I loved that, Nick. Thank you for watching on my behalf - me being off shore right now and all that! And I do love Grant Robertson, that good Dunedin boy.
Love the article. Nicole should try one of Todd's cup of teas and lie down. She is so painful to listen too
Thank you for that, Nick! How brilliant the Labour PM, Ministers, and MPs are is overlooked due to the braying, Nat-sucking media noise! Like this explanation! Tino pai!
A heartwarming read!
Every time I see or hear Seymour it astounds me how he and his party of invisible people continue to poll so high. As for Prebble telling us Luxon is doing a better job than Hipkins is shows where Seymour took his lessons in how to spout BS from.
I was a writer for a major government department (some years ago) in a role that included OIAs, and providing information for MPs to reply to those oral questions in Parliament. When they landed on the desks of backroom public servants everything stopped including lunch. Information was gathered on the basis of only-provide-what's-semantically-asked ... to the point of rediculousness.
Thank you Nick. Would that be standard question from Luxon, the times I've seen question time, it certainly appears to be. Not much upstairs I'm afraid except for the shiny egg.
Does anything useful ever come out of Question Time?
My grandmother, when I was living with her, listened to parliament with a passion. A hobby for old folk which raises a question😊 but I all ready know the answer. Tx for sharing and your passion to inform
I love Grant Robertson for all the reasons you have given - his genuine kindness & pure decency oozes from him.
Brilliant writing! I was chuckling and nodding all the way to the end. Right with you on Grant - his wit and intelligence outweigh the whole lot of the opposition members put together.
Thanks for reminder to watch politicians in action. I loved the way Winston used to support Jacinda when under attack. Up he'd get and off he'd go with (as you say) that twinkle in his eye. However, I am prepared to forego that pleasure in the matter of sanity.
Thanks for John Clark , Nick. A pretty accurate portrayal of the braying , background,childish noise in parliament. I find it difficult to listen to for too long. Nicola Willis is no match for Grant Robertson. His ability to think on his feet, his wit, and in fact his genuiness shine through. He genuinely wants to do his best for the people of this country. He is not a cynical politician. His wit has been compared to David Lange's. I would never listen to anything Richard Prebble says. What a toad he turned out to be.!
Right on as always.