this source of yours is offering?

Judge Holden said...

“A convicted drunk” like Michael Woodhouse you mean? You were OK with him holding a ministerial warrant and being in charge of road safety so... Bitter much loser?

Gerald said...

Correct me if wrong but like the Speaker the Deputy is nominated by the pollies and usually endorsed by the Opposition.
Nothing I can do to influence that result.
Maybe you can tell Collins to put up an objection.

Judge Holden said...

So he was a grown man capable of judgement and taking responsibility for his actions. OK, so basically it’s fine to endanger the lives of others before becoming a Minister, or if you’re a little Nat, but everyone else has to eat it forever. Good then. Bitter much?

The Veteran said...

Holden ... he was 21 YO and I put it in the same category as Ron Mark's conviction for sex with a minor when he was a young man. Your Girl different ... she held a ministerial warrant and was driving a ministerial car. Surely even you can spot the diff.

Gerald ... you're right. The nominations are essentially a slam dunk and convention is that they not challenged.

pdm said...

Well if you are right Vet Dyson will fit in nicely with Speaker Mallard who actually assaulted a fellow parliamentarian within the precincts of Parliament Buildings.

Anonymous said...

Remember Annette King's Government car in which her daughter was pinched for drugs found in it.

Anonymous said...

Not a very good year for the wine this year. The grapes are already sour.
Fred2

Psycho Milt said...

... she held a ministerial warrant and was driving a ministerial car. Surely even you can spot the diff.

Since John Key gave politicians the excellent "wasn't acting in my role as X at the time" excuse, it's clear Dyson did nothing wrong.

The Veteran said...

PM .... So you support Ministers of the Crown caught driving while drunk. Her excuse ... I was working late. Didn't wash with the Court ... perhaps the fact she was twice over the legal limit had something to do with it.

Noel said...

You keep going on about her drink driving conviction and that put her outside your qualifications for a Deputy Speaker.
As Gerald has pointed out it's no use asking us because we have no influence in the matter.

David said...

Was she charged? Yes.

Was she convicted? Yes.

Did she pay the penalty? Yes.

Move along, the crime and the time have been done, or do you think a single mistake should disqualify anyone from ever having a job again? Fits right in with the Biblical World View of The Religious Reich.

Psycho Milt said...

PM .... So you support Ministers of the Crown caught driving while drunk.

I don't support anyone driving drunk. But then, I didn't support Ministers of the Crown using their position to promote their husband's business either, not that that bothered the outgoing government any. No doubt the incoming government will be no more perturbed by your views on its cabinet ministers.

Anonymous said...

Colonel Richard Gray NZ Army was convicted of driving under the influence in 1998. He continued with his career. Under your regime he would have been drummed out of the service.

Obviously driving under the influence is a lesser offence than "drunk" driving....spot the diff.

Lord Egbut

The Veteran said...

Gueez Egbut ... give me a break. Not talking about the military (where there is now zero tolerance for alcohol abuse) and certainly not saying Dyson should be drummed out of Parliament? That's the call of the electors in Port Hills ... not me. Just arguing she is not a fit and proper person to hold that particular office. Mallards conviction resulted from a private prosecution. I don't put the same store in that.

FYI ... DUI and Drunk Driving mean the same thing ... no difference. The offence is as per s12 of the Land Transport Act 1998.



Anonymous said...

I was referring to the emotive term "drunk". A national party donor is caught driving under the influence whereas a Labour party donor is a drunken driver....sigh.

Judge Holden said...

Vet’s been exposed for his hypocrisy. He just needs to take his lumps and move on. Have pity on him though; he’s seething with rage at the democratic process denying his team absolute power just because 56% of voters rejected them.