Cry me a river John

Written By: - Date published: 5:56 pm, May 23rd, 2012 - 16 comments
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Oh – John Key and his crocodile tears:

Mr Key says Mr Jones now has to answer, why did he ignore his officials?

“I just can’t answer the question of why he said yes, when the officials told him to say no. He must have some rationale for that but that’s the interesting explanation isn’t it, that’s the $24 million question.”

Exercise for the reader – post links to occasions of Key and the Nats ignoring official advice. Hypocrites.

16 comments on “Cry me a river John”

  1. Peter Meyers 1

    Seems Jones is in trouble for ingnoring his officals.
    Cry me a river, my name is Shane Jones.

  2. captain hook 2

    Fuck off.

  3. Carol 3

    Key doesn’t give a toss about official ministry advice, sometimes preferring to advise himself instead:

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/6769093/Stop-on-convention-centre-work-ordered

    The papers have emerged as Key today said he “advised himself” to chase Sky City for a deal to build a new national convention centre in exchange for changes to gambling laws.

    The papers, released by Labour, show Economic Development Ministry officials started looking in to a national convention centre with a feasibility study in August 2009.

    Key, as Tourism Minister, was briefed on the study and officials started work on a full business case for a new convention centre.

    But after it emerged around the same time that Sky City was considering expanding its convention centre, Key called a halt to work on the business case.

  4. Draco T Bastard 4

    I suppose it depends upon which official advice. Last budget they took Treasuries advice and ignored IRD, they’re now taking treasuries advice and, seemingly, ignoring the advice of the Ministry of Education.

    Basically, what it seems is that they take Treasuries advice on everything and ignore the specialist advice from the ministries. This is probably because Treasury and NACT look to the same dysfunctional ideology to measure things through.

  5. John72 5

    Remember, he is only a figurehead. He is there to win votes. Who is the power behind the throne?

  6. Chris 6

    What is the 24 million dollar question? Genuine question?

    • fender 6.1

      A desperate ‘assassin’ firing recklessly hoping for a hit.

      See Armchair below. Key making shit up. AGAIN

  7. Did John’s officials advise him that the figure involved was $24million, or was he going against official advice on how much money was involved? Or just making stuff up? Again.

  8. RoNS, as discussed between Russel Norman and Bill English during question 6 in parliament this afternoon.
    http://everytinystraw.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/get-it-together.html

  9. Huginn 9

    Mediaworks
    The Public Finance Act definition is only an ‘accounting treatment’

  10. r0b 10

    Here’s a few that I found in ten minutes with Google. Key has ignored official advice on:
    a levy for Sky City
    the fire at will bill
    the drinking age
    synthetic cannibis
    broadband
    ignored Tresury advice on a capital gains tax and rasing the age of super
    they’re also happy to ignore the business community
    and economists
    and I’m pretty sure they’ve ignored just about any advice they’ve had on the environment, ever.

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