“Without one shred of evidence”

This would have to be one of the funniest comments in Parliament today.

Rt Hon Winston Peters: I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. A number of allegations have been made by that member without one shred of evidence, and surely a person coming to this House in a genuine inquiry making an allegation of that level should be required to produce the evidence.

Of course Peters has never done that. He’s made many allegations in Parliament over the years, but he generally makes assurances there is boxes of evidence.

Most of it is still in the post.

However the target of Winston’s double standard, Melissa Lee, had the evidence ready to go. See Minister embarrassed by Advisory Group failing to keep minutes

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11 Comments

  1. chrism56

     /  June 28, 2018

    This government is turning into a laugh a minute surrealist comedians. Monty Python had nothing on this lot.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  June 28, 2018

      Send in the clowns….don’t bother, they’re here.

      I read praise for Ms A returning to work after six weeks and how great she is for doing this…but as she hasn’t DONE it yet, the fawning is premature.

      Anyone who still believes that the baby’s timing was chance will believe that there are fairies at the bottom of the garden.

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    • Gezza

       /  June 28, 2018

      Most of the time when Peters interjects to ask a patsy question of Ministers in trouble the question is immediately ruled out of order & just ignored by the Speaker. He makes as much of a mockery of Question Time as Key did.

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      • Gezza

         /  June 28, 2018

        Well, no, that’s not quite right. Peters makes about 3 or 4 times as much a mockery of it as Key did.

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  2. Kitty Catkin

     /  June 28, 2018

    If New Shub is right, the petrol tax won’t make it that much more a week for people’s own cars.

    For businesses with fleets of large and heavy vehicles, it will, but this wasn’t mentioned.

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    • PDB

       /  June 28, 2018

      Depends how often you use your car and whether your household budget is already tight. Of course this opens the door for Auckland Council to increase fuel taxes in the future to cover their addiction to spending – unfortunately this is but the start.

      No doubt costs will go up for goods and services reliant on vehicles, especially as the transport plan does bugger all for all those people that have no option but to drive on the roads & in fact many of the initiatives will make road congestion worse for vehicles than it is now.

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    • High Flying Duck

       /  June 29, 2018

      It’s going to cost my family over $10 per week extra when the regional fuel tax comes in, and more when the excise goes up. I don’t consider that “not much more”.

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      • Blazer

         /  June 29, 2018

        how many lessons do you want on how to reduce your fuel…bill?

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        • High Flying Duck

           /  June 29, 2018

          When public transport doesn’t go where I need to be, and when I need to do pickups and drop offs of my children, the car use isn’t exactly discretionary (unless I want them inside all the time).
          But if you have any wisdom to share…it is very well hidden.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  June 29, 2018

        That amount didn’t sound right to me, far too low. But I couldn’t remember what the predicted cost was.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  June 29, 2018

        I can’t find it again, of course 😦

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