Written By: - Date published: 11:11 am, February 13th, 2019 - 208 comments
Categories: Abuse of power, act, david seymour, Dr Deborah Russell, internet, Judith Collins, labour, Media, national, Politics, same old national, twitter - Tags:
Today was meant to be the the first meeting of the year of Parliament’s Finance and Expenditure Select Committee. Things started with a hitch. One Labour member was sick and a replacement was found but turned up 30 seconds after the committee was meant to start its meeting.
There are seven Government MPs on the committee, five National and David Seymour. Judith Collins and former speaker David Carter are amongst the opposition members.
A quorum is 7 and there were plenty of MPs to start the meeting. All they had to do was be in the room.
But instead of starting things so they could do their business, like hearing from important organisations such as the New Zealand Council of Social Services and the Minister of Finance and the Pike River Recovery Agency National decided to play games.
National MPs stood outside of the meeting room, along with a number of submitters who had turned up and the meeting was crashed for lack of a quorum.
Deborah Russell records events in these tweets:
And these tweets from two august members of the respected legal tweeters club have scathing conclusions.
I hope their pay is docked. A replacement being 30 seconds late is eminently forgivable can forgive but MPs refusing to do their job just to try embarrass the Government?