Saturday, February 3, 2018

THE MENDACITY OF THE OAP FROM ST MARY'S BAY CONTINUES APACE

The more enlightened among you will recall the pinstriped dwalf's speech  at the Rotorua Convention Centre 0n 7 September 2005 when he said that he and his Party were not interested in the baubles of office and then just two months later he negotiated for himself a ministerial warrant as Minister of Foreign Affairs where he enjoyed  baubles aplenty propping up a terminal Labour/Progressive Party government.

Fast forward to 2017 when the 'man' made it clear that NZ First's coalition agreement with Labour was predicated on the fact that the Greens would not be represented around the cabinet table.    They arn't ... but of course they are represented on the various Cabinet Committees where they have a portfolio interest and where the policy details are worked through before they are presented to Cabinet for sign-off by the respective Minister.      In point of fact WRP sits on nine out of the ten Cabinet Committees and on eight of them he sits alongside a Green Party Minister. 

Then of course there is the all powerful Privileges Committee where WRP sits alongside Ms Golly Gosh from the Greens and capping that off there's Parliament's sensitive Intelligence and Security Committee, established just a couple of days ago, where WRP and the Hon James Shaw, leader of the Greens, can hold hands and whisper sweet nothings in each others ear.

I guess the point of all this is to remind readers that in the never never land inhabited by Winston Peters white is a dirty shade of black and ones word is definitely not ones bond. 





16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Word is not his bond?....good god he is wasted in NZ. He would do well in Westminster where a good fib is to be applauded .

Lord Egbut

Snowflake said...

Ms Golly Gosh! Fabulous! How extraordinarily witty.

Are feeble attempts to mock people’s names really the best you can do? Who says the right are out of ideas and inspiration?

The Veteran said...

Gueez Snowflake, you melt down pretty quickly ... no comment on the substance of the post then.

Shelldrake said...

Is there a requirement for members of the Security and Intelligence committee to be security cleared to the appropriate high level of clearance?
That level of clearance that requires close scutiny of all aspects of the candidates public and private life.

The Veteran said...

Good question and I have just had it confirmed by a ex-member of DPMC that they are not.
MP's are deemed to be Honourable Members by virtue of their election to Parliament and that carries forward to those holding ministerial warrants. That's where it ends.

I can see the Greens and WRP (especially) objecting to being PVed or, more appropriately, DVed as an intrusion on their private life. Some might see that as suprising. For myself and I have never bulked at the process either inside the military or in later life.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Oh, those Freudian typos!

I imagine most of the bulking would have occurred during later life.

Snowflake said...

Shelldrake raises a good question in respect of Jian Yang, who was very poorly vetted by the National Party. Will they be putting him up for the S & I Committee do you think? Surely they wouldn’t have any concerns about that now would they?

Shelldrake said...

He is'nt and it is highly unlikely that he ever will. So what's your point?

Noel said...

Sheldrake Section 19 has it covered for every member of the Committee.
No vetting required.

Snowflake said...

Thanks Noel. That is concerning in the case of at least one National Party MP. I wonder what vetting they did...

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Snowflake is getting all concerned about one National Party MP.

Perhaps he was in nappies during the parliamentary times of Field, Benson-Pope, Hughes, Carter, Samuel et al?

Boy oh boy. Were they ever a bunch of crook and weirdos?

The Veteran said...

Snowflake ... I suggest you're going where Raymond Huo doesn't want you to. The point is that neither Raymond or Jian are ever likely to be members of the I&S Cttee.

But I do think it's a little odd that the great unwashed have to be negative/postive/developed vetted depending on their level of access to sensitive material while MPs are excluded from the process simply because they're MPs.

But none of this has anything to do with the substance of the post. Clearly for you (and others) WRP is the paragon of virtue and walks on water. Whoops, perhaps there is a link ... dig a little into WRP's past and you never know what might turn up ... remind me about the Spencer Trust again.

Noel said...

Sorry forgot this in earlier post. http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1996/0046/latest/DLM392281.html

Given the small number of people on the Committee I'm guessing it would be easy to trace any leaked material

Snowflake said...

Oh dear Vet, so now you’re going after Raymond Huo because he has an Asian sounding name, or perhaps just because he’s of Asian ethnicity. Irony abounds.

I see Adolt’s list and raise him an Awatere-Huata, Garrett, Jennings, Barclay, Connolly, Brownlie, McCully et al.

Boy oh boy, Were they ever a bunch of crookS and weirdos?

The Veteran said...

Snowflake ... nah, talking about the Brady report which details his (Huo's) links with 'United Front' groups and his close working relationship with PRC representatives in NZL.

Is Labour Party Minister Phillip Field out of jail yet?

Snowflake said...

Sorry Vet, you seem confused. The thing you call the “Brady report” highlights close links between Don Brash and the PRC, true. No doubt several other Nat MPs have links there too, like Judith Collins. Yang is the one with the documented links to the Chinese security services, however. Good at vetting their MPs aren’t they?