Saturday, December 9, 2017

That Coalition Agreement

Yes, thaaaaaat one.  The agreement between losers.

Much has been made of the secrecy surrounding this document, with the parties actually defying the Ombudsman after he had pointed out their breaches of the Official Information Act.

The consensus among the chatterers who call themselves journalists is that the reason for secrecy is that the agreement states Winston Peters will become PM in the event Adern steps down, for whatever reason. 

This is supposed to be a big deal?   Embarrassing for all the parties?  Pull the other leg, journos.  You are insulting the Hon Winston Peters who is a far better negotiator then that.

Here's the real reason for the secrecy.  The document will be seen to specify not only that Peters will succeed Adern as PM but it will set out the date by which such an event will take place.

I'll wager a dozen bottles of good Coonawarra Cabernet on it.




18 comments:

David said...

Define good Coonawarra Cabernet and we could have a bet.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Anything not grown elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

seven percent voter support, one hundred percent of the power. How can anyone still seriously defend the lunacy of MMP?

Ron

Judge Holden said...
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Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Fuck off, Holden.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

David

I may have been a bit rash at a dozen bottles. However I will take you on for two bottles of St Hugo 2010 CS at $55 each.

Judge Holden said...
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B Whitehead said...

I wont take that bet, simply because I think you are probably right. The question then is, when?

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David said...

OK, I’ll take the bet. You win, I’ll buy you 3 bottles of St Hugo. I win, you can buy me 2 bottles of Nine Popes. You see, I am religious.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Ledgut doesn't count because he was long ago banned. However if he were not banned it would be $2.50 clean skins.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

David you can't change the ground rules. That stuff comes from the Barossa, not Coonawarra and it's about twenty five bucks over the agreed price. (Agreed by me!)

David said...

3 St hugo @ 55 = 165. 2 Nine Popes @ 75 = 150.

Like I said, you win, you get your Coonawarra bland grape juice, I win, I get proper Barossa wine.

David said...

Or, if you prefer, winner gets $150 Dan Murphy's card, its cheaper to post than bottles of wine.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

For those of you who are moaning, I'm using a technique called 'walking back' which I learned from your friends the Democrats.

Suck it up, dead heads.

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George said...

Hey.
Betting wine on deadheads like that ?
Wine should be the last thing to venture against politicians of any colour doing the right thing or the wrong thing or promising the secret coalition documents are 38 or 33 pages and a series of notes.
Most NZ and Australian wines are much to nice to so demean !
:)

Noel said...

"The refusal of the new coalition Government to release a lengthy coalition negotiation document, despite promises of transparency, led to a complaint to the chief Ombudsman. Peter Boshier has now ruled that the Government was within its rights to withhold the material."

Keep speculating.