Tuesday, October 10, 2017

MUSINGS FROM THE KORU LOUNGE

Winston Peters for Speaker.    Think on it ... Master of Parliament with all the prestige that goes with the job but still able to exercise control over his own Party (and, by extension, the government) but immune (to a degree) from the fallout from when the government you are supporting stuffs up.

The Speakers Flat in Parliament ain't exactly a hovel and he gets a Deputy Speaker and two Assistant Speakers to do the more mundane.   Has to be attractive for a guy pushing 73.   Pay is as much as a Minister inside Cabinet plus a generous expense allowance on a par with that of the Prime Minister plus a self drive car.   Lotsa nice Speaker junkets o'seas.

Speakers leave legacies enshrined in Speakers Rulings and then at the end of it all there is an automatic 'K' ... assuming Labour doesn't decide to abolish them (again).

And of course the old maxim comes into play ... you set a thief to catch one.

Now, why hasn't anyone else thought of that?


9 comments:

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

I'd pay good money to see Peters banish Mallard - permanently.

pdm said...

If that happens it will piss Mallard off in large chunks.

J Bloggs said...

Poacher turned gamekeeper.....

Anonymous said...

In the Koru. Let me guess you paid for the flight for later reimbursement to get the air or ststus points.
Pot kettle.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Anonymous Wanker

You continue the time honoured tradition of ascribing to honest people the crooked practices of dishonest people such as yourself.

You must be a leftie.

Anonymous said...

Don't have a Koru membership Adolt tosser.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

I'm not surprised. Very few wankers do.

Anonymous said...

You don't have one. No surprises there.

The Veteran said...

Anon ... have been a member for yonks along with 250k other Kiwis. What's your point?