Wednesday, December 5, 2018

WANNA BET

that the Prime Minister wakes up every morning cursing the names of Karel Sroubek and Ian Lees-Galloway in about equal proportions.

The omin-shambles the affair has become has cast a shadow over 'her' government reflected in the latest opinion polls with the Speaker coming under intense scrutiny over the last few days with his running of interference for both her and the Deputy Prime Minister.

The suspension of Bridges from Question Time this afternoon and the subsequent walkout by National is indicative of the temperature on both sides of the House caused principally by the doubling-down of the support given Lees-Galloway by Ardern and Peters.

This wouldn't have happened under Prime Ministers Clark, Key and English.   IL-G would have been DCM long before now if it hadn't been for Curran and Whaitiri.   He can thank his lucky stars that Jacinda Ardern blinked and backed-off but, in doing so, she handed National a BIG club with spikes on to beat her over the head with.


23 comments:

Psycho Milt said...

she handed National a BIG club with spikes on to beat her over the head with.

More like a celery stalk with limp leaves on. No-one's interested in this any more, to the extent that Bridges had to get himself thrown out of the chamber to keep any mention of it in the news. How's he going to get any story about it in the news tomorrow? Attend the House in a clown suit?

pdm said...

`Attend the House in a clown suit?'

I don't think so MIlt - the clown in the house is Mallard who is the worst and most biased Speaker I have ever seen. Mallard single handedly is responsible for 60% of the disorder in the house and with Peters responsible for another 30% there is only 10% left for the other 118 members.

I thought Margaret Wilson was bad but Mallard is making her seem competent and neutral.

Gerald said...

Aw Pdm every opposition and their supporters always moan about the Speaker .
If the claim is elevated to bias every time the perpetrator is ejected.
Don't be so bloody precious.

pdm said...

Gerald - read Audrey Young's latest effort at The Herald - she could almost have copied what I said.

Snowflake said...

And if Audrey Young says it you can take it to the bank!

The Nats have played this for all it’s worth, the horse is putrified and they’re still flogging it. Gotta distract from Maggie Barry, Jamie-lee Ross and Soimon I guess. Why don’t they simply release some decent policy I wonder?

The Veteran said...

Snowflake ... like the commitment to repeal the Compact on Immigration Reform which I-LG has already endorsed then.

Gueez, if I-LG is for it then that in itself is the reason to oppose it.

Psycho Milt said...

...the clown in the house is Mallard who is the worst and most biased Speaker I have ever seen.

Really? David Carter is the worst and most biased Speaker I've ever seen. It's almost as though we weren't completely objective observers...

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Snowflake

It is the government of the day (your mob of dils) whose job it is to release decent policy.

The opposition's job is to oppose that which is indecent. So far, everything put up by your mob of dils falls into the category of 'indecent.'

david said...

The continued pressure wrt this issue suggests even the opposition cant believe that ILG could be quite so incompetent and yet still be left standing.

Snowflake said...

You have a very confused and limited understanding of the role of the opposition in a liberal democracy, Adolt. That’s because you’re a dolt.
No positive government in waiting for you, it’s all about the vicious, unproductive negativity. That’s why you’re a loser; a trait you share with Brudges apparently.

On the Global Compact, Veteran, we can run with the Canadians and most of the EU or places which all have ‘issues” at the moment and who are virtue signalling to one another to feel less lonely. Maybe you should actually find out what’s in it though and make a call, instead of shrieking about who’s not signing it. It’s good to think for yourself chief.

Andrei said...

"No-one's interested in this any more..."

Obviously as false assertion Milt

This one is a shocker especially for those of us who know decent people who struggle to gain residency

The Veteran said...

Yep, I can understand why 'our' defenders of the faith want this story to go away what with the latest revelation that Mrs Sroubek went to the Opposition with her story at the behest of a former Labour cabinet minister ... clearly he knew the government would want to bury it ... and Iain Lees-Galloway being forced to apologise in the House yesterday for the way in which officials from his Department treated Mrs Sroubek.

All the while the Prime Minister ducks for cover to avoid answering why 'she' signed-off IL-G's original decision (since reversed) as 100% legit while the Deputy PM waxes hysterically about Mrs Sroubek being a National Party stooge in order to divert attention from his role in the debacle.

Yep, nothing to see here, move on ... at least until the judicial review hearing with Sroubek being funded by the taxpayer.

alloy said...

How could the PM invite us to "Read between the lines" implying she had a greater level of knowledge than Joe Public, and then yesterday deny she had any knowledge (other than what was known publically.)

Was she misleading us then, or misleading us Yesterday?

Psycho Milt said...

Obviously as false assertion Milt

If it were a false assertion, Bridges wouldn't have to resort to getting himself thrown out of the chamber to try and keep some mention of it in the news. Although, to be fair, he also had a strong interest in distracting the journos from National's many current woes.

Psycho Milt said...

...a former Labour cabinet minister...

Former Labour cabinet ministers include people like Michael Bassett and Richard Prebble, so that's hardly a 'revelation.'

All the while the Prime Minister ducks for cover...

All the while the Prime Minister patiently points out to the idiot questioning her that she isn't privy to operational details of the Police and Immigration services.

while the Deputy PM waxes hysterically about Mrs Sroubek being a National Party stooge...

Not a stooge, just the victim of yet another Dirty Politics operation by a Nat asshole-culture guy "taking one for the team."

Gerald said...

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/is-trevor-mallard-impartial-two-former-speakers-weigh-in/ar-BBQyejV?ocid=mailsignout
I believe this best covers it.
"This is classic parliamentary theatre that means bugger-all outside Parliament, really."

Andrei said...

Milt my friend Simon Bridges did not go out of his way to be thrown out of the chamber

If you look at the video you will see he had our scatter brained schoolgirl reeling under a barrage of very pertinate questions and the speaker ran interference for her.

Psycho Milt said...

"This is classic parliamentary theatre that means bugger-all outside Parliament, really."

Pretty much - good on ya, Chester.

Andrei: I have watched the video and saw the PM patiently enduring questions about operational matters that she can't be expected to answer.

Bridges has plenty of experience as an MP and has to be aware that accusing the speaker of bias before he's even opened his mouth is likely to get you sin-binned. Same with Brownlee. If he did get into that situation by accident, it was unusually stupid of him.

Andrei said...

You are spending ever moe of your time "tilting at windmills" Milt.

It becomes more and more obvious as time goes by Jainda Ardern is in a job well above her pay grade - her time might be better spent at home nursing her infant a job nature has provided her with the equipment for and Clarke Gayford lacks

Psycho Milt said...

We all have our opinions of other people, Andrei. In mine, Key was a corporate weasel good at fooling others but little else, English was a conservative dullard of the kind populating every bureaucracy, and Bridges is a walking embodiment of the Peter Principle. But all of our opinions count the same when it comes to politicians - ie, one electorate vote and one party vote.

Anonymous said...

I can now see why Andrei is in love with all things Russian particularly our bear wrestling, horse riding bare breasted action man Vladdy. In Andrei's world being born with a vagina means a life of cooking cleaning and child rearing.

Fact is the PM is in a position of power and Andrei is not.....and thus it ever shall be....get used to it.

Lord Egbut

alloy said...

PM Said: " I have watched the video and saw the PM patiently enduring questions about operational matters that she can't be expected to answer. "

Which brings us to the original question, if she didn't know anything, why did she ask us to:

"Read between the lines."

A statement which implies she had more knowledge than the rest of us.

Was she lying and misleading us then, or is she lying and misleading us now? (or perhaps she is misleading us in both circumstances.)

Andrei said...

Baited the hook and Egbut, God Bless Him, bit