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Old Boys Club

Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, June 5th, 2013 - 36 comments
Categories: john banks, Parliament, sexism - Tags: , , ,

This speech follows Metiria Turei’s (previous post). In which John Banks (facilitated by Eric Roy) indulges in some good old fashioned Parliamentary sexism.

36 comments on “Old Boys Club ”

  1. fender 1

    “They get dressed up with their lipstick and make-up on t.v. …….”

    Don’t forget to mention the botox favoured by the stupid old fool gifted a seat by our corrupt PM!

  2. Ted 2

    There is only one reason for the charter schools. To break the teachers’ union. Just wait and see where schools are closed and charter schools opened. Unions will be fragmented.

  3. Ancient Ruin 3

    Soooo, let’s conflate questioning Bank’s integrity to the same level as childish name calling. Good one Roy…

    • karol 3.1

      Yes, Roy says the putting on lipstick and going on TV line is on “the same plane” as questioning Banks integrity over the Dotcom funding, and enabling private profiteering through Charter schools.

      At the end of Banks’ speech he repeats the lipstick line:

      They can wear the lipstick and look good on TV and make a big impression and don’t like it.

      Roche again objects to the sexism line. Roy then contradicts his earlier ruling, and asks Banks to withdraw the comment. Banks withdraws in an extremely half-hearted and unconvincing way – no apology.

      • Tigger 3.1.1

        Having seen Mr Banks swishing around Ponsonby in an effete leather jacket about a decade ago I suggest he may not want to resort to stereotypes…

      • emergency mike 3.1.2

        Wow I thought this wife-beater singlet level of sexism was long gone from parliament. Nope.

        So if a woman questions a man’s integrity in the house that makes it ok for him to respond with sexist taunts? Really Eric Roy? What decade is this again?

        There’s three things wrong with this. The sexism, the stupid ‘two wrongs make a right’ argument from the speaker, and the fact that Turei didn’t do anything ‘wrong’.

      • North 3.1.3

        The botox pumped troughing fool Botox Archibald Banks ! Babs !

  4. tracey 4

    This is the man who said that he thought Doug Graham would show “leadership” and hand back his knighthood and who didn’t note any irony in that statement

  5. Murray Olsen 6

    Eric Roy seems almost as intellectually challenged as John Banks is ethically challenged. How can the blue rinse Tories of Epsom not hang their heads in shame?

  6. Rodel 7

    This is unbelievable. I hope it is aired on prime time news.
    Why would those women and those men even stay in the same room as Banks.
    They should all walk out immediately holding their noses whenever he stands up.
    He is the shame of NZ.
    Question: Will the Johns give each other knighthoods?

    • vto 7.1

      This government has cheapened knighthoods.

      All you need to do today is be a top sportsperson ha ha ha ha


  7. Rodel 8

    I am incensed by Banks’ speech. How do I circulate this video clip to all my feminist friends, male and female.
    Christ1 this ‘thing’ has been made New Zealand’s Associate Minister of Education by John Key.
    Am I dreaming this? Even my Tory friends shudder.

    [karol: I moved your repeat comments to trash. You’re the second person that’s done that tonight. Is there a technological issue?]

    [lprent: http://www.youtube.com/embed/mt2WyqhbucY ]

    • Colonial Viper 8.1

      You click on the clip above, you go to the youtube logo, click on that, and go to the video directly on the youtube site, which will have a URL that you can copy and paste into an email.

    • Rodel 8.2

      Karol NO It’s not a technological issue….I think we are just so blindly incensed by (and I don’t usually resort to expletives….by this fuckwit Banks) that we have lost technological self controll !!! My apologies!

  8. Maybe put the whole thing together, and a transcript.

  9. why would she bring up kim dot com in a speech about schools?

    • Colonial Viper 10.1

      It’s not the schools part which is relevant, it’s the John Banks part.

      • Brett Dale 10.1.1

        Dont want to watch a nine minute video of a gren party member speaking, what did she about banks, I stoped after she started giggling talking about dot com.

        • felix

          Mostly she said he took big donations and wasn’t honest about them, pretended he couldn’t remember things that no-one really believes he couldn’t remember etc.

          You know, stuff that everyone knows is true and is all a matter of public record.

          Didn’t hear her giggling about Dotcom though, how far in did you get?

  10. felix 11

    old mason’s club.

  11. If a parent wants to send their kid to one of these charter schools that should be their choice.

    • felix 12.1

      And why should I pay for their dumb choices?

    • vto 12.2

      Not everything in a society is about freedom of choice. Sometimes such open choices to do as one wishes entirely and completely leads to the breakdown of society – so no, not everything should be a free choice.

      You can’t even choose whatever you want for your childs name ffs.

      I might choose not to pay taxes.
      I might choose to burn someone’s house down.
      I might choose to not educate my kids at all.
      I might choose to waste my time on here.
      I might choose to not choose anything.
      dim bulbs

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