I was listening to Parliament on the wireless this afternoon.
First. Question Time. Bennett was asked how many jobs the Jobs Summit has saved. Proudly, she announced ‘223’. But wait! A few minutes later she corrected that to, wait for it, 303!
After all that 223 303 jobs saved. A $65,000 talkfest of our mortal gods, the leaders of business, and all they can come up with is a watered down version of the unions’ 9 day fortnight. Four months later and more jobs have been cut from her ministry than Bennet has managed to save.
Second. Budget debate. Todd McClay, one of the Tories’ new airheads, was speaking.
The dude got 30 seconds in before running out of argument. Looked down at his notes and just started reading out the key messages someone had written for him – ” blah blah health, education, front-line blah blah”.
He went on to praise English for practicing “physical responsiblity”.
Glad to hear someone in National is.