Toddy does a runner

Written By: - Date published: 5:08 pm, September 14th, 2017 - 32 comments
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From Mountain Scene via the ODT:

His move contradicts comments from Prime Minister Bill English’s office in June.

Back then, a spokesman said: ”Todd Barclay will remain an MP until the election and will continue to carry out his usual duties and represent his community in that time.”

In June, the one-term National MP announced he would not stand again for Clutha-Southland after secretly recording a staff member.

From Stuff,

Disgraced Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay looks likely to be heading overseas with a tidy profit from the sale of his Arrowtown home.

Barclay purchased his three-bedroom home in Butel Park for $644,000 in April last year.

Today it is on the market for $925,000 and Queenstown real estate agent Chris Campbell says it is already under contract.

If it sells for the asking price that would be a profit of $281,000 in about 17 months.

 

32 comments on “Toddy does a runner”

  1. simonm 1

    And the little arsewipe made $281,000 on his Queenstown house in 17 months…

    But since there’s no housing crisis I guess he’s just a canny investor, huh?

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/96832790

    • weka 1.1

      thanks, hadn’t seen that. Have added it to the post.

    • One Anonymous Bloke 1.2

      Will it attract cgt under the brightline test?

    • JC 1.3

      I (Hope), and expect he will not meet the Bright-line Test, and therefore will at least be able to pay something back to his country…

      Given he did little enough for it!

      And. We are hopefully rid of one off the pestilence!

      Cancel his visa for re-entry!, (Not Pike…, NZ)

      Good Riddance, and FO!

  2. Patricia Bremner 2

    We won’t forget.

  3. … ” And the little arsewipe made $281,000 on his Queenstown house in 17 months…

    Another National traitor.

    Just like his leader the Dipper.

  4. Paul Campbell 4

    isn’t he still under investigation by the police? isn’t it about now that a man inn a funny hat shows up on his doorstep: ” ‘ullo ‘ullo ‘ullo, what’s all this then? can I please have your passport for safe keeping”

  5. One Anonymous Bloke 5

    One word: extradition.

  6. Acting up 6

    Well, the Toddminster has done exceptionally well (financially) from his brief and inglorious time as a National MP.

    Maybe he’s got a job lined up with another tobacco company.

    Good riddance!

  7. And hasn’t Todd turned out EXACTLY as the left suspected – a dirty coward who records people without them knowing, lies and lies and then runs away. That ciggie training actually worked lol

  8. mosa 8

    Well that is one less waster we can do without now we just have to sack his bosses.

  9. Incognito 9

    Toodle-oo Toddy.

  10. Ross 10

    I’m surprised the Tories didn’t have a cushy little job lined up for him here. Does that mean that even they are glad to see the back of him?

    • simonm 10.1

      Uncle John’s got a spot lined up for him at Merrill Lynch in London.

    • Wensleydale 10.2

      It’s an election year, and Todd Barclay is somebody Bill English would prefer to forget. They probably bought his airline ticket for him.

  11. Neil 11

    Reading some of these comments just proves a article i was reading in New Scientist. How the IQ of people have been declining in the past 20 years. More to the point it’s more a case of people no longer being encouraged to critically analyse anything; the spoon-fed drivel of politicians and the morass of media rubbish convince people to just ‘sit back and relax’. Don’t challenge yourself, don’t improve yourself, just sink into oblivion (but always pay your taxes and spend your entire income on ‘experiences’, there’s a good society…).
    Thats right Labour only wants to heavily tax the rich and middle class to pay for the bribes of idiots.

    • Michael 11.1

      WTF has your post got to do with Todd Barclay – or are you trying to make the point that his performance in public office (which he still holds, BTW) demonstrates the decline in IQ to which you advert? If so, on whose part – Barclay or people like yourself who evidently swallow whatever crap neoliberalism feeds them?

  12. savenz 12

    Typical Natz trougher! Is he double dipping too, like John Key and getting paid for being an MP while actually not working as an MP and pursuing other opportunities?

    • savenz 12.1

      Yep, he is troughing.

      “He is still officially an MP on a $160,000-a-year salary, with taxpayer-subsidised travel and car, until the September 23 election.”

      and Bill’s office is still lying for him…

      “His move contradicts comments from Prime Minister Bill English’s office in June.

      Back then, a spokesman said: ”Todd Barclay will remain an MP until the election and will continue to carry out his usual duties and represent his community in that time”

  13. silvertuatara 13

    Question: since Barclay is reportedly leaving for London prior to the 23rd September…..will he be offsetting his cost of travel and accommodation to the taxpayers purse…..and if so is he flying direct or making a large holiday of it with stop overs on the way?

    • Michael 13.1

      IIUC, Barclay scores a further three months salary (not sure about perks) from us all after 23 September. Then there’s the 2-for-1 deal on any pension plan he contributed to while our humble and trustworthy public servant … .

  14. pop 14

    He can look up Darren Hughes whilst he is over there.

    • tc 14.1

      One fell on his sword for a personal indiscetion, fessed up and exited parliamant asap.

      Some 8 or so years later a national MP had to be bailed out secretly after breaking a few laws with taxpayer funds.

      Then when it all blows up denies it, goes into hiding, PM misleads NZ, extracts maximum financial benefit.

      Are they good mates or old school buddies ?

  15. Don't worry. Be happy 15

    Any one under investigation for a crime would be stopped at the border right Minister for Police? You know, law and order, that sort of thing…..

  16. cleangreen 16

    How come the press hasn’t headlined this?

    Shit what a bloody corrupt little ditch we have got here now under National.

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