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When will John Key hold his ministers to account?

Written By: - Date published: 7:23 am, July 30th, 2014 - 20 comments
Categories: john key, national - Tags: ,

Nick Smith can get away with bullying and intimidation.

Gerry Brownlee can break the rules he’s meant to enforce.

Murray McCully can have his department try and hide Malaysian sex criminals.

Jonathan Coleman can lie about what he knew about the FBI and Dotcom while he was granted permanent residency.

And that’s before we start talking about Judith and her glass of milk, or Hekia’s incompetence. (or trawling back further to the likes of English’s dodgy expenses).

John Key promised higher standards for his Ministers, but they appear to have carte blanche.

The likes of Coleman can claim to be following his example I suppose – with the number of times Key’s misled parliament (only some of which he’s corrected).

But we seem to have a number of sackable offences, but no sack.

I guess when you have a list that’s brought in the likes of Aaron Gilmore and Claudette Hauiti there’s not much of a pool to be choosing new ministers from; but have National never heard of responsibility for one’s actions?

20 comments on “When will John Key hold his ministers to account? ”

  1. fambo 1

    12th of never

    • disturbed 1.1

      Key thinks he can walk on water.

      Why could he ever admit he lied to anything when he thinks he is heaven sent?

  2. Ffloyd 2

    If they get back in, NEVER!! They will run rampant throughout NZ with no expectancy of accountability to NZ citizens at all.

  3. Tracey 3

    We could ask him, “John” has been rabidly posting his opinion on such matters here for a week or so.

  4. Tracey 4

    National brings you JOHN KEY-
    Lying to you for your own good since February 2008

    Transcript proves Key is lying

  5. Stuart Munro 5

    I actually have some sympathy for Key on this – the National talent pool is so shallow that corrupt and incompetent really is the best they can offer. They’re like the sorceror’s apprentice – can’t wait to be rid of the responsibility they could never handle.

    • Chooky 5.1

      ..or the Emperor’s new clothes…full of posing but nothing of substance ….that is good and true… there in reality

  6. Macro 6

    And today’s failure of Govt………
    Novapay!
    http://beehive.govt.nz/release/government-owned-company-take-over-school-payroll
    Good God! and Joyce has been telling us all year just how wonderful he’s been at fixing this crap system!

    • Tracey 6.1

      it is only a failure if labour is in govt. The private sector, which runs things so much better than govt, fucked up and cost us millions while joyce tried to save face.

      • Macro 6.1.1

        Notice Tracey that we will continue to hand over $9m a year to “talentless2” for an inadequate botched system.

    • Excellent!

      So next time Gosman or some other neo-lib fanboy sticks his/her head up and parrots the cliche that private enterprise is “better” than the State – we can wave “Talent2” is their sad faces…

      • Draco T Bastard 6.2.1

        The reality is that we can wave all sorts of failures that are due to privatisation in their faces and they still won’t believe that the state really is better at this type of stuff than the private sector.

  7. 100% Pure NZ 7

    Vote 4 John Key @ #TeamKey – Selling out Kiwi’s since 1985

  8. aerobubble 8

    I suspect Key will resign, should he win, when the housing market starts slipping. His work done.

    You can tell, because of the lies about housing. How under Labour housing was so bad, when in fact under Labour, pre-GFC, housing was affordable and not an issue. Certainly not on the then opposition leaders John Keys agenda. So a bit hypocritical to be citing how badly Labour were oding on housing, when Key had no policy toward the housing crisis, and many rightly argue has done nothing (RB raised the amounted need above zero).

    We can see now how it all worked, debt was king, government and reverse bank decided to indebtor the NZ economy, and would personal get richer, even richer after tax cuts for the richest.

    We’ve seen this happen before through history, when cheaters take over government, instead of actively working for their wealth, they merely cheat and undermine the wealth of the nation to greedily take as much as possible. Whether, cow shit floating down our rivers, or child coughing their hearts into an early death as they live in the garage of their couz, or the huge farm and housing debt.

    Its pretty clear we should arrest a lot of rich NZ like China is doing its favored elite class.

    • Tracey 8.1

      Are you really sure that before GFC homes were affordable in Auckland?

      • aerobubble 8.1.1

        A different debate, but the point stands. Key was more worried that tax payers get a tax cut than the problem of the housing market. How government should return taxes to the tax payer. Which would have destroyed the zero debt on the government books. Didn’t actual return taxes to those that paid them, rather went to the wealthiest and came, astonishingly, with a TAX HIKE on GST.

        And you wonder why Labour isn’t trusted, why have they been so silent for so long about the tax increase. Key RAISED taxes when he promise to lower them. If as we were told in parliament today, that incomes are not keeping up, then raising GST and lowering of top taxes was never balanced, it was and even bigger burden on the lowest paid in society when income slippage is taken into account.

        Key lies.

    • Murray Olsen 8.2

      I don’t think we’ve had affordable housing in the main centres for at least 25 years. The situation worsens irrespective of which neoliberal party is in power.

  9. disturbed 9

    100% Pure NZ

    you said

    “Vote 4 John Key @ #TeamKey – Selling out Kiwi’s since 1985″

    Maybe we’d better add:

    (Quote)”We don’t want you to be a tenant in your own land.” J.Key P.M.
    This when the Crafer farms were given the nod to be sold to a dodgy Chinese gang in 2012.

  10. Clemgeopin 10

    “When will John Key hold his ministers to account?”

    No, he won’t! It is the voters that will have to hold him and his ministers to account on Sept 20.

  11. john 11

    Every time a minister sneezes the Greens call for an inquiry and Labour call for a resignation.

    That criticism has become so repetitive, even over minor issues, that much of the time is considered disingenuous so it is now largely ignored by most people.

    Particularly things like secret trusts, when Cunliffe ran one, and immigrant donations, when Labour was taking them too.

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